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Ruziecki Homers Twice in 2nd Inning To Lead Wake Forest to Victory

WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Junior first baseman Jeff Ruziecki, playing with a broken hand, homered twice in the second inning as third-ranked Wake Forest defeated visiting UNC Greensboro 13-3 on Tuesday at Hooks Stadium.

The Demon Deacons (37-8) hit four home runs, all in the second inning when Wake Forest scored eight runs. Ruziecki led off the frame with a line drive home run that stayed inside the right field foul pole. With one on and one out, Ryan Hubbard hit a two-run, opposite field homer. Later, Brad Scioletti drilled his first home run of the season, a three-run shot. Ruziecki followed with another solo home run to make it 8-1.

Tim Morley was the beneficiary of the Deacon run support. He tossed six innings to get his fifth win of the season. He yielded just two earned runs on seven hits and struck out three. Brad Comer, Brian Bach and Dave Bush combined for three innings of one-hit relief.

Ryan Johnson went 4-for-4 at the plate with two runs and two RBI. Adam Bourassa singled his first four times up and finished the day 4-for-6, raising his batting average to .415. Ruziecki, who broke the outside bone in his throwing hand on Sunday at Clemson, played through the pain and finished 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI.

The Deacons finished April with a 15-3 record. Wake Forest will host Davidson at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow before a 10-day hiatus as the student-athletes break for final exams. The Deacs will send sophomore Kyle Sleeth to the mound against the Wildcats, seeking his 10th win of the season.


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