ACC: Leggett is punching pillows
By Glenn Tanner - May 26, 2007
Well, I would be if I were him. Wake has taken a 5-2 lead after five innings.
If Wake holds on, they'll win the tie-breaker with Clemson and advance to tomorrow's title game with North Carolina.
With one out in the top of the fifth, Ben Terry beat out an infield single and Dustin Hood walked. That brought up man-mountain Allan Dykstra again, and brought Jim Morris to the mound to discuss with Enrique Garcia how to keep Dykstra from hitting the ball 12 miles again.
Dykstra showed what kind of hitter he is by taking an outside pitch and ripping it for an opposite field single to make it 3-2. Willy Fox walked to load the bases with one out, Garcia was done.
Manny Miguelez came in from the pen and got Brett Linnenkohl to hit a sharp smash to short that looked like a sure double play. But Linnenkohl beat the relay throw to first, allowing a run to score. The third run of the inning came home when Miguelez apparently crossed up his catcher and his pitch bounced off the catcher's foot and into the dugout for a run-scoring passed ball.
Garcia's line: 4.1 innings, 5 hits, 5 earned runs, 4 walks, and 4 strikeouts
Ben Hunter has settled down nicely on the mound for Wake. Through five innings, he has allowed only four hits and has fanned seven.
Posted by Glenn Tanner at 10:01 PM on May 26, 2007