1955 Wake Forest Demon Deacons baseball team

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1955 Wake Forest Demon Deacons baseball
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1955 record 28-7 (10-3 ACC)
Head coach Taylor Sanford (5th year)
Seasons
« 1954 1956 »
1955 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wake Forest y 11 3   .786     29 7   .806
NC State 10 4   .714     14 5   .737
North Carolina 8 5   .615     12 12   .500
South Carolina 7 7   .500     10 10   .500
Duke 6 6   .500     10 11   .476
Maryland 6 7   .462     9 11   .450
Clemson 5 9   .357     7 11   .389
Virginia 0 12   .000     6 16   .273
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the 1955 NCAA Baseball Tournament
As of June 30, 1955[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1955 Wake Forest Demon Deacons baseball team represented Wake Forest University in the 1955 NCAA baseball season. The team was coached by Taylor Sanford in his 5th season at Wake Forest.

The Demon Deacons won the College World Series, defeating the Western Michigan Broncos in the championship game.

Roster[edit]

1955 Wake Forest Demon Deacons roster
 

Pitchers

  • 1 John Stokoe
  • 8 Ralph Adams
  • 11 Bill Walsh
  • 13 Lowell "Lefty" Davis
  • 16 Jack McGinley
  • 23 Buck Fichter
 

Infielders

  • 3 Art Bonzagni
  • 4 Lee Abbott
  • 6 Harold Moore
  • 10 Jack Bryant
  • 12 Bill Barnes
  • 15 Bob Waggoner
 

Outfielders

  • 5 Tommy Cole
  • 7 Luther McKeel
  • 9 George Miller
  • 17 Frank McRae

Catchers

  • 19 Jim Horn
  • 20 Bob Koontz
  • 24 Linwood Holt
 

Schedule[edit]

1955 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
Post-Season

Awards and honors[edit]

Bill Barnes
  • All-ACC Second Team[2]
Tommy Cole
  • All-ACC First Team[2]
Lefty Davis
  • All-ACC First Team[2]
Linwood Holt
  • All-America First Team[3]
  • All-ACC First Team[2]
Luther McKeel
  • All-ACC First Team[2]
Harold Moore
  • All-ACC Second Team[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1955". Boyd's World. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "ACC Honors". WakeForestSports.com. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "All-Americans". WakeForestSports.com. Retrieved 25 January 2013.