It may still be cold outside, but college baseball is officially back. The Wake Forest baseball team, a.k.a. the Diamond Deacs, will host three contests over the next two days. Tonight at 6 p.m., the Deacs will host Delaware, while they will host Bucknell (12:30 p.m.) and VCU (3:30 p.m.)
The Deacs were picked to finish 5th in the Atlantic Division. Tom Walter is in his 6th season as Wake Forest's manager and has a 134-145 (.480). The Deacs will be led by Will Craig, who led the team in hits and home runs last season.
Blogger So Dear is committed to tracking statistics (advanced and basic) throughout the year, and will be providing weekly updates. That operation will be headed up by Mr. Bart Johnston.
Wake Forest Starting Pitcher: RHP Matt Pirro 2014 Stats (2-2, 5.94 ERA)
Delaware Starting Pitcher: RHP Chad Martin 2014 Stats (5-5, 5.35 ERA)
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>WF lineup: 1. Rodriguez CF, 2. Steel SS, 3. Mondou 2B, 4. Craig DH, 5. Brezeale C, 6. Fairchild RF, 7. Sheets 1B, 8. Pryor LF, 9. Yurchak 3B</p>— Wake Forest Baseball (@WakeBaseball) <a href="https://twitter.com/WakeBaseball/status/566369610065518593">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Here's your opening night lineup! Wake Forest is approximately an hour from first pitch. pic.twitter.com/XowcIpl6Ug— Wake Forest Baseball (@WakeBaseball) February 13, 2015
Wake's starting pitcher tonight will be Matt Pirro. Manager Tom Walter says that Pirro can throw up to a fastball up to 94 MPH and has two quality off-speed pitches.