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FUNGO win off of fifth inning burst

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WAKE FOREST — Ever since the Wake Forest FUNGO baseball team has been allowed to play at Heritage High School, they have won three out of their last four games. In their most recent match, the FUNGO rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the Greensboro Army 8-6 Sunday.

The FUNGO was forced to play all of their collegiate summer baseball league games on the road due to COVID-19 health restrictions in Wake Forest. Now they are playing at Heritage for every home game for the rest of the season.

Wake Forest trailed early 3-0 after the first inning. The FUNGO finally got on the scoreboard with two runs in the bottom of the second. However, Greensboro added two more runs in the top of the third to increase their lead to 5-2.

After a scoreless fourth inning, Wake Forest exploded with six runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a commanding 8-5 advantage. Greensboro only mustered up one more run in the top of the seventh, but the FUNGO held strong to win 8-6.

Six different Wake Forest players contributed with a hit. First baseman Ryan Warren led the FUNGO with a hit, two RBIs and a run. Both Spencer Faulker and Isaiah Thomas scored two runs each.

Wake Forest pitcher Cole Cunningham came in the fourth inning and pitched two scoreless innings with no hits and three strikeouts. Bobby Dixon closed out for the FUNGO in the final two innings and struck out two batters, while also only giving up one hit and one run.

With the win, Wake Forest improved to 9-7 overall and are undefeated at home. The FUNGO will take the 4th of July weekend off and return to play a double-header with the Tarboro River Bandits at Heritage starting at 5 p.m.