March 4, 2004

Final Stats

Winston-Salem, N.C. - Chad McKown homered twice and Wayne Kilmer once, but Wake Forest left-hander Tim Morley threw a complete game as the Deacons battered Western Carolina, 16-4, on Thursday afternoon at Hooks Stadium. Wake Forest (6-3) extends its winning streak to six games and snapped the Catamounts' (5-5) five-game string of victories.

Wake Forest scored in each of the game's first four innings, jumping out to an 11-4 lead. In the mean time, Morley (1-1) scattered seven hits, struck out two and walked two en route to his third career complete game.

Brad Scioletti led the Deacons with four hits and each Demon Deacon in the starting lineup picked up a hit. Five different players doubled including Matt Miller who had a double and a triple. Six Deacons had at least two hits including Nick Blue, Ben Ingold, Steve LeFaivre, Miller, Scioletti and Casey Sterk.

Wake Forest got on the board in the first inning on an RBI single by Scioletti. The Deacons tacked on three more runs in the second and the floodgates opened in the third with five runs.

For the Catamounts, McKown started the third inning with a solo home run, his first of the year. Four pitches later, Kilmer followed with a solo blast to right field.

In the fourth and after Alex Gary was hit by a pitch, McKown, who was 3-for-4, hit his second home run of the day, plating Gary in the process. Other than McKown's three hits, Kilmer was 1-for-4, Gary was 1-for-2 and Chris Davis was 1-for-4.

WCU starter Daniel Lindner (1-1) took the loss, allowing six hits and four runs (two earned) in two innings.

Western Carolina will return to Childress Field at Hennon Stadium this weekend with a three-game series with Miami (Ohio). In a change from the original schedule, the Catamounts and Redhawks will play at doubleheader on Saturday (March 6) starting at Noon. The teams will return to action Sunday at 1 pm for a single game.