Wake Forest Demon Deacons baseball

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons
2016 Wake Forest Demon Deacons baseball team
Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
Founded 1891
University Wake Forest University
Conference ACC
Atlantic Division
Location Winston-Salem, NC
Head coach Tom Walter (6th year)
Home stadium Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park
(Capacity: 6,280)
Nickname Demon Deacons
Colors Black and Old Gold[1]
         
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, 2016
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.

Stadium[edit]

On October 31, 2007, Wake Forest University bought Ernie Shore Field for $5.5 million, paying that money upfront.[2]

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.[3]

Awards[edit]

ACC Baseball Player of the Year

  • Kenny Baker (1977)
  • Brick Smith (1981)
  • Bill Merrifield (1982,1983)
  • Jamie D'Antona (2003)
  • Will Craig (2015)

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[edit]

Source: [4]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colors and Paper Stock | Identity Standards | Wake Forest University". Identitystandards.wfu.edu. 2012-01-27. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Hools Field
  4. ^ Baseball Reference

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