Demon Deacons Send Georgia Tech to Third Straight Loss, 12-3

April 17, 1999

Box Score

ATLANTA -- Jon Palmieri and Danny Borrell hit back-to-back home runs, capping a seven-run outburst in the eighth inning Saturday as Wake Forest cruised past 11th-ranked Georgia Tech for the second straight day, 12-3, at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The Demon Deacons (28-10, 11-5 ACC), who won their third straight game in the series against Tech (27-12, 8-6), have outscored the Yellow Jackets 34-4 and amassed 39 hits in the two games this weekend. Tech, which has lost three straight games, committed four more errors Saturday and has 12 in the series.

Eric Schmitt (4-1) was the beneficiary of Wake's 16-hit attack Saturday, winning his second straight start against the Jackets after allowing three runs on six hits in 6-2/3 innings. Tech starter Simon Young (7-3) took the loss after giving up five runs, three earned, on eight hits in six innings.

The Deacons led 5-3 before their eighth-inning assault against Tech reliever Kevin Cameron, beginning with RBI singles from Matt Price and Jason Aquilante. After Scott Daeley was intentionally walked, Palmieri launched his 12th homer of the season to the opposite field to give Wake Forest a 10-3 lead. Borrell, who had hit a solo home run to lead off the third, belted another to make the score 11-3. Andrew Riepe drew a walk and scored the 12th Wake run on Stephen Sullivan's double.

Palmieri finished the game with two hits and three RBI, and Price added three hits and three RBI.

Brad Stockton hit his fourth homer of the season for Tech in the first inning. Mark Teixeira's double and Stephen Donaghey's single drove in the other Tech runs in the second.

The teams conclude their three-game series at 4 p.m. Sunday. The game will be televised on the ACC regional network of Fox Sports Net South, Home Team Sports and the Sunshine Network.


Wake Forest (28-10, 11-5)  112  001  070  --  12  16  0
Georgia Tech (27-12, 8-6)  102  000  000  --  3   8   4

Eric Schmitt, Scott Siemon (7) and Andrew Riepe. Simon Young, Kevin Cameron (7), Andy Mitchell (9) and Eric McQueen. WP--Schmitt (4-1). LP--Young (7-3). SV--Siemon (4). HR--Wake Forest: Danny Borrell 2 (8), Jon Palmieri (12), Matt Price (1); Georgia Tech: Brad Stockton (4). T--2:45. A--953.