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Wake Forest Downs Furman, 13-7

Jared Mihalik
Jared Mihalik

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- D.J. Poteet went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI to power Wake Forest past Furman, 13-7, in baseball action at Charlotte's BB&T Ballpark Saturday afternoon.

Furman (2-5) and Wake Forest (6-4) will wrap up their rain-altered three-game series with a Sunday doubleheader beginning at 10:00 a.m. (new start time) a WFU's David F. Couch Ballpark.

The Paladins' Jared Mihalik gave Furman a 1-0 with a solo home run to left field in the second inning, but it didn't last long as the Deacons answered with a five-run second that led to 13 unanswered runs.

Brendan Tinsman's two-run double in the second off Furman starting pitcher Nik Verbeke (0-2) highlighted the frame.

The Deacons tallied single runs in the third and fifth to stretch their advantage to 7-1 before blowing it open with a three-run sixth on a Bobby Seymour three-run double.

Wake Forest continued its scoring parade with three runs in the seventh when Poteet took Paladin freshman reliever Joshua Germany out of the yard with a three-run shot over the right field wall.

Furman didn't go quietly after that, putting across six runs, including three in the eighth and three more in the ninth.

In the eighth freshman pinch-hitter Logan Kellerman, in his first collegiate at bat, belted what appeared to a grand slam, but he passes teammate Sterling Turmon on the base paths and was ruled out, credited with a three-run single.

In the ninth Turmon drove home a pair of runs with a double.

Colin Peluse (1-1) earned the win, allowing only one run on four hits over six innings.

The loss was charged to Verbeke, who allowed seven runs, five earned on eight hits over four-plus innings.

Paladin reliever Eric Taylor, making his first mound appearance since 2016, worked the final 1 2/3 innings and struck out four.

Wake Forest out-hit Furman 12-8.

Any fan who purchased tickets for Sunday's oringially scheduled Furman-Wake Forest game at Fluor Field can exchange them for tickets to any remaining college game at Fluor Field in 2019.