Wake Forest baseball nips Duke
to win series
Wake Forest outlasted Duke 5-4 in 12 innings to clinch the ACC baseball series at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Sunday afternoon.
Four Deacons relievers combined to toss 62/3 shutout innings as Wake Forest (15-10, 5-4) edged the Blue Devils (13-11, 3-6) in the nearly five-hour game.
Ryan Cusick pitched the 11th and 12th innings for the victory, striking out two without allowing a hit. William Fleming pitched 21/3 innings, and Antonio Menendez pitched two innings. Bobby Hearn also recorded an out in the sixth.
Patrick Frick capped off an impressive weekend by delivering what proved to be the game-winning hit in the 12th inning, when he hit a line-drive single to score Logan Harvey.
Drumheller’s two-run single lifts App State past Louisiana
With Appalachian State trailing Louisiana by one run entering the ninth inning, Luke Drumheller of the Mountaineers delivered a two-run single to give the Mountaineers the lead, and Kaleb Bowman capped a 6-5 win by striking out the Ragin’ Cajuns’ fifth-place hitter with runners at the corners.
Just like in Friday’s series opener, Appalachian (10-12, 3-3 Sun Belt) trailed after seven innings but rallied to post a 6-5 victory in Russo Park against the preseason West Division favorite.
Winston-Salem State sweeps doubleheader
The Winston-Salem State baseball team swept a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon.
The Rams (20-10) won the first game 6-5 in seven innings, and in the second game, the Rams won 5-3 in seven innings.
Winston-Salem State is scheduled to play at 6 p.m. on Tuesday against Concord at Rich Park in Mocksville.
Deacons roll past Eagles
in men’s tennis
The No. 2 Wake Forest men’s tennis team made quick work of Boston College on Sunday afternoon with a 6-1 victory in an ACC match in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
The Deacons (21-3, 7-0) took the doubles point over the Eagles (5-10, 0-7) with victories at the No. 1 and 3 positions. After Melios Efstathiou and Alan Gadjiev took a 6-2 victory in on Court 3, and Petros Chrysochos and Bar Botzer clinched the doubles point with a 6-4 decision in the top spot.
Rrezart Cungu quickly pushed the lead to 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles, followed by a 7-5, 6-0 win on Court 4 by Efstathiou. Chrysochos clinched the match for the Deacons, taking down Derek Austin 7-6 (4), 6-2, in the top spot.
Wake Forest is scheduled to play at home at 4 p.m. on Wednesday against No. 11 North Carolina.
Wake Forest women’s tennis
takes down Louisville
The visiting Wake Forest women’s tennis completed the weekend ACC sweep with a 6-1 win over Louisville.
Led by No. 28 team of Chandler Carter and Emma Davis, No. 17 Wake Forest (17-3, 7-1) took the doubles point. Carter and Davis quickly picked up a 6-1 win, but Louisville (10-9, 2-7) took the Court 3 decision, putting the doubles point in the hands of Eliza Omirou and MC Meredith. They won 7-6 (1).