Hurdle’s Walk-Off Gives Wake Forest Fungo Victory Over Fuquay-Varina Twins

Saturday, July 31, 2021 – Wake Forest, NC

Wake Forest Fungo defeated Fuquay-Varina Twins 15-14 on Saturday thanks to a walk-off single. The game was tied at 14 with Wake Forest Fungo batting in the bottom of the ninth when Rufus Hurdle singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.

Wake Forest Fungo built a six-run lead in the first inning and then held off Fuquay-Varina Twins‘s charge. Fuquay-Varina Twins tallied 14 runs in the failed comeback. Andrew JohnstonRJ JohnsonDavie MorganCorbin LanowitzJacob Raby, and Lanowitz fueled the rally with RBIs.

Wake Forest Fungo opened up scoring in the first inning. Hogan Stallings drew a walk, scoring one run.

After Fuquay-Varina Twins scored one run in the top of the sixth, Wake Forest Fungo answered with one of their own. Fuquay-Varina Twins scored when Lanowitz singled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run. Wake Forest Fungo then answered when Hurdle singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.

Fuquay-Varina Twins scored five runs in the second inning. The offensive onslaught by Fuquay-Varina Twins was led by JohnstonJohnsonMorgan, and Lanowitz, all driving in runs in the frame.

Carson Hinnant got the win for Wake Forest FungoHinnant lasted one inning, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out one and walking zero. Kei YamagishiMatt Stanley, and Caleb Fluno all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory.

Ty Cummings took the loss for Fuquay-Varina Twins. The righthander went one inning, allowing three runs on four hits and walking one.

Shea Ward started the game for Wake Forest Fungo. The pitcher went five innings, allowing six runs on six hits and striking out three Chandler Williford started the game for Fuquay-Varina TwinsWilliford went one-third of an inning, allowing five runs on zero hits

Wake Forest Fungo tallied one home run on the day. Fluno went for the long ball in the first inning.

Wake Forest Fungo scattered 11 hits in the game. Ryan WarrenTristan MarshBryan Arendt, and Hurdle all collected multiple hits for Wake Forest FungoHurdleArendtMarsh, and Warren all had two hits to lead Wake Forest FungoWake Forest Fungo tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Jayson Arendt led the way with two.

Fuquay-Varina Twins totaled ten hits. LanowitzRabyJohnson, and Morgan each had multiple hits for Fuquay-Varina TwinsLanowitz went 3-for-6 at the plate to lead Fuquay-Varina Twins in hits.

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In this winner take all PCL Western Division Championship game, the Wake Forest Fungo defeat the Fuquay-Varina Twins and capture the 2021 PCL Western Division Tournament Championship.

With their win, the Fungo advance to next Thursday’s League Championship Game, time and venue TBD.

With their loss, the Twins season comes to an end. We want to thank the Twins players and coaches for a great summer season.


Fuquay-Varina Twins
Ty Cummings400121
Davie Morgan402421
Corbin Lanowitz613300
Zach Williams500011
Xander Hamilton430011
Jacob Raby322130
Andrew Johnston511111
Zach Long230030
RJ Johnson442312
Nate Davis
Carson Lowder
Jordan Montgomery
Dylan Wheeler
Chandler Williford

Batting 2B: Jacob Raby 2
TB: Davie Morgan 2, RJ Johnson 2, Andrew Johnston, Corbin Lanowitz 3, Jacob Raby 4
RBI: Davie Morgan 4, Ty Cummings, RJ Johnson 3, Andrew Johnston, Corbin Lanowitz 3, Jacob Raby
FC: Xander Hamilton, Corbin Lanowitz
HBP: Xander Hamilton
SB: Davie Morgan, RJ Johnson
PIK: Corbin Lanowitz
Totals Team QAB: 35 (67.31%)
Davie Morgan 4, Ty Cummings 4, Xander Hamilton 2, RJ Johnson 3, Andrew Johnston 3, Corbin Lanowitz 5, Zach Long 4, Jacob Raby 5, Zach Williams 5

Team LOB: 11 Fielding E: Jordan Montgomery 2, Jacob Raby, Chandler Williford
DP: Ty Cummings 2, Corbin Lanowitz 2, Zach Williams 2

Wake Forest Fungo
Jayson Arendt431021
Josh Hoffman430020
Bryan Arendt422221
Tristan Marsh302230
Hogan Stallings210230
Thomas Fox421221
Caleb Fluno621502
Ryan Warren522010
Rufus Hurdle602200
Ahmir Cournier
Carson Hinnant
Matt Stanley
Shea Ward
Kei Yamagishi

Batting 2B: Ryan Warren
HR: Caleb Fluno
Grand slam: Caleb Fluno
TB: Bryan Arendt 2, Jayson Arendt, Caleb Fluno 4, Thomas Fox, Rufus Hurdle 2, Tristan Marsh 2, Ryan Warren 3
RBI: Bryan Arendt 2, Caleb Fluno 5, Thomas Fox 2, Rufus Hurdle 2, Tristan Marsh 2, Hogan Stallings 2
ROE: Bryan Arendt, Jayson Arendt, Caleb Fluno 2, Rufus Hurdle, Hogan Stallings
FC: Thomas Fox, Josh Hoffman
HBP: Hogan Stallings
GIDP: Caleb Fluno, Rufus Hurdle
SB: Jayson Arendt 2, Josh Hoffman 2
CS: Rufus Hurdle
Totals Team QAB: 34 (62.96%)
Bryan Arendt 5, Jayson Arendt 5, Caleb Fluno 3, Thomas Fox 4, Josh Hoffman 3, Rufus Hurdle 3, Tristan Marsh 5, Hogan Stallings 4, Ryan Warren 2

Team LOB: 12 Fielding E: Kei Yamagishi

Fuquay-Varina Twins
Chandler Williford0.125.360054040
Nate Davis0.227.593433011
Dylan Wheeler3.278.436133280
Ty Cummings1.039.564431010
Carson Lowder2.10.000211310

Pitching L: Ty Cummings
HBP: Dylan Wheeler
WP: Ty Cummings 2, Dylan Wheeler
Pitches-Strikes: Ty Cummings 39-22, Nate Davis 27-16, Carson Lowder 0-0, Dylan Wheeler 78-34, Chandler Williford 25-9
Groundouts-Flyouts: Ty Cummings 0-1, Nate Davis 0-2, Carson Lowder 0-0, Dylan Wheeler 3-4, Chandler Williford 0-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Ty Cummings 5-9, Nate Davis 5-7, Carson Lowder 0-0, Dylan Wheeler 10-20, Chandler Williford 4-6

Wake Forest Fungo
Shea Ward5.093.505666350
Kei Yamagishi2.066.500143250
Matt Stanley0.236.444144140
Caleb Fluno0.114.571100000
Carson Hinnant1.08.875100100

Pitching W: Carson Hinnant
HBP: Shea Ward
WP: Matt Stanley, Kei Yamagishi
Pitches-Strikes: Caleb Fluno 14-8, Carson Hinnant 8-7, Matt Stanley 36-16, Shea Ward 93-47, Kei Yamagishi 66-33
Groundouts-Flyouts: Caleb Fluno 0-1, Carson Hinnant 0-2, Matt Stanley 0-0, Shea Ward 4-6, Kei Yamagishi 2-3
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Caleb Fluno 1-2, Carson Hinnant 3-4, Matt Stanley 1-7, Shea Ward 13-26, Kei Yamagishi 7-13


  • AB: At bats
  • R: Runs scored
  • H: Hits
  • RBI: Runs batted in
  • BB: Base on balls (walks)
  • SO: Strikeouts
  • 2B: Doubles
  • 3B: Triples
  • HR: Home runs
  • Grand slam: Grand slam home runs
  • TB: Total bases
  • RBI: Runs batted in
  • SAC: Sacrifice hits & bunts
  • SF: Sacrifice flies
  • ROE: Reached on error
  • FC: Hit into fielder’s choice
  • HBP: Hit by pitch
  • CI: Batter advances on catcher’s interference
  • GIDP: Hit into double play
  • GITP: Hit into triple play
  • SB: Stolen bases
  • CS: Caught stealing
  • PIK: Picked off
  • QAB: Quality at bats (any one of: 3 pitches after 2 strikes, 6+ pitch ABs, XBH, HHB, BB, SAC Bunt, SAC Fly)
  • QAB%: Quality at bats per plate appearance
  • LOB: Runners left on base at the end of an inning
  • E: Errors
  • DP: Double Plays
  • TP: Triple Plays
  • IP: Innings Pitched
  • #P: Total pitches
  • S%: Strike percentage
  • H: Hits allowed
  • R: Runs allowed
  • ER: Earned runs allowed
  • SO: Strikeouts
  • BB: Base on balls (walks)
  • HR: Home runs allowed
  • W: Wins
  • L: Losses
  • SV: Saves
  • BS: Blown saves
  • HBP: Hit batters
  • WP: Wild pitches
  • BK: Balks