Hendricks Shuts Down Tigers in Baseball
MARCH 29, 1998

CLEMSON, SC -- Lefthander John Hendricks pitched a complete game as Wake Forest defeated Clemson 8-2 on Sunday afternoon at Tiger Field.

Hendricks (6-2) went the distance, allowing six singles, two unearned runs, and seven walks while striking out six. Hendricks was able to pitch out of two bases loaded jams, including one in the eighth inning. Hendricks struck out Brian Holstad looking and got Patrick Boyd to fly out to end the inning. Clemson starter Skip Browning (5-1) suffered the loss. It was the first loss by Clemson's current four-man rotation this year. They now have a combined record of 20-1.

The Demon Deacons (19-12, 4-7) jumped out to 4-0 lead in the fourth inning on four consecutive hits, including a two run double by Will Rikard that glanced off third baseman Holstad and trickled down the left-field line.

Wake Forest then added four runs in the seventh inning, all unearned, to increase its lead to 8-0. Andrew Riepe started the inning with a walk. Then, Sunny Chiou's bunt was thrown wide by Browning in an attempt to put out Riepe at second base. Chase Voshell then singled when he placed a bunt between the pitcher and third baseman. With one out, Ben Danosky hit a fly ball to right field that Matt Padgett caught and fired home. Chiou ran a third of the way home then stopped as the runners behind him proceeded anyway. But catcher Derek Borgert's throw to get Voshell as he made his way back to second base was not in time and Chiou scored on the play. Jon Palmieri followed with a three-run homer to left, capping the Demon Deacon scoring.

Clemson (27-4, 5-1) responded with two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh. One came on a throwing error by shortstop Voshell and the other came on Jason Harris' sacrifice fly to right field.

Palmieri had two hits, including a three-run homer, to pace Wake Forest. Rikard also helped the Demon Deacon cause with the two-run double.

The Tigers were led at the plate by Peter Nystrom's two hits. He was the only Tiger with two hits.

The Tigers ended the day stranding 14 runners on base, including 12 in the last six innings. Wake Forest left only two runners on base.

Clemson will play host to Georgia on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:15 PM

Wake Forest	0  0  0     4  0  0     4  0  0 -		8    7    1
Clemson		0  0  0     0  0  0     2  0  0 -		2    6    2

Win - Hendricks (6-2) Loss - Browning (5-1) 2B - Rikard (7) HR - Palmieri (5) Time: 2:23 Attendance: 2,327


 

 

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