Diamaduros Powers Forest City to Historic Start

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Diamaduros Powers Forest City to Historic Start

Postby Terrier FanAttic on Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:36 pm

Forest City freshman first baseman Konstantine Diamaduros(Wofford) reached base five times, homered, and drove in six runs to lead a 17-hit attack as the Owls powered their way to to a 16-3 victory over the Thomasville Hi-Toms on Sunday night at Finch Field.

The Owls seventh straight victory was one for the record books. Forest City's 18-2 start matched the 2004 Edenton Steamers for the best record through 20 games in Coastal Plain League history. The Steamers went on to win their first Petitt Cup Championship that season.

Forest City is closing in on their second consecutive First- Half West Division Championship. The Owls magic number is one and can clinch a home playoff game spot starting on Monday either with a victory or Hi-Toms loss.

Diamaduros, who went 3-for-5 on the game, has scored seven runs and recorded nine hits, two home runs, 12 RBIs, two doubles, and two triples since Wednesday.

Diamaduros brought the Owls back in the top of the second, smacking a two-run shot over the right field fence to even the score at 2-2. Diamaduros has hit two homers this season, with both coming at Finch Field.

Thomasville's Chris Epps (Clemson) tied the game up in the third with a solo homer to right, but the game would take a turn after the Owls answered with a four-run fourth inning.

Buckner lined a single to center to plate Kyle Hinrichs(Mt. Olive College) to give the Owls the lead back. Diamaduros picked up another RBI on a bases load walk. Brian Burton(Canisius) then ripped a bases loaded two-run single to center field to increase the Owls lead to 7-3.

The Owls pulled away in the sixth, adding three more runs. Diamaduros ripped a ball past first base and fair down the right field line for a two-run triple to start the scoring. Burton's RBI groundout put the Owls ahead 10-3.

Forest City scored an additional run in the seventh inning after a wild pitch scored Diamaduros.

The Owls capped the night's scoring with a five-run ninth inning. Buckner, Diamaduros and Burton each drove in a run and McConnell(Notre Dame) hit a two-run homer to left.
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Postby lawdog on Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:59 pm

He looks like a heckuva player...perhaps our next draft pick.
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Postby Ruckus on Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:21 am

No question about it.
Let's hope he sticks around and doesn't run off to greener pastures too. I doubt that he will given his family's ties and his choice of Wofford over Clemson and Carolina already, but given our recent history of transfers, you never know.
And God bless him for wanting to come to Wofford to begin with.
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