May 6, 2011
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Conor Keniry hit a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Wake Forest a 2-1 victory against the Boston College baseball team Friday night at the Wake Forest Baseball Park.
Both teams were scoreless until the top of the sixth inning when BC broke through with a run. Junior Anthony Melchionda pulled a 1-2 pitch for a two-out double to left to get himself into scoring position. Classmate Andrew Lawrence then fought off several pitches on an 0-2 count and ripped an RBI double down the line in right for the game's first run.
Carlos Lopez tied the game in the seventh when he turned on a 3-1 pitch and sent it over the fence in left for a solo home run.
In the bottom of the 10th, Pat Blair drew a one-out walk and then Keniry forced a full count in the next at-bat. With Blair running on the pitch, Keniry hit the gap in right which brought Blair all the way around to score.
Senior Nate Bayuk pitched 4.1 perfect innings in relief for BC (16-27, 7-17 ACC) before giving up the homer to Lopez. He went 5.0 innings and gave up two hits while striking out four. Freshman Eric Stevens threw 2.0 shutout innings to start the game. Lawrence was the only Eagle with two hits on the night.
Brian Holmes pitched 7.1 innings for the Demon Deacons (18-26, 8-14) and allowed one run on four hits. He struck out three and walked four. Michael Dimock got the win after throwing 2.2 no-hit frames. Lopez led Wake at the plate with a pair of hits.
Game two of the series is Saturday at 4 p.m.