Riding down the road listening to Dimock pitch to Swim

Posted by Andy Durham on April 15, 2010 at 12:09 pm under College, High School | Comments are off for this article

I was listening to the Elon-Wake Forest baseball game on the radio last night on the way over to the SWG-WG game and it was interesting to hear Michael Dimock(High Point Wesleyan) on the hill for Wake and he was pitching to the Elon DH, Alex Swim, from Northwest Guilford High School…

A couple of summers ago the two were battery mates, when Dimock was the top hurler for the Proehlific Power and Swim was the Power’s #1 catcher…..

Dimock and Swim representing Guilford County at the highest level in Division I college baseball and there they were on 920AM radio and it just goes to show you that we have some very talented kids coming out of this county and Swim and Dimock are among the best…..Swim(.331 AVG.) is usually the lead-off hitter for the Elon Phoenix….

(With the win last night, Elon is now 5-0 versus ACC competition this season.)

From the game courtesy of the Elon University Athletics web site:

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Elon rallied for three runs in the eighth inning, keyed by a Scott Riddle two-RBI single, and tacked on another in the ninth before holding off a late charge by Wake Forest to claim a 9-8 victory from Wake Forest Baseball Park on Wednesday night.

The victory was the seventh consecutive in the series for Elon which completed the season series sweep of Wake Forest on Wednesday. The Phoenix also improved to 5-0 against ACC competition on the year.

Elon (23-12) grabbed the lead in the second inning when Matt Hinson belted his 10th home run of the season over the wall in right-center. Ryan Adams, who had walked to lead off the inning, also scored on the blast to give the Phoenix a 2-0 advantage.

Ryan Semeniuk got Wake Forest (10-25) on the board in the bottom of the fifth when he led off the inning with his sixth homer of the year, this one to left-center. Steven Brooks followed with a double down the left field line before heading to third on a fly out. Mac Williamson then lined a ball off of Elon’s Mitch Conner for a single to put runners on the corners. A walk to Matt Conway from new Phoenix hurler Dylan Clark loaded the bases. The Deacons tied the game on an 0-2 wild pitch as Brooks raced home. A two-out walk to Mike Lubanski reloaded the bases for Wake Forest. John Brebbia got Elon out of the jam when he struck out Mark Rhine to end the at bat.

The Phoenix responded immediately. Alex Swim reached on an error to lead off the inning and then rode home when Mike Melillo drilled his fifth homer of the year over the wall in right to put Elon up 4-2. With one out, Neal Pritchard walked and went to third on a Hinson single. With Hinson on the move, Ben Scott singled through the vacated hole on the right side of the infield to plate Pritchard.


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