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Wake Forest Athletics | March 22, 2015

Dunshee shines in relief, WF thumps Miami (Fla.)

Wake Forest 3-22 Dunshee finished out the game with 6.2 innings out of the bullpen to pick up the win.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest's offense came to life and Parker Dunshee was strong in relief as the Demon Deacons claimed a 10-4 victory against No. 17 Miami (Fla.) in the series finale at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park on Sunday afternoon.

Dunshee tossed the final 6.2 innings of the game to earn the win, allowing one run on six hits and a walk to improve to 4-0.

The Deacons (15-10, 4-5 ACC) totaled 13 hits on the day, putting up crooked numbers in the first, fourth, sixth and eighth innings en route to the victory.

Wake Forest took advantage of a balanced offensive attack, with four Deacons recording multi-hit games. Nate Mondou led the way by finishing 2-for-3 with a double, walk and game-high four RBIs.

Jonathan Pryor went 3-for-4 with a double, walk and two runs scored, and Bruce Steel earned his first-career three-hit game, scoring twice.

Gavin Sheets also went 2-for-5 with a two-run double.

After Wake Forest plated two runs on a Mondou RBI single and wild pitch in the first, the Hurricanes (18-7, 6-3 ACC) responded with three runs in the third to take a 3-2 lead.

The Deacons outscored Miami 8-1 the rest of the way, beginning with a lead-off homer from Stuart Fairchild in the fourth inning. Fairchild sliced a fly ball just inside the right field foul pole for his fourth homer of 2015.

Wake Forest plated two more runs in the inning on Pryor's double into the left field corner and a sacrifice fly to the wall from Mondou, retaking a 5-3 advantage.

Mondou knocked in a pair in the sixth with a double down the first base line, scoring Pryor and Steel as the Deacs extended the lead to 7-3.

Miami got one back in the seventh when David Thompson's fly ball was lost in the sun and fell for a triple, and he scored on an ensuing groundout.

In the eighth, Mondou scored on a wild pitch before Sheets doubled into the gap to bring home Fairchild and Joe Napolitano for Wake Forest's final insurance runs.

Enrique Sosa (3-2) suffered the loss for the Hurricanes, allowing five runs on seven hits and three walks in 3.1 innings. Ricky Eusebio, Zack Collins and Garrett Kennedy each had two hits for Miami.

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