After yet another successful week for the Wake Forest baseball team, they are ranked for the first time since 2012. Baseball America has the Diamond Deacs ranked 24th in the nation, one spot below Houston, and one spot above East Carolina.
The Deacs have won their first three ACC series for the first time since 2002, and compiled an 18-7 record overall (6-3 in the ACC).
Wake Forest is not only winning, they are putting up massive run totals across the board, and are tied for the national lead in home runs with Virginia Tech at 44 on the year. First baseman Gavin Sheets leads the ACC in RBI’s with 40 (four more than second place).
The offense ranks in the top 15 nationally in the following categories: Base on Balls, Batting Average, Home Runs, Slugging Percentage, Doubles, OBP, Runs, and Runs Per Game.
While the offense has been clicking, the starting pitching has also been better than last year as well, as Parker Dunshee, Donnie Sellers, and Connor Johnstone are consistently getting the job done on the weekend. They have compiled a 10-2 record combined, and are doing more than enough to keep opposing teams in check while the offense racks up the runs.
The Deacs take on Appalachian State tomorrow at 5 PM in Boone before heading to Coral Gables for a 3-game series against the Miami Hurricanes this weekend.