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Nick DiPonzio
Nick  DiPonzio

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Macon, Ga.

High School:
Tattnall Square Academy

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
OF

Bats/Throws:
L/R

03/18/2018

Deacs Clinch Series over No. 11 Louisville

A Johnny Aiello grand slam in the first inning proved to be the difference as Wake Forest knocked off its second top-15 foe in as many weekends.

02/16/2018

Deacs Open 2018 with 7-2 Win over Georgetown

Griffin Roberts and Rayne Supple combined to strike out 16 Hoyas, while Patrick Frick and Nick DiPonzio hit key home runs.

10/12/2017

Deacs Complete Annual Black & Gold World Series

Team Gold swept the series the past two weekends, three games to zero with one tie.

08/14/2017

Deacs in Summer Ball Recap

Members of the Demon Deacon baseball team recently wrapped up a successful summer campaign around the country.

05/25/2017

No. 12 Deacs Defeat Jackets in Ninth, 5-4

Wake Forest turned a 4-1 ninth-inning deficit into a 5-4 lead, sparked by a Gavin Sheets two-run homer and Keegan Maronpot RBI triple.

02/18/2018

Wake Forest vs. Gardner-Webb

The Demon Deacon baseball team split a doubleheader against the Runnin' Bulldogs on Feb. 18.

03/04/2017

Wake Forest sweeps Kent State

The Demon Deacons earned a doubleheader sweep over the Golden Flashes, winning by scores of 7-2 and 5-0.

02/24/2017

Wake Forest 15, USC 5

The Demon Deacons hit six home runs to knock off the Trojans in the series-opener, 15-5.


Walter on DiPonzio
"Nick has swung the bat really well in the offseason and is a steadily improving defender. He is the best runner on the team and a candidate to hit lead-off if he can win an every day job. His defense and short game will be the keys to making that happen."

2017 (Freshman)
Appeared in 28 games and made six starts, finishing with a .190 average (8-for-42), a double, two home runs, seven RBIs and three stolen bases ... Against Elon on Apr. 4, became the first player since Mac Williamson in 2012 to homer twice in an inning, hitting a grand slam and solo blast as he finished with five RBIs ... Stole two bases against Kent State and another against Pittsburgh ... Started games against Nicholls, Southern Cal, Quinnipiac, Kent State, Notre Dame and Charlotte ... Played summer ball with the Harrisonburg Turks.

High School
Rated as the No. 414 prospect in the nation by Perfect Game, as well as the No. 68 outfielder and No. 45 prospect from Georgia ... Named a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American ... Three-time baseball state champion, and was also twice named all-state and three times named all-region ... Named the GHSA Region 7A Player of the Year ... Also earned all-region honors in football ... Batted .427 with eight doubles, five triples, four homers and 25 steals as a senior ... Hit .459 with 10 doubles, 20 RBIs and 17 stolen bases as a junior ... Batted .352 with four home runs, 42 runs and 21 RBIs as a sophomore.

Background
Born on Jan. 5, 1998 ... Son of Dave and Kimberly DiPonzio ... Father played golf at Florida and grandfather played semi-pro baseball ... Graduated with honors with distinction and was a member of the beta club.

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