Junior Holmes pitches fourth no-hitter in Wake Forest history

On March 4, in the final game of a four-game series, starting pitcher Brian Holmes threw a no-hitter against Marshall. This was only the fourth no-hitter in the history of the Wake Forest baseball program and the first since March 27, 2000. The lefthander from Lawrenceville, Ga., gave up just one earned run and had 10 strikeouts through nine innings, giving him a 0.45 ERA through three starts.

“I just went out there and competed,” Holmes said. “My arm didn’t feel the best it’s ever felt, but I just went out there and tried to do the best I could for my team.”

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Strong pitching from Holmes helped the Deacs’ bats as they defeated Marshall 5-1. This victory gives Holmes his third win of the season, as well as giving the Demon Deacons their eighth straight victory.

“It’s huge [this win],” Holmes said. “No-hitter aside, it’s just great. We’ve won eight in a row now and we’re on a roll, and it’s a great team win and a great weekend.”

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