David Thompson just won’t cool down.
Thompson hit his second grand slam in as many games en route to a career-high seven-RBI performance, leading Miami to a 15-2 romp over Wake Forest in the series opener in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The Miami native, who opened his night with an RBI double in the first, added a two-run shot in the seventh inning, his team-leading eighth homer of the season. He extended his hitting streak to a career-best 12 games with another standout showing at the plate before being removed in the ninth.
The Hurricanes (17-6, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) chased Demon Deacons ace Matt Pirro after just 11/3 innings, tagging him for a career-high nine runs. Seven of those runs came in the second inning, when Thompson’s second career grand slam gave Miami a 7-1 lead at Gene Hooks Field.
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Over the past seven games, Thompson is hitting an eye-popping 16 for 30 (.533) with seven home runs and 25 RBI.
Aided by another explosion from Thompson, Miami’s offense clicked on a night when Wake Forest started its top righthander in Pirro (5-1). Every Miami starter recorded at least one hit, while four — Thompson, Willie Abreu (2 for 4), Garrett Kennedy (2 for 5) and Johnny Ruiz (2 for 3) — recorded multihit games.