Christian Gordon, Brian Curley combine on 3-hitter in VCU’s 1-0 win over Wake Forest in regionals

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Christian Gordon allowed two hits and struck out 13 in 7 2/3 innings and Cooper Benzin’s sacrifice fly in the fifth inning was the only run of the game in VCU’s 1-0 win over Wake Forest on Friday in the NCAA Greenville Regional.

The No. 3 regional seed Rams (38-21) will play No. 4 regional seed Evansville in a winner’s bracket game Saturday. Wake Forest (38-21) and East Carolina meet in an elimination game.

Gordon (8-2), a senior left-hander in his second season at VCU, recorded his career highs for strikeouts and innings in his 16th start of the season, most in the Atlantic 10. All-conference reliever Brian Curley gave up one hit in the final 1 1/3 innings for his third save.

Wake Forest never advanced a runner past second base and went three-up, three-down in four of the first six innings and would have in another if it weren’t for a fielding error.

Demon Deacons starter David Falco Jr. (2-5), making just his fifth start of the season, struck out 10 and allowed only two singles in 4 1/3 innings.

Eli Weisner singled leading off the VCU fifth, stole second and moved over on Jake Thilges’s base hit. Benzin then sent a fly deep enough to left to bring Weisner home.


AP college sports:

Copyright © 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

Federal News Network Logo
Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up