Kei Yamagishi threw another gem on Tuesday night, this time in Morehead City against the Marlins. Yamagishi scattered 5 hits, 7 strikeouts and 1 earned run over 6 innings of work on 82 pitches. Chris Gruskin threw the last 2 frames for the FUNGO, allowing no hits, no earned runs and striking out 2. The Marlins were able to push 2 runs across on an error in the 2nd inning, before later scoring their third run in the 8th inning after the leadoff batter reached on an error and later scored on a sac fly. Yamagishi walked away with another loss unfortunately though, as the FUNGO offense was only able to muster a run in the loss to the Marlins. In the 4th inning a leadoff walk by Tristan Marsh, followed by a Landon Choboy double, allowed Hogan Stallings to ground one over to the right side to get Marsh across for a run. The FUNGO had a slight chance of hope in the 9th after Will Hood reached on a one out walk and pinch hitter Austin Williams drove a 2-2 pitch deep into the wind in left, but sadly came up a few feet short of a game tying Homerun.
Jaxson Mangum took the bump for his first start of the Summer on Wednesday in a 7 inning matchup with the Thomasville-High Point Locos. Mangum was excellent over 5 innings of work, allowing only 1 hit, 2 earned runs, and striking out 7. The Locos 2 runs came in the third after a few walks led to a sacrifice fly RBI and a fielders choice RBI before Mangum got the 6 batter of the inning to ground out for the third out. The FUNGO offense outhit the Locos 4-3, but unfortunately couldn't find a way to get a run across the plate. Brenden Burke, Joey Bouck, Austin Williams and Will Walker all tallied one hit a piece for Wake Forest.
The FUNGO will look to get back on track Thursday night against the Clovers at East Clayton Park. First pitch at 6:30pm - hope to see ya there!