Wake Forest Drops 11-2 Contest to Florida State
March 27, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Wake Forest took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but Florida State defeated the Demon Deacons 11-2 Sunday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium.
The Seminoles improve to 18-6 overall and 6-3 in the ACC, while the Demon Deacons are now 8-15 and 3-6 in the conference.
FSU's Gary Merians got the win by throwing six innings and allowing five hits and a walk. Wake starter Zach White took the loss and falls to 0-3 on the year after lasting just 1.2 innings.
Things looked good for Wake Forest after the top of the first when they took a 1-0 lead. Blair walked with one out before Williamson singled to left field, putting runners on first and second. Matt Conway then flied out to center, but the ball was deep enough to advance Blair to third. The Deacons scored when Carlos Lopez hit a ball to third base. Sherman Johnson threw the ball past first base, allowing Blair to score, but the relay throw to the plate got Williamson who was also trying to score to end the inning.
Florida State immediately answered and scored three runs in the bottom of the first on back-to-back home runs by Mike McGee and James Ramsey.
The Seminoles then took a commanding 10-1 lead with five runs in the bottom of the second and two more runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Wake Forest scored one more run in the sixth, but that's all the Deacons could get. Brooks led off the inning with a single and came around to score from first base on a double to left center by Williamson.
Lopez and Jack Carey also picked up hits in the game for the Demon Deacons.
Wake Forest will be back in action on Tuesday when it plays Appalachian State at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory, N.C.