Baseball Defeats Davidson, 14-9

Deacons improve to 18-10.

March 25, 1998

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- Ben Danosky, Jon Palmieri and Will Rikard all drove in three runs as Wake Forest defeated Davidson 14-9 in a college baseball game that started 34 minutes late due to rain at Hooks Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

The Deacons improve to 18-10 while Davidson falls to 4-21.

Wake Forest used three big innings to win the game. The Deacs plated three runs in the first inning on Will Rikard's sixth home run of the year. Wake added four runs in the fourth inning and seven runs in the seventh inning.

Danosky finished the game 3-5 at the plate and scored three runs in addition to the three runs he drove in. Palmieri was also 3-5 and scored two runs. The junior from Melville, NY has now hit safely in 21 of the last 22 games.

Peter Princi (1-0) came on in relief to pick up the win. Davidson starter Ryan Stroker (1-3) took the loss for the Wildcats.

Davidson's Brian Joyce had a game high four hits in a contest that featured 27 hits total between the two teams. The Wildcats' Stewart Sloan was 3-4 with an RBI while Kurt Davis was 2-4 with two runs scored and three RBI that he collected on a home run in the top of the second inning.

Wednesday's game concluded a 12-game homestand for Wake Forest, who will now travel to Clemson to begin a three-game series on Friday, Saturday and Sunday against the sixth ranked Tigers. Wake Forest's next game at Hooks Stadium will be Tuesday, March 31 vs. Elon beginning at 3 p.m.

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