Brock Wilken celebrates his tie-breaking three-run homer at Duke (Aaron Fitt)

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Comeback Win Showcases Wake Forest’s Star Power, Toughness

At The Ballpark

DURHAM, N.C. — For four innings, the story was Jonathan Santucci. Friday night’s ACC opener between Duke and No. 5 Wake Forest looked like Santucci’s big national coming-out party, as the Duke lefthander put the clamps on college baseball’s highest scoring offense, racking up 11 strikeouts through four innings of three-hit ball, and out-pitched reigning ACC Pitcher of the Year Rhett Lowder.

But containing the Demon Deacons for three or four innings is one thing; doing it for nine innings is something else entirely. And for his part, Lowder never goes down quietly, even when he is not at his[…]

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