Wake Forest Cruises Past Virginia Commonwealth, 7-1
April 27, 2004
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- Wake Forest starting pitcher Tim Morley allowed just two hits and one unearned run in eight innings to collect his third victory of the season as Wake Forest defeated Virginia Commonwealth, 7-1 Tuesday afternoon at Hooks Stadium. The Demon Deacons improve to 18-24 while the Rams fall to 26-17 overall.
The Deacons built a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. VCU starting pitcher Brandon Moore issued four walks in the inning and let loose a wild pitch which allowed Nick Blue to score from third. Wake Forest got its other run when Ben Ingold scampered home on a Brad Scioletti sacrifice fly.
Leading 3-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Deacs scored twice to extend their advantage. Blue led the inning off with a single, stole second base and scored on a Matt Antonelli single to left. With two outs, Scioletti blooped a single into shallow center field, bringing Antonelli around to make the score 5-0.
Two walks by Morley in the top of the sixth, followed by a passed ball and RBI groundout off the bat of VCU's Jeff Parrish put the Rams on the board at 6-1.
Scioletti led the Deacs offensively on Tuesday, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Antonelli and Ryder Mathias each contributed two hits apiece for Wake Forest and Morley improved to 3-5 on the season with his solid performance on the mound.
The Demon Deacons return to action Wednesday when they host Elon at 3 p.m. at Hooks Stadium.