Wake Forest Falls to Winthrop in Home Finale
May 14, 2013
By Steven Wright, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeBaseball)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Winthrop jumped out early with four runs in the top of the second inning and was able to hold on for the 5-2 victory over Wake Forest in the team's last regular season home game of the year on Tuesday night at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.
The Demon Deacons fall to 28-25 with the loss, while the Eagles improve to 20-32 on the season.
Matt Lobacz got Winthrop on the board with a solo home run to lead off the second inning. Clay Altman followed with a single and Stephen Wallace then hit a two run home run to put the Eagles up 3-0. Leighton Daniels then capped the second inning with an RBI single to give Winthrop an early 4-0 advantage.
Grant Shambley helped Wake Forest get one run back in the third inning with a single that scored Evan Stephens, who singled and stole second earlier in the inning. Winthrop answered back immediately, though, with a solo homer by Altman in the top of the fourth.
Tyler Klitsch picked up the win to move to 3-9 on the season, as Mark McCoy (0-1) suffered his first loss of the season for the Demon Deacons. Nate Jones and Connor Kaden combined to pitch 4.0 innings of scoreless relief as well, giving up one hit apiece.
Keniry was the only Demon Deacon to put together a multi-hit day by going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Stephens and Mark Rhine both reached base three times each with a hit and two walks, respectively.
Wake Forest will head to Virginia Tech to begin a three-game series with the Hokies on Thursday. The Demon Deacons need to sweep Virginia Tech and need Georgia Tech to take all three games from Miami in Coral Gables in order to have a chance to get in the 2013 ACC Baseball Championship in Durham.