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Griffin Roberts
Griffin  Roberts

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Midlothian, Va.

High School:
James River HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
RHP

Bats/Throws:
R/R

06/04/2018

Roberts Drafted No. 43 Overall by St. Louis Cardinals

Wake Forest junior Griffin Roberts became the highest Demon Deacon pitcher drafted since 2003.

05/24/2018

Deacs Conclude Season with Extra-Innings Loss to No. 12 Duke

The Blue Devils scored four runs in the top of the 13th to beat Wake Forest, 6-2.

05/21/2018

Roberts Named Second Team All-ACC

Wake Forest junior Griffin Roberts is now a two-time Second Team All-ACC selection.

05/17/2018

Lanzilli Homers Twice in 7-3 Win over Virginia

Chris Lanzilli became the first Deacon to homer twice in a game this season, including what proved to be the game-winner in the fifth.

04/20/2018

Roberts, Peluse Named to Pitcher of the Year Watch List

The College Baseball Foundation selected Griffin Roberts and Colin Peluse to the watch list for the top pitcher in college baseball.

05/24/2018

Wake Forest vs. Duke

The Demon Deacons fell to the Blue Devils in 13 innings in the ACC Championship.

04/27/2018

Wake Forest at Georgia Tech

The Demon Deacons took on the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta on April 27.

03/09/2018

Wake Forest vs. Florida State

The Demon Deacons opened ACC play against the Seminoles on Friday, March 9.

06/04/2017

NCAA Regional Final vs. West Virginia

The Demon Deacons play West Virginia in the regional final Sunday night.

06/03/2017

NCAA Regional - West Virginia

Wake Forest vs. West Virginia in Game 4 of the Winston-Salem Regional


2018:
Second Team All-ACC
Three-Time ACC Pitcher of the Week (March 5, March 19, Apr. 16)
Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List
NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week (March 19)

2017:
Minnesota Twins 29th-Round Draft Pick - No. 856 Overall (Did Not Sign)
Second Team All-ACC

Career Summary
Developed from a rarely-used walk-on, to All-ACC closer, to All-ACC Friday night starter … Broke the program career and single-season records for strikeouts per nine innings, including a mark of 12.39 Ks/9 in his three seasons, shattering the previous 18-year-old record of 10.73 … Finished with a 7-10 career record, 3.80 ERA, eight saves and 228 strikeouts in 165.2 innings … Opponents hit just .203 against him.

2018 (Junior)
Led the ACC with 130 strikeouts, most for any Demon Deacon in more than 25 years and second-most in program history … Struck out 12.10 batters per nine innings, third-most in program history, also taking claim of two of the top three spots in the record book (set record with 13.50 Ks/9 in 2017) … Finished the season with a 5-4 record and 3.82 ERA … Struck out six or more batters in all 14 of his starts, striking out 8+ 12 times and recording double-digit totals six times … Threw 6.0+ innings in 13 of his 14 starts … Earned victories over Georgetown (6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 9 Ks), UMass Lowell (8.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 11 Ks), Duke (8.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 8 Ks), Boston College (8.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 11 Ks) and Virginia (7.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 7 Ks) … Struck out 13 and allowed just one run in 8.1 innings of a win over Louisville, but took a no-decision … Also struck out double-digits against Santa Clara, Florida State, North Carolina and Clemson … Earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors three times ... Struck out 94 batters in 69.0 innings in ACC play.

2017 (Sophomore)
Had a breakout campaign, earning All-ACC honors as he finished the year 2-5 with a 2.19 ERA and eight saves ... Was picked by the Minnesota Twins in the 29th round as a draft-eligible sophomore but elected to return for his junior year ... Broke the program record with 13.50 strikeouts per nine innings, fanning 80 batters in 53.1 innings ... Seven of his eight saves were at least 2.0 innings ... Struck out five batters in an outing three times (March 10 & 11 vs. NC State, June 10 at Florida) and also added nine four-strikeout efforts ... Allowed opponents to hit just .160 against him ... Went 1-1 with a 1.35 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 6.2 NCAA Tournament innings, and had a 2.06 ERA in ACC play ... Earned wins over Quinnipiac (March 3) and West Virginia (June 3), and saves over NC State (March 10), Miami (March 31), Louisville (Apr. 7), Notre Dame (Apr. 14), Boston College (May 7), Florida State (May 12, 14) and Pitt (May 18) ... Allowed just one homer in his 53.1 innings of work ... Played summer ball with the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod League.

2016 (Freshman)
Struggled with his command but displayed electric stuff, striking out 18 batters in 15.2 innings ... Allowed less than a hit per inning, but walked 22 and finished with a 9.19 ERA ... Didn't allow a run in outings in which he did not walk a batter ... Struck out a season-high three batters in 1.1 hitless frames against Clemson (March 12) ... Also had multiple strikeouts against USC, Coastal Carolina, Charlotte, High Point and Texas A&M ... Spent the summer with the Amsterdam Mohawks of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.

High School
Rated as a top-1,000 recruit by Perfect Game, as well as the No. 45 prospect in Virginia ... Senior season, named First Team All-Metro, All-Region and All-Conference ... Also an All-Conference pick his junior season ... Earned three varsity letters ... Five high school teammates are currently playing college baseball.

Personal
Born on June 13, 1996 ... Son of Kim Gregory and Aaron Roberts ... Member of the Leadership Specialty Center Program in high school, where he graduated with honors ... Planning to major in business administration.

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