Wake Forest Demon Deacons baseball

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons
2017 Wake Forest Demon Deacons baseball team
Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
Founded 1891
University Wake Forest University
Head coach Tom Walter (6th season)
Conference ACC
Atlantic Division
Location Winston-Salem, NC
Home stadium Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park
(Capacity: 6,280)
Colors Old Gold and Black[1]
         
NCAA Tournament champions
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, 2017
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. ^ "Wake Forest Athletic Department Brand Standards". Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Hools Field
  4. ^ Baseball Reference

External links[edit]