Steamrolling Deacons End Long Drought at FSU
Steamrolling Deacons End Long Drought at FSU.
Tom Walter and his 15th-ranked Wake Forest baseball team fortified its already strong postseason resume by knocking off No.
“When they look at tournament resumes and hosting resumes, they look for signature series, and that just might be one that makes the difference.’’ The Deacons (35-16, 17-10) will attempt to keep the momentum rolling against Appalachian State on Tuesday in a game scheduled for Shelby’s Keeter Stadium, home of the American Legion World Series.
The Deacons outlasted the Seminoles 4-3 in game one, which was suspended in the fifth inning on Friday because of storms and resumed on Saturday as part of a doubleheader.
Wake Forest led 4-2 at the time of the suspension, and held on the next day with ace reliever Griffin Roberts logging two shutout innings.
Florida State rebounded to beat the Deacons 4-0 in the second game Saturday.
Tyler Holton stymied Wake Forest on four hits and no walks while striking out nine.
Steel knocked in five runs on his 11th and 12th homers of the season.
“With Bruce, it’s just a matter of cutting down the swings and misses.
The Seminoles sliced a four-run Wake Forest lead to 10-9 when Roberts emerged from the bullpen in the seventh to pitch the Deacons out of a one-out jam.