Carey and Stephens Lift Wake Forest Past App State 4-2

April 16, 2014

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By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeBaseball)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest scored four runs in the seventh inning as the Demon Deacons rallied to defeat Appalachian State 4-2 on Wednesday night at Wake Forest Baseball Park.

Jack Carey and Evan Stephens each doubled in two runs a piece in the seventh to lift Wake Forest (24-15, 11-7 ACC) over the Mountaineers (13-21) who had a two run lead coming into the inning.

Nate Mondou and Stephens each had two hits for the Deacs while App State limited Wake Forest to five hits. Parker Dunshee earned the win after a scoreless appearance in the seventh to improve his record to 2-1.

Matt Pirro got the start while Garrett Kelly, Will Craig, Dunshee, Max Tishman and Aaron Fossas pitched in relief. Fossas picked up his 10th save of the season. Wake Forest relinquished just four hits all game and kept the Mountaineers from getting a hit after the fifth inning.

Appalachian State plated two runs in the second inning after the Mountaineers scored one run on an error and another on a bases loaded walk.

Mountaineers starting pitcher Sean Mason gave up two hits but was relieved in the seventh inning at the start of the Demon Deacon rally. Matt Conway walked to start the seventh and was followed shortly by a double from Mondou and a walk from Breazeale. After Mason came out of the game, Carey came off the bench and doubled to left field to even the game at 2-2.

One batter later, Stephens doubled down the left field line to put Wake Forest up 4-2. Fossas came on in the ninth inning and earned the save.

Tyler Stroup had the lone RBI for Appalachian State while Taylor Thurber took the loss.

Wake Forest turns its sights to No. 5 Florida State as the Deacs welcome the Seminoles for a three-game series at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park. First pitch on Friday is at 6 p.m.

 

 

 

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