Wake Forest Baseball Fall Recap

Oct. 15, 2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest baseball team wrapped up its fall practice last weekend with the final two games of the Black & Gold World Series. After the Black team won the first three games of the series, the Gold team bounced back to win game four 8-4 and game five 7-2.

With game four tied at one entering the sixth inning, the Gold team scored four runs in the sixth and three runs in the seventh to pull away for the victory. In the sixth, Austin Stadler gave the Gold the lead with a double, which was followed up by a two-run home run from Weldon Woodall.

Stadler and Woodall each drove in three runs in game four, while Dustin Hood went 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Phil Negus got the start for the Gold team, throwing three innings and allowing only one run, while striking out four.

In the final game of the series, the Gold team scored six runs in the first two innings to cruise to the 7-2 win. Woodall drove in two runs in the game, while Hood and Ian Tomkins each scored twice. Freshman Michael Dimock started the game for the Gold team and pick up the victory, going three innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out four.

Hood led the Deacons at the plate during the fall, hitting .433, scoring 24 runs and driving in six. Freshman Carlos Lopez led Wake Forest in RBIs and home runs in the fall, driving in 17 runs and hitting five homers. Mike Murray hit .400 during the fall, while Stadler finished the fall with a .396 batting average.

A pair of freshmen, Dimock and Stadler, led Wake Forest on the mound during the fall. Dimock threw 18 innings during the fall, allowing five earned runs, striking out 20 and only giving up four walks. Stadler was tied for the team lead in strikeouts during the fall with 21. Negus also had a good fall on the mound for Wake Forest, also recording 21 punch outs.



Wake Forest opens its 2009 schedule on Friday, February 20, against Akron in the Wake Forest Invitational. First pitch from Ernie Shore Field is scheduled for 6 p.m. (ET).
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