No. 16 Wake Forest Rallies Past Winthrop

April 20, 1999

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - First baseman Jon Palmieri went 4-for-5 with four RBI and Matt Briggs tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings to lead 16th-ranked Wake Forest to a 13-7 victory over Winthrop at Hooks Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

With the victory -- the school-record 15th straight at home for the Demon Deacons -- Wake Forest improved to 29-11 on the season, while Winthrop fell to 28-14.

Briggs (3-0) came on with two outs in the fifth inning and held the Eagles scoreless for 4 1/3 innings allowing only two hits and striking out four. Jeremy Herauf (1-3) took the loss for Winthrop after allowing eight runs on eight hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings.

Trailing 1-0 in the top of the second inning, Winthrop grabbed a 2-1 advantage on a two-run homer by the designated hitter Todd Leathers. His home run platted Jason Colson who led off the inning with a single.

Wake Forest regained the lead in the bottom of the third inning when a double by Andrew Riepe scored Danny Borrell and Jason Aquilante to give the Deacons a 4-2 lead.

The Eagles answered in the top of the fourth inning with four runs to make the score 6-4. All four runs came courtesy of a grand slam to right center by Todd Friedman.

After both teams traded runs in the fifth inning with Wake Forest trailing 7-5, the Deacons plated six in the bottom of the sixth inning. The inning was highlighted by a three-run homer by Borrell and RBI singles by Palmieri and Matt Price to take a decisive 11-7 advantage.

Price ensured the final 13-7 margin in the bottom of the eighth inning with his second home run of the season, a two-run shot that scored Carlos Brackley who was pinch running for Steven Sullivan.

Wake Forest will return to action tomorrow when the Demon Deacons travel to Virginia Commonwealth to face the Rams at 6 p.m. in Richmond, VA.



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