Wake Forest Fungo Clinches Lead In Fifth Inning For Victory Over Carolina Pirates

Saturday, July 3, 2021 – Wake Forest Fungo

Wake Forest Fungo nabbed the lead late in the game in an 8-5 victory over Carolina Pirates on Saturday. The game was tied at four with Wake Forest Fungo batting in the bottom of the fifth when Jake Brown singled on a 3-1 count, scoring two runs.

Wake Forest Fungo earned the victory despite allowing Carolina Pirates to score four runs in the first inning. Carolina Pirates‘s big inning was driven by a walk by Herring, a single by Bielecki, by Ritter, and a fielder’s choice by CJ Martin.

In the first inning, Carolina Pirates got their offense started when Matt Stanley induced Martin to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored.

After Carolina Pirates scored one run in the top of the sixth, Wake Forest Fungo answered with one of their own. Carolina Pirates scored when Ritter singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. Wake Forest Fungo then answered when Tristan Marsh hit a solo homer.

Nic Povio earned the victory on the pitcher’s mound for Wake Forest FungoPovio surrendered zero runs on three hits over three and two-thirds innings, striking out four. Carson Hinnant and Kain Kiser entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Kiser recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Wake Forest Fungo.

Brown was on the mound for Carolina PiratesBrown surrendered five runs on five hits over four innings, striking out six. Ballanre threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Stanley started the game for Wake Forest Fungo. The righthander went one-third of an inning, allowing four runs on zero hits

Wake Forest Fungo socked two home run on the day. Marsh had a dinger in the third and sixth innings.

Marsh led Wake Forest Fungo with three hits in four at bats. Wake Forest Fungo was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Brown made the most plays with eight.

Rodriguez went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Carolina Pirates in hits. Carolina Pirates was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Lallo had the most chances in the field with seven.

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Carolina Pirates
CJ Martin410101
S Coats301010

Batting 2B: Rodriguez
TB: Rodriguez 3, Ritter, Bielecki, S Coats
RBI: Herring, Ritter 2, CJ Martin, Bielecki
FC: Ritter, CJ Martin
HBP: Ritter, Coats
SB: Rodriguez, S Coats
Totals Team QAB: 23 (60.53%)
Wheeler 2, Lallo 3, Rodriguez 3, Herring 2, Ritter 3, CJ Martin, Coats 3, Bielecki 4, S Coats 2

Team LOB: 12 

Wake Forest Fungo
Thomas Fox300011
Josh Hoffman231020
Tristan Marsh433300
Caleb Fluno201200
Jaysen Arendt110021
Jake Brown311202
Rufus Hurdle200011
Will Gamble200010
Bryson Galloway301002
Carson Hinnant
Kain Kiser
Nic Povio
Matt Stanley

Batting 2B: Bryson Galloway
HR: Tristan Marsh 2
TB: Jake Brown, Caleb Fluno, Bryson Galloway 2, Josh Hoffman, Tristan Marsh 9
RBI: Jake Brown 2, Caleb Fluno 2, Tristan Marsh 3
SF: Caleb Fluno
HBP: Caleb Fluno
SB: Jaysen Arendt 2, Jake Brown, Caleb Fluno, Will Gamble, Josh Hoffman, Tristan Marsh
CS: Bryson Galloway
PIK: Rufus Hurdle
Totals Team QAB: 20 (64.52%)
Jaysen Arendt 2, Jake Brown 2, Caleb Fluno, Thomas Fox 3, Bryson Galloway 2, Will Gamble 2, Josh Hoffman 3, Rufus Hurdle, Tristan Marsh 4

Team LOB: 5

Carolina Pirates

Pitching HBP: Brown
WP: Ballanre
Pitches-Strikes: Ballanre 38-20, Brown 88-45
Groundouts-Flyouts: Ballanre 1-4, Brown 3-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Ballanre 5-10, Brown 11-21

Wake Forest Fungo
Matt Stanley0.135.286044050
Nic Povio3.283.542300430
Carson Hinnant2.030.567211210
Kain Kiser1.019.474000210

Pitching W: Nic Povio
SV: Kain Kiser
HBP: Nic Povio, Matt Stanley
WP: Nic Povio, Matt Stanley
Pitches-Strikes: Carson Hinnant 30-17, Kain Kiser 19-9, Nic Povio 83-45, Matt Stanley 35-10
Groundouts-Flyouts: Carson Hinnant 0-4, Kain Kiser 0-1, Nic Povio 1-5, Matt Stanley 0-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Carson Hinnant 4-9, Kain Kiser 1-4, Nic Povio 7-18, Matt Stanley 0-7


  • 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