After a convincing 13-4 midweek win over Charlotte that saw three different Wake Forest players homer, the Deacs now welcome Georgia Tech to Winston-Salem for a three-game series.
Logan Harvey posted his first career four hit game, highlighted by a grand slam (the 5th grand slam in 22 games for Wake Forest this year) to help the Deacs get the win.
In a bit of an odd situation, the game started Tuesday night at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, and was suspended in the top of the third due to storms. It then resumed Wednesday night at Hayes Stadium on Charlotte’s campus.
The win pushed Wake Forest’s record to 16-6, while the 49ers drooped to 13-8 on the season. The Deacs now boast the 11th best RPI in the nation, and are 7-4 against top 100 RPI teams. Obviously there is a lot of time left in the season, as we haven’t even hit the midway point of the 56 game schedule, but Wake Forest has put up an impressive array of victories thus far.
Wake Forest leads the ACC in batting average at .323, and leads the nation in home runs with 40.
Coach Walter will hope the play continues this weekend against Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are 12-7 overall, and 2-4 in conference after ACC series losses to Miami and North Carolina. They also dropped a 7-4 result this week at home to Auburn.
Georgia Tech leads the all-time series 72-40-1 (unsure of how there was a tie), and this is the first time since 2014 the two teams have met.
The next week for Georgia Tech is not an easy one, as the next eight games they play are against teams who have a combined record of 136-39 (77%).
There are an array of promotions this weekend at David F. Couch Ballpark, so it’s an excellent time to get out there and support the Diamond Deacs.
Tonight the first 150 students receive a free tumbler cup, and kids can run the bases after the game. Saturday is Tri Delta’s annual waffle night, and the first 250 fans will receive Wake Forest baseball trading cards (THEY ARE A COLLECTIBLE ITEM FOLKS).
Finally, on Sunday, my personal favorite is Bark in the Park, where you can bring your furry friends with you to the game. It is also Dollar Hot Dog Day, which is pretty self-explanatory. Hopefully the rain holds off and that is a go!
The first pitch tonight is at 6 PM, while Saturday will be at 4 PM, and Sunday is 1 PM.
The weather should be fantastic today and tomorrow, and slightly less great on Sunday. With the recent play of the Diamond Deacs and the weather there is no excuse for not getting out there for a little bit and enjoying some good baseball.