WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest never got the bats going in a 6-1 loss Tuesday to Charlotte at David F. Couch Ballpark.
The loss ended a 21-game winning streak in games played on Tuesday, and was the first mid-week loss for the Deacs this season. The last mid-week loss for Wake was a little over a year ago on April 13, 2016 against UNCG.
The Deacs had just seven hits on the night. Reigning ACC Player of the Week Stuart Fairchild and Bruce Steel both had a pair of base hits for Wake.
“It’s disappointing. We just didn’t put quality at-bats together. In the second inning, Bruce Steel singled and Nick DiPonzio bunted for a hit — that was the only two quality at-bats we put back-to-back all day,” Wake Forest coach Tom Walter said. “We just have to do a better job of grinding at-bats. We didn’t have a whole lot of runners in scoring position, but when we did, we didn’t force them to make plays on us. We didn’t force them to make too many hard plays.
“It was just one of those days. I felt like we were swinging at the wrong pitches today. We were offering at too many pitchers pitches. I didn’t feel like we were patient enough tonight.”
Freshman Colin Peluse went 3 ? inning, earning the loss to move to 2-1 on the year. He gave us six hits and four runs — just two of them were earned.
“We didn’t throw the ball bad, but they scored four runs with two outs,” Walter said. “It’s a disappointing loss, but give Charlotte credit. They played well today.
“Most Tuesdays if we hold a team to six runs, we’re going to win.”
The Deacs (28-11, 12-6) travel to No. 3 Clemson (30-7, 14-4) for a three-game series that begins at 6 p.m. Friday.