UNC Greensboro Rallies to Defeat Wake Forest, 7-5 in Baseball
April 21, 1998

GREENSBORO, NC - UNC Greensboro used a three-run eighth inning rally to come back and defeat Wake Forest, 7-5, on Tuesday night at War Memorial Stadium in Greensboro, NC.

With the victory, UNC Greensboro improves its record to 33-15 while Wake Forest falls to 29-17.

The Demon Deacons jumped out to a 3-0 lead after 1 PI innings of play. Corey Slavik belted a two run homer, his fifth of the season, in the first inning and Sunny Chiou delivered a RBI double in the second for the Deacs. UNC Greensboro clawed back into the game by scoring single runs in the second, third and fifth innings to tie the score at 3-3. The Spartans took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the sixth with a two-out RBI single from Brandon Weber.

After two quick outs in the top of the eighth inning, the Demon Deacons started a rally with Ben Danosky,s harmless single to left field. After a series of pitching changes and pinch hitters, Jon Palmeiri reached base after being hit by a pitch to put runners at first and second base. Freshman Scot Siemon then delivered a two-run pinch hit double to left field to give Wake Forest a 5-4 lead.

UNC Greensboro responded quickly in the bottom of the eighth as Steve Mokan led off with a solo home run to left center field on the first pitch of the inning. After two strikeouts, Weber delivered a single to left field and Dominic Pattie gave the Spartans the lead for good with a two-run homer to right field.

Wake Forest had a chance to rally in the ninth inning, but Josh Otten grounded into a game ending double play with runners on first and second base. Jeremy Ward (6-8) took the loss in relief, allowing three runs in two innings of work. Mike MacDougal started for the Deacs and gave up four runs, three of which were earned, on five hits and three walks while striking out six batters in six innings of work.

Jason Parsons (7-1) picked up the win for UNCG, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings to close out the game.

The Demon Deacons will return to action on Wednesday when they face Appalachian State in Hickory, NC, at 7 p.m. #######



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