Wake Forest halts Coastal’s five-game winning streak

ccubase-17swingWake Forest second baseman Jake Mueller was 4-for-5 with four RBI to lead the Demon Deacons to a 13-8 victory over #18 Coastal Carolina Wednesday evening at Springs Brooks Stadium, snapping the Chanticleers’ five-game win streak.

Wake Forest (10-4) hit home runs in the second, fourth and sixth innings, scoring a total of 10 runs in the three frames to secure the win. Coastal (9-6) tied the game once and got to within two once, but was held scoreless of the final four innings.

In addition to Mueller, the Deacons’ catcher Ben Breazeale was 3-for-6 with a home run, while Keegan Maronpot and Logan Harvey each collected two hits.

Billy Cooke was a bright spot for the Chants as he was 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk. Kevin Woodall Jr., and Matt Beaird each had two hits.

CCU starter Anthony Veneziano (0-1) walked the first two batters of the game, but recorded three straight outs to escape. Then, in the home half of the first, Coastal put three runs on the scoreboard and looked to be in control.

Frist, Cooke hit his second leadoff home run in four games to give Coastal a 1-0 lead. Cooke has three home runs for the season and hit a leadoff blast to start the Albany game last Saturday night. Wood Myers, Peyton Isaacson and Woodall followed with consecutive singles to put the Chants up 2-0. Jordan Gore followed with a safety squeeze bunt to drive in Isaacson to cap the scoring in the frame.

Wake Forest used a three-run home run to answer with five runs in the top of the second to take a 5-3 lead. Maronpot hit a one-out single and Bruce Steel followed with a double down the left field line. Harvey plated Maronpot with a single to right and, with two outs, Mueller singled to make the score 3-2. Stuart Fairchild cleared the bases with a three-run blast, his fifth home run of the season, to put the Deacons up 5-3.

Undaunted, Coastal bounced right back and tied the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the second. Cory Wood drew a leadoff walk and scored on Cooke’s double to left field. After a passed ball allowed Cooke to take to third, Myers came through with a sacrifice fly to center field to score Cooke and tied the game at 5-5.

The Deacons regained the advantage with three runs in the third. Breazeale hit a leadoff double and Steel drew a two-out walk. Harvey found a hole on the left side to bring home Breazeale. After a walk loaded the bases, Mueller singled to first to score Steel and Harvey, who never broke stride from second to put Wake up 8-5.

Wake Forest doubled up the Chants in the fourth and took a 10-5 lead. Sheets hit a leadoff single and scored on a Breazeale opposite field, two-run home run.

The Chants got three runs back in the bottom of the fifth. Woodall doubled and scored on a two-out single by Jordan Gore. Dalton Ewing singled to put runners on first and third. Beaird and Wood hit back-to-back RBI singles to trim the deficit to two, 10-8.

However, for the second time in two innings, the Deacons got a leadoff single (by Breazeale) followed by a home run (by Johnny Aiello) to increase their lead.  Harvey worked a two-out walk and moved second on an infield single by Pryor. Mueller then lined a double down the first base line to give Wake a five-run lead once again, 13-8.

Wake Forest used a total of eight pitchers with Carter Back (1-0) getting credit for the win. Veneziano suffered the loss, allowing six hits and seven runs over 2.2 innings.

Coastal Carolina will return to action this weekend with a three-game home set with Illinois. Games are scheduled for Friday (4 pm), Saturday (2 pm) and Sunday (Noon).

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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