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Wake Forest Demon Deacons baseball

Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Founded: 1891
''Wake Forest Demon Deacons athletic logo''

University Wake Forest University
Conference ACC
Atlantic Division
Location Winston-Salem, NC
Head Coach Tom Walter (5th year)
Home Stadium Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park
(Capacity: 6,280)
Nickname Demon Deacons
Colors

Black and Old Gold

            
National Championships
1955
College World Series Runner-up
1949
College World Series Appearances
1949, 1955
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1949, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1977, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2009
Conference Champions
SoCon: 1949
ACC: 1955, 1962, 1963, 1977, 1998, 1999, 2001

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons baseball team is the intercollegiate baseball team of Wake Forest University. The program competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They won the 1955 College World Series. They are coached by Tom Walter.

Contents

  • Stadium 1
  • Awards 2
  • Current and former major league players 3
  • Further reading 4
  • External links 5

Stadium

On October 31, 2007, Wake Forest University bought Ernie Shore Field for $5.5 million, paying that money upfront, and the Millennium Fund chipped in $1.3 million in cash. [1]

Starting in 2009, home games have been played at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park. The Demon Deacons' former home, Gene Hooks Stadium, was demolished following the university's purchase of Ernie Shore Field, which has since been renamed Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park. [2]

Awards

ACC Baseball Player of the Year

  • Kenny Baker (1977)
  • Brick Smith (1981)
  • Bill Merrifield (1982,1983)
  • Jamie D'Antona (2003)

ACC Baseball Coach of the Year

  • Marvin Carter (1982)
  • George Greer (2002)

ACC Baseball Tournament MVP

  • John Hendricks (1998)
  • Andrew Riepe (1999)
  • Dave Bush (2001)

Current and former major league players

Source: Baseball Reference

Further reading

  • "Baseball coach donates kidney to player". Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC (FOXSports.com). Associated Press. February 8, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 

External links

  • Official site
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