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The 2020 Wake Forest baseball season will be the Demon Deacons’ 116th season of play. The team will compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and play its home games at David F. Couch Ballpark on the university’s campus in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
The 2020 Schedule
The 2020 Wake baseball schedule has been released and features 34 home games 28 road contests and 16 ACC games. The Deacs will play four of their first five series at home to start the year, including the home opener against Notre Dame on Feb. 14.
Wake will play 29 games against teams that competed in the 2019 NCAA tournament including 15 games against teams that made it to the College World Series The Deacs are also set to take on five teams that participated in the 2019 NAIA World Series and one team from the 2019 NJCAA World Series
The 2020 Season
The 2020 Wake Baseball Schedule has been announced, with the Deacons slated to play 55 regular season games. The season will begin on Friday, February 14th, when Wake takes on Bucknell at David F. Couch Ballpark. That will be the first of four games in three days to open the season, as the Deacons will also face Niagara and Bucknell on Saturday and Sunday.
Wake will then have a midweek game at home against High Point on February 18th before heading to Charleston, South Carolina for a three-game series against The Citadel from February 21st-23rd. The Deacons will stay on the road the following weekend, traveling to Durham for a three-game set against Duke from February 28th-March 1st.
After that, Wake will enjoy a long homestand, playing 13 of its next 16 games at David F. Couch Ballpark. That stretch will begin with a three-game series against Pittsburgh from March 6th-8th. The Deacons will then host Davidson for a midweek game on March 10th before welcoming Virginia Tech to Winston-Salem for a three-game set from March 13th-15th.
The 2020 Team
The 2020 Wake Forest Baseball team will look to build on the success of last year’s squad. The Deacs are coming off a season in which they won a school-record 47 games and made their sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
Wake will open the 2020 season at home against Liberty on February 14. The Deacs will then hit the road for a five-game swing through the state of Florida, taking on USF, Miami, and Florida Atlantic
Wake will return home for a five-game homestand to close out February, hosting VMI, Sacred Heart and Richmond. The Deacs will then open ACC play on the road against Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech before returning home to host Duke and NC State.
The Deacs will close out March with a five-game road trip through North Carolina taking on UNC Asheville Charlotte, and East Carolina Wake will then open April with a four-game homestand against Georgia Tech and Boston College before hitting the road again for ACC series at Clemson and Notre Dame
Wake will return home briefly for a midweek game against Appalachian State on April 21 before hitting the road again for ACC series at UNC Greensboro, Louisville, and Syracuse. The Deacs will close out their regular season at home with an ACC series against Florida State from May 14-16.
The 2020 Wake Forest Baseball team schedule is as follows:
February 14: Liberty
February 15: Liberty
February 16: Liberty
February 17: USF
February 18: Miami (DH)
February 19: Florida Atlantic
February 21: VMI
February 22: Sacred Heart
February 23: Richmond
February 28: Pittsburgh (DH)
The 2020 Roster
The following is the 2020 Wake baseball roster
1. Matt O’Conner-C
2. Alex Guerra-1B/3B
3. Luke Bolanos-2B
4. Richie really-SS/2B
5. Ryan Jeffers-C
6. Michael Wroth-1B
7. Josh Lovelady-C
8. Kaden Polcovich-INF/OF
9. Jake Abeln-INF
10 .Cameron Crabb -OF
11 .Collin Bosley -OF
The 2020 Coaching Staff
The Wake Forest baseball coaching staff is announced for the 2020 season. The staff includes Head Coach Tom Walter, associate head coach Bill Cilento, assistant coaches JerryMeals and Mike Traver, and volunteer Assistant Coach Matt Kreiter.
The 2020 Schedule Analysis
As the 2019-2020 off-season winds down, it’s time to start looking ahead to the 2020 campaign. The schedule makers did the Wake Forest baseball team no favors, as they will have to navigate their way through a gauntlet of ACC foes. Let’s take a look at the schedule and break it down.
Wake will open the season on the road against conference foes Clemson and Georgia Tech They’ll then come home for a three game set against Appalachian State The Demon Deacons will have their first ACC home series the following weekend against Duke. After a midweek game against Davidson, they’ll welcome in Virginia Tech for another ACC series.
The Deacons will then go on the road for two tough weeks, starting with an away series at Florida State They’ll follow that up with a midweek game at East Carolina before heading to Louisville for another conference series. Wake will have their second bye week of the season after that, before hosting Boston College for an ACC series.
After another midweek game, this time against High Point Wake will travel to Tallahassee for a rematch with Florida State They’ll come home the following weekend to take on Notre Dame in an ACC series. The Deacons will wrap up their Regular Season on the road against Syracuse and NC State.
The 2020 season will be a challenging one for Wake Forest but if they can navigate their way through the tough schedule, they could find themselves in good position come postseason time.
The 2020 Season Preview
Wake Baseball is coming off of a strong 2019 season in which they won the ACC Baseball Tournament and made it to the NCAA Super Regionals The team looks to build on that success in 2020 with a talented group of returning starters and some key newcomers.
The Deacons will open the season on February 14th with a three-game series against Northeastern. They will then have a midweek game against UNC-Asheville on the 18th before heading to Atlanta for a three-game series against Georgia Tech Wake will spend most of March on the road, including trips to Virginia, North Carolina and Florida State They will close out the month at home with a three-game series against Pitt.
April will be a busy month for Wake, as they will play 17 games in the month. They will have home series against Duke, Miami, and Louisville and road series against Boston College Clemson, and Virginia Tech The Deacs will also have midweek games against East Carolina UNC-Wilmington, and NC State.
The ACC tournament will be held from May 19-24 in Durham, NC. The NCAA tournament will start on May 30th with Regionals being held at campus sites.
The 2020 Season Review
The 2020 Wake baseball schedule was released on October 28, 2019. The Demon Deacons will open the season on February 14 against Appalachian State at Wake Forest baseball park The home opener is set for February 21 against Xavier.
Wake will play a total of 56 games in the 2020 regular season 27 at home and 29 on the road. inclusion of 18 games against ACC foes. The Deacons will travel to Take on Clemson (March 3-5), Florida State (March 13-15), Virginia (April 3-5), Duke (April 17-19) and Georgia Tech (May 8-10). Louisville, Miami, North Carolina Notre Dame Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Virginia Tech will all come to Winston-Salem during conference play
Wake Forest’s annual spring break trip takes the team to Stetson (March 20-22) and Jacksonville (March 24-26). The Deacons have a midweek game at Campbell on March 31 before returning home for an April 7 matchup with Elon.
10.The 2020 Season in Review
It was a season like no other. A global pandemic forced the cancellation of Minor League Baseball and left Major League clubs scrambling to piece together a schedule on short notice. The Wake Forest Baseball Team was one of the many college programs affected, as the Demon Deacons were unable to play their originally scheduled 56-game slate.
Fortunately, Wake Forest was able to salvage a 24-game season by joining forces with Duke, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame to form the Atlantic Coast baseball conference (ACBC). The Deacons went 13-11 in conference play and finished the year with a 26-27 overall record.
Wake Forest got off to a hot start, winning eight of its first nine games. The Deacons then hit a rough patch, losing 14 of their next 17 contests. However, they recovered to win seven of their final 10 games and finish the season on a high note.
Several Demon Deacons had standout campaigns in 2020. First baseman Chris Lanzilli was named ACC Player of the Year after hitting .349 with 10 home runs and 35 RBIs. Outfielder Bobby Seymour was also honored by the conference, earning ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors for his work in center field. Other top performers for Wake Forest included pitcher Jared Shuster (5-3, 2.75 ERA) and closer Parker Meadows (5-2, 3.38 ERA, 7 saves).
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