Baseball Defeats Maryland 17-3

April 17, 1998

Winston-Salem, NC--Wake Forest hammered out 15 runs in the first four innings on the way to a 17-3 win over Maryland in ACC baseball action at Hooks Stadium on Friday afternoon.

With the win Wake Forest improves to 27-16 and 8-10 in the ACC, while Maryland falls to 18-20-1 and 3-12 in the conference.

Peter Princi (2-0) came on in relief of Wake Forest starter Mike MacDougal in the top of the third inning and pitched five scoreless innings to earn the win. Maryland starter Brandon Agememnone (4-6) didn't make it out of the third inning and took the loss for the Terrapins.

The Deacons plated five runs in the first inning, two in the second, seven in the third and one in the fourth . The first inning was highlighted by two home runs. Third basemen Cory Slavik connected on two-run shot to right center field to score Jon Palmieri. Three batters later, Andrew Riepe also hit a two-run homer to give Wake a 5-0 advantage after one inning.

Maryland answered with three runs in the top of the second inning. All three runs were scored with two outs and two of the runs were scored when Chris Blue and Casey Trout were hit by MacDougal pitches with the bases loaded.

Wake Forest plated two more runs in the bottom half of the inning to push their lead to 7-3. The Deacons slammed the door in the bottom of the third inning sending seven batters to the plate before making their first out. After an inning that feature seven runs and five hits Wake lead the Terrapins 15-3.

Ben Danosky hit a two run homer in the bottom of the eighth for the Deacs to make the final score 17-3.

Wake's top four batters in the order had a combined 13 hits and accounted for 11 runs and 11 RBI. Scott Daeley finished the afternoon 3-5 with two doubles and four runs scored. Danosky was 3-5 with three runs, three RBI, a double and his ninth home run. Palmieri was 5-6 with two doubles, two runs and three RBI while Slavik was 2-4 with five RBI, a triple and his fourth home run of the season.

Trout and Michael D'Archangelo both banged out two hits for the Terps. Trout had a double and an RBI while D'Archangelo scored a run.

The two teams will meet in game two of the three game series tomorrow at Hooks Stadium with first pitch at 1:30 p.m. Sunday's game will also feature a 1:30 p.m. start and will be followed by a clinic given by the Wake Forest baseball team. Youngsters age 16 and under are invited to attend. For more information contact the Wake Forest marketing office at 758-6042.



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