Deacs in the Dominican - Day 6
Dec. 21, 2012
By Steven Wright, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Wake Forest ended the competition part of its schedule with a doubleheader split against the National Air Force Team on Friday at San Isidro Air Base.
The Demon Deacons took Game 1 4-3 in 10 innings, coming from behind in the top of the ninth with a three-run homer from Brett Armour. The Air Force Team then took the second game 6-2.
Wake Forest ends its Dominican Republic trip with a 3-3-1 overall record.
The Air Force team scored one run in the first, one run in the fifth and one run in the sixth to take a 3-0 lead that lasted until the top of the ninth in Game 1.
Kevin Jordan reached on an error to lead off the inning, and Joey Rodriguez came in to pinch run. James Harris was hit by a pitch in the Deacs' next at bat, and two batters later, Armour blasted a breaking ball over the left field wall to tie things at 3-3.
In the top of the 10th, Rodriguez walked with one out to get the threat started and came around to score on a wild pitch two batters later to give Wake Forest the lead for good at 4-3.
Nate Jones earned the win by pitching the final 4.2 innings of the game without giving up a run and allowing just two hits. Jack Fischer was also solid on the mound, going 4.0 innings in his start and giving up just one hit and one run. Both Jones and Fischer struck out two batters in the game.
Armour ended the game 2-for-5, while Conor Keniry was the only other Demon Deacon to record multiple hits in the game, going 2-for-4 with a sacrifice bunt. Pat Blair also reached base four times with three walks and a hit by pitch.
Wake Forest collected three hits in the seven-inning second game. Jimmy Redovian singled in the second, Kevin Conway hit a solo home run in the fourth and Andrew Williams hit a ground rule double in the sixth. Williams advanced to third on a wild pitch and came home on a sacrifice fly by Luke Czajkowski.
The Demon Deacons will help run a youth baseball clinic in Boca Chica tomorrow morning before returning home tomorrow afternoon.