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Will Craig Named ACC Baseball Player of the Year

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The Demon Deacon slugger took home a prestigious honor this afternoon.

Dean Shore

Wake Forest first baseman/pitcher Will Craig was named ACC Baseball Player of the Year by the 14 Atlantic Coast Conference head coaches.

Craig, who was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2014, greatly improved upon his freshman numbers.Craig finished the season with a .392 batting average ,which was second in the conference. This is up from his .280 batting average in 2014. He also had 13 home runs (up from 8), which was tied for fourth among league leaders. The sophomore slugger finished with a slugging percentage of .720. 20 doubles and 13 home runs in just 186 at-bats will do that. Craig also became a more patient hitter, as he increased his walks from 20 to 41, and improved his on base percentage from .357 to .506.

Congratulations to Will for winning this award. In the loaded ACC, this is quite an achievement.

Sophomore Nate Mondou and freshman Stuart Fairchild also represented Wake Forest on the first team.

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