Baseball Downs Virginia Tech, 8-4

April 6, 1999

Box Score

BLACKSBURG, Va - Andrew Riepe went 4-for-5 with two doubles and scored three runs to lead Wake Forest past Virginia Tech, 8-4, on Tuesday afternoon at English Field.

With the victory, Wake Forest improved its record to 20-10 on the season while Virginia Tech dropped to 16-11.

Wake Forest starter Scott Siemon (6-1) picked up the victory after allowing three earned runs in 6 1/3 innings of work. He allowed seven hits and one walk while fanning four batters. Danny Borrell earned his first save of the season after tossing 2 1/3 shutout and hitless innings to close out the game.

Virginia Tech's Brendan McCullers (1-1) took the loss, allowing five runs on seven hits in three innings of work.

The Demon Deacons took a 2-0 lead in the second inning with a pair of RBI singles from Stephen Sullivan and Scott Daeley. Wake Forest stretched the lead to 5-0 with three more runs in the third inning as Sullivan and Riepe each drove in runs with RBI doubles and Corey Slavik plated a run with a RBI groundout. Sullivan finished the game 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI and Borrell and Daeley each had two hits in the game for Wake Forest.

Virginia Tech cut the lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the third inning with a RBI single from Eric Shiflett, while a RBI double from Shiflett in the fifth inning made the score 5-2. Shiflett finished the afternoon with two hits in three at bats.

In the sixth inning, Jason Aquilante singled and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly from Jon Palmieri to push Wake Forest's lead to 6-2. Virginia Tech mounted a comeback in the bottom of the seventh inning when John West and Kevin Bice led off the inning with back to back singles. A sacrifice fly >from Randy Martin drove in West and a RBI groundout from Austin Rappe plated Bice to make the score 6-4 before Borrell came in to shut down the rally.

The Demon Deacons added a pair of insurance runs in the top of the ninth inning on a two-run triple from Slavik to make the score 8-4. Slavik finished 2-for-4 with three RBI in the contest.

Wake Forest will return to action when the Demon Deacons host Appalachian State on Wednesday at 3 p.m.


WFU   023 001 002 -  8 14  3
VT    001 010 000 -  4  7  1
Siemon, Borrell (7) and Riepe. McCullers, Beale (4), Miller (9) and Gauch. 3B-Slavik (WF). 2B-Riepe (WF) 2, Sullivan (WF), Bice (VT), Shiflett (VT), Gauch (VT). W-Siemon (6-1). L-McCullers (1-1). T-2:24. A-260.



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