Demon Deacons Fall to Elon, 3-2
May 2, 2012
ELON, N.C. - Conor Keniry went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Evan Stephens went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored, but Elon evened the season series with a 3-2 win over Wake Forest Wednesday night at Latham Park.
Elon improves to 27-21 on the season, while Wake Forest is now 27-20 overall. Tim Cooney made his first midweek start of the season and suffered the loss to fall to 5-5 after giving up three runs and striking out five in five innings of work. David Whitehead picked up the win for the Phoenix to improve to 3-3 after giving up just one run in six innings.
To go along with Keniry's and Stephens' multi-hit days, Mac Williamson was the only other Demon Deacons to record a hit, going 1-for-4 with an RBI.
Elon jumped on top in the second inning on a two-run homer by Joey Tomko and added another run in the bottom of the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly by Casey Jones.
Wake Forest answered with one run in the top of the sixth and one run in the top of the eighth but was unable to complete the comeback.
Stephens recorded his first hit of the game with one out in the sixth inning and promptly stole second base to put himself in scoring position. Two batters later, Keniry singled through the middle to score Stephens and give the Deacs their first run of the game.
Two innings later, it was again Stephens who got things going with a one-out single on a line shot through the left side of the infield.
An throwing error by the Elon third baseman on a ground ball by Pat Blair allowed Stephens to move to third and put runners on the corners. With two outs, Williamson was up with two outs and cut the deficit to one run with a single through the left side to score Stephens for the second time of the game.
Fischer, White and Dimock combined to keep the deficit at 3-2 heading to the top of the ninth, but Elon's Andrew MacDonald and Nate Young sat the Demon Deacons down in order to preserve the win. The save for Young was his seventh of the season.
Wake Forest will now have eight days off to focus on final exams before heading to Miami for a three-game series on May 11-13.