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May 10, 2024

Burns Pitches Wake Forest Over No. 2 Tigers 4-2

By: Brian Hennessy

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Chase Burns totaled a career-high 16 strikeouts to lead Wake Forest to a 4-2 victory over No. 2 Clemson at David F. Couch Ballpark on Friday night. The Demon Deacons, who took a 1-0 series lead and won their seventh game in a row, improved to 34-16 overall and 13-12 in the ACC. The Tigers dropped to 37-11 overall and 17-8 in ACC play.

Burns (10-1) earned the win by allowing just two hits, one run and one walk in 7.0 innings pitched. Cole Roland pitched 1.1 innings to record his fifth save of the year. Ethan Darden (5-3) suffered the loss, as he allowed six hits, four runs and three walks with four strikeouts in 7.0 innings pitched.

Jack Winnay lofted a solo homer in the second inning, then Jacob Hinderleider led off the fourth inning with a homer, his 12th of the season, to extend his hitting streak to 14 games. In the fourth inning, two two-out walks set up Antonio Morales’ three-run homer. In the eighth inning, Blake Wright laced a run-scoring single, but Roland stranded two Tigers on base.

The series continues Saturday at 4 p.m. on ACC Network.

Photos By Cole Schmitt