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David Thompson has slam, 7 RBI to help UM baseball rout Wake Forest

David Thompson is 16 for 30 (.533) with seven home runs and 25 RBI over the past seven games.
David Thompson is 16 for 30 (.533) with seven home runs and 25 RBI over the past seven games. Miami Herald Staff

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.

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.

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