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Deacons Demolish Davidson, 15-3

Wake Forest used excellent pitching from Kyle Sleeth Wednesday afternoon to help down Davidson 15-3.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Kyle Sleeth picked up his tenth victory of the season and Ryan Johnson drove in six runs as the third-ranked Demon Deacons beat visiting Davidson 15-3 on Wednesday afternoon at Hooks Stadium.

Sleeth became the first pitcher in the ACC to reach the 10-win plateau this season. He worked seven innings, allowing just one earned run, with nine strikeouts and just one walk. Sleeth now leads the ACC in wins (10), innings pitched (89.1) and is tied for the first in strikeouts (85).

Wake Forest (38-8) got things going in the first inning on Johnson's ninth home run of the season. The Deacons kicked the door open with five runs in the fourth and three in the fifth, batting around in both innings. Ben Ingold led off the seventh inning with a home run. Ryan Braun launched a pinch-hit home run, as part of a four-run eighth, that landed on the practice greens of Haddock Golf Center practice range.

Brad Scioletti had three hits and scored three times. Adam Bourassa reached base four of five times and stole a pair of bases, his 19th and 20th of the year.

Wake Forest improved to 38-8 on the season to go 30 games above .500 for only the second time in school history, the first since 1999. The 38 wins signify the fifth-most wins in school history with six games left on the regular season schedule plus the ACC and NCAA tournaments.

The Deacons will be idle for the next ten days while the student-athletes take final exams. The next scheduled game is Monday, May 13 at Liberty. However, the team is looking into adding a game for Sunday, May 12. A time, opponent and location has not yet been finalized.

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