Deacons Run Over Georgia Tech, 22-1

April 16, 1999

Box Score

ATLANTA -Jon Palmieri went 5-for-5 and drove in three runs, and Danny Borrell drove in four runs on two hits to back the three-hit pitching of Mike MacDougal, helping Wake Forest tie a pair of school scoring records Friday night in a 22-1 rout of 11th-ranked Georgia Tech.

The Demon Deacons (27-10, 10-5 ACC), which moved ahead of the Yellow Jackets (27-11, 8-5) into second place in the ACC standings, tied a school mark for runs scored and for victory margin in an ACC game. Wake Forest previously had beaten Clemson 22-9 in the championship game of the 1977 ACC Tournament, and beat South Carolina 20-2 in 1958. The margin of defeat matched a Tech mark for an ACC game, equalling a 25-4 loss to Duke in 1983 in Atlanta.

An anticipated pitching battle between MacDougal (8-2) and Tech all-America Chuck Crowder (8-2) quickly deteriorated into a one-sided affair. The Jackets never threatened to score against MacDougal until the eighth, when Richard Lewis doubled and scored on a wild pitch. The junior righthander fanned five and walked five.

Meanwhile, the Deacons chipped away at Crowder for single runs in the first, second, and fourth innings, then erupted for five in the fifth and six in the sixth. Tech helped Wake's cause with eight errors which translated into nine unearned runs in the game. Crowder, the first of four Tech pitchers, lasted just 4-1/3 innings, giving up seven runs (two earned) on five hits.

Other hitting stars for Wake Forest included Scott Daeley (4-for-7, two RBI), Jason Aquilante (3-for-5, two RBI), Andrew Riepe (2-for-5, four RBI) and Chase Voshell (2-for-4, two RBI). The Deacons had 23 hits, but only five for extra bases and no home runs.

The teams resume the series at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Wake Forest (27-10, 10-5)    110 156 440 --  22  23   0
Georgia Tech (27-11, 8-5)    000 000 010 --   1   3   8

Mike MacDougal, Ricky Paugh (9) and Andrew Riepe. Chuck Crowder, Jesse Thompson (5), Rhett Parrott (6), Brad Busbin (8) and Eric McQueen. WP--MacDougal (8-2). LP--Crowder (8-2). T--2:49. A--851.