Third-Ranked Deacons Roll Past Va. Tech, 10-3

Wake Forest's Brian Bach tossed a complete game for Wake Forest Wednesday, leading the Deacs to a win over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Nationally third-ranked Wake Forest banged out 14 hits and got a complete-game pitching performance from Brian Bach to defeat Virginia Tech 10-3 on Wednesday at English Field.

Wake Forest (35-6) broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the third inning. Center fielder Adam Bourassa doubled in the first run of the inning, then scored the second run on a two-out single by starting right fielder Steve LeFaivre. The Demon Deacons added two more runs in the fourth inning on catcher Ryder Mathias' two-run homer to left field. The visitors extended their lead to 8-1 with three runs in the fifth, including two on a single by shortstop Ben Ingold.

Bach went the distance on the mound for the Deacs, scattering eight hits and allowing three runs. The freshman right-hander struck out seven Tech batters and did not issue a walk, while posting his fifth win against one loss.

Tech (22-17) scored its runs on a single by freshman right fielder Wyatt Toregas in the first inning, a double by second baseman Marc Tugwell in the fifth inning and a solo homer by senior designated hitter Chris Hutchison in the ninth. Tugwell and first baseman Chris Winterfeldt each finished with two hits for the Hokies.

Wake Forest got three-hit outings from Bourassa and first baseman Jeff Ruziecki. Bourassa was 3-for-6 with two runs scored, two stolen bases and a run batted in. It was the seventh straight game that Bourassa had two or more hits. Ruziecki went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and one batted in.

Tech starter Chip Ruyon pitched 4 1/3 innings and took the loss. The senior right-hander is now 4-6 on the season.

Wake Forest has won 11 in a row, tied for the third longest winning streak in school history. The Deacons will take that mark to Clemson, S.C., this weekend for a three-game series against the top-ranked Tigers.

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