North Carolina Baseball Defeats Wake Forest 10-5
April 4, 1998

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - North Carolina scored seven runs in the first two innings on the way to a 10-5 win over Wake Forest in ACC baseball action on Saturday afternoon at Hooks Stadium.

North Carolina improved to 21-10 overall and 6-3 in the ACC while the Deacons fell to 21-13 and 4-8 in the conference.

Left hander Mike Bynum (4-3) started the game for North Carolina and earned the win. Bynum pitched seven innings giving up eight hits and five runs. Only three of the five runs were earned. Wake Forest starter Mike MacDougal (4-3) took the loss for the Deacons. The sophomore from Mesa, AZ lasted 2.2 innings before being relieved by freshman Danny Borrell.

The Tar Heels started the scoring in the first inning when center fielder Jarrett Shearin hit a two run homer to left field. Wake Forest countered in the bottom of the inning thanks in part to an error by Tar Heel second baseman Rob Miano. With the bases loaded and one out Wake Forest's Will Rikard hit into what appeared to be an inning ending double play. However, after getting the first out at second, Miano's throw to first was wild and allowed Scott Daeley and Jon Palmieri to score.

In the top of the second inning, North Carolina's first three batters all reached to load the bases. Miano hit into a two-three-two double play . The Deacons intentionally walked Brian Roberts to load the bases again and lost its chance to get out of the inning unscathed when third baseman Cory Slavik let a Shearin grounder get past him to plate Jay Madeira and Kevin Davidson. Roberts and Shearin scored on a single by Chris LaMarsh, while LaMarsh scored on single by Ryan Earey to make the score 7-2.

North Carolina added solo runs in the third, fourth and seventh innings. Wake Forest scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh, two of which came on a single by Palmieri to score Daeley and Ben Danosky. Palmieri would later score on a two out double to right field by catcher Andrew Riepe.

Reliever Derrick DePriest came in for Bynum at the beginning of the eight inning and retired Wake Forest's final six batters in order.

A double-header was originally scheduled for Saturday, but due to poor weather conditions early in the day the two teams only played one game. Tomorrow the two schools will meet in a double-header at Hooks Stadium. First pitch for the first game is scheduled for 12 noon.