Wake Forest Advances at ACC Baseball Tournament

May 17, 2001

FORT MILL, S.C. - In Wednesday's nightcap at the 2001 ACC Baseball Tournament, No. 3 Wake Forest (38-15) extended its winning streak to eight games against No. 6 North Carolina (31-25) with an 11-8 win at Knights Stadium. Wake Forest advances to face No. 7 Virginia in Thursday's final game, while North Carolina will meet No. 2 Clemson following Thursday's first game.

Wake Forest's offense erupted for 15 hits and the Deacs scored runs in five of eight innings in the win. All but one of the Wake Forest batters had a hit and five of the nine batters had two or more hits in the game.

The Deacons were led by pitcher/designated hitter Cory Sullivan. On the mound,Sullivan was forced into his earliest exit of the season, but at the plate, the senior was 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs and a home run. The home run was Sullivan's 10th of the season.

Third baseman Corey Slavik also contributed to the Deacon cause with a 2-for-3 night that included two runs, three RBIs and his 10th home run as well. Right fielder Ryan Johnson was also 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

North Carolina was able to take advantage of a combination of walks and errors by Wake Forest to produce eight runs on nine hits. Only three of North Carolina's eight runs were earned. Wake Forest pitchers allowed eight walks in the game.

Ralph Roberts, Chad Prosser and Russ Adams all had two hits apiece for the Tar Heels. Roberts had two runs scored as well.

North Carolina reliever Daniel Moore (5-5) took the loss, while Wake Forestreliever Josh Bartlett recorded (3-1) his third win of the season. Dave Bush picked up his 14th save, pitching 2.1 innings of shutout baseball to preserve the win for the Deacs.



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