Baseball Drops Game and Series to Wake Forest
April 19, 1998
WINSTON-SALEM, NC--Wake Forest defeated Maryland 10-2 in an ACC baseball game that ended in the fifth inning due to rain at Hooks Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The game started 18 minutes late and featured two rain delays before the umpires made the decision to stop play.
The Deacons swept the three game series over the Terps. Wake's record stands at 29-16 overall and 10-10 in the ACC while Maryland is 18-22-1 and 3-14 in the conference.
The Wake Forest bats were alive early in the game scoring two runs in the first inning and five runs in the second. The Deacs added a solo run in the fourth inning and plated two runs in the fifth when the game was called with one out in the inning.
Junior southpaw John Hendricks (10-2) earned the win and is the first pitcher in the ACC to reach 10 wins. He gave up two runs and five hits in five innings of work. All five of the Maryland base hits were singles. The Kernersville, NC native struck out five and walked one and has now pitched five straight complete games. Mike Wooden took the loss for Maryland (1-6).
Right fielder Ben Danosky made the most of his three appearances at the plate for Wake Forest. Danosky finished the afternoon 3-3 at the plate with three runs scored, two RBI and two doubles. First baseman Jon Palmieri went 2-2 in the game with a triple. He collected three RBI and scored a run.
Wake Forest will face UNC Greensboro at War Memorial Stadium in Greensboro on Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. The Deacons will travel to Hickory, NC on Wednesday for a contest with Appalachian State that is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. before returning home in their final regular season home game of the season on Thursday versus Liberty. First pitch for that contest is 2:30 p.m.