Wake Forest Outslugs Campbell, 11-9

April 7, 1998

BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Wake Forest pounded out 14 hits and used an eight-run fifth inning to defeat Campbell, 11-9, on Tuesday night at Taylor Field in Buies Creek, NC.

With the victory, Wake Forest improves its record to 24-13 while Campbell falls to 22-19.

With the score tied at two runs apiece, the Demon Deacons sent 12 batters to the plate as they exploded for eight runs on eight hits in the fifth inning. The scoring was highlighted by a three-run home run from Stephen Sullivan, while Jon Palmieri, Corey Slavik and Danny Borrell all had run scoring hits in the frame.

Campbell made the game close again by putting seven runs on the board in the sixth inning to cut the Wake Forest lead to 10-9, but the Demon Deacons responded with an insurance run in the seventh inning and held the Camels scoreless the rest of the way.

Sophomore Eric Schmitt (5-1) picked up the win, the 10th of his career, despite allowing six runs in 5 1/3 innings. Senior Peter Princi earned his second save of the season by tossing 3 1/3 innings of shutout and hitless relief.

Palmieri led the way offensively for the Deacs, getting three hits and two RBI in six at bats. Borrell, Scott Daeley and Chase Voshell all went 2-for-4 as eight different players collected at least one hit in the game for Wake Forest.

The Demon Deacons return to action on Wednesday when they host UNC Greensboro at 3 p.m. at Hooks Stadium.