Young Shuts Down Maryland In a 10-5 Victory
April 24, 2004
Winston-Salem, N.C. - Kyle Young fired seven shutout innings to propel the Wake Forest baseball team to a 10-5 victory against Maryland on Saturday afternoon at Hooks Stadium. The win was Wake Forest's third straight and the Deacons have won four of their last six.
Just as they did on Friday, the Demon Deacons built a huge early after six innings. Today, the Deacons led 10-0 heading into the game's final three innings. Wake Forest scored four runs in the third inning and another four in the fourth, before tacking on two more tallies in the sixth.
In the third, the Deacons took the lead on Matt Antonelli's double down the left field line. Then, Ben Ingold's groundout scored a run and Steve LeFaivre followed with a sacrifice fly. Brad Scioletti tripled and scored on J.B. Tucker's single.
Wake Forest did further damage in the fourth inning with another four runs. The big blow in the inning was Tucker's two-run double off the wall that scored LeFaivre and Scioletti.
Tucker also was involved in Wake Forest's two-run sixth. His single through the middle was his third hit and fourth RBI of the day. Wake Forest's junior catcher is 6-for-9 this weekend with eight RBI.
Young (4-4) posted his best outing of the season and tied a career long with seven innings. He escaped a first inning jam, leaving the bases loaded without allowing a run. Then after a double play to end the second, Young didn't allow a Maryland runner into scoring position until the seventh .
Maryland starter Sean Kane took the loss and fell to 1-6 overall. He allowed eight runs in five innings on eight hits and four walks.
The Demon Deacons have scored 10 runs or more in each of their last three games for the first time since early March. The two victories against Maryland this weekend give the Deacons the series win. It is Wake Forest's first ACC series win since March 2003 against Duke.
One notable streak came to an end on Saturday as senior second baseman Nick Blue committed his first error since June 2002. Also, although Casey Sterk reached base twice, he saw his career-best six game hitting streak come to a close.
The two teams will finish their weekend series at Hooks Stadium on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Danny Mackey gets the ball for the Demon Deacons.