The Demon Deacons opened NCAA Tournament play by taking down Minnesota, 5-3, to advance into the winner's bracket.
2016 14th Round Draft Pick of the Chicago Cubs (434th Overall)
2016 Third Team All-ACC
2016 ACC All-Academic Team
ACC Pitcher of the Week (Apr. 11-17, 2016)
2016 College Station All-Regional Team
2015 CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District
2015 ACC All-Academic Team
2014 ACC All-Academic Team
Walter on Dunshee
"Parker Dunshee returns as a captain, Friday night starter and 10-game winner. Getting him back for his senior year is like signing the top pitching prospect in the nation but better, because he's proven. He's a bulldog who features three plus pitches and a mean streak. He sets the tone for this team and is one of the reasons you will see the Deacs playing well in the postseason."
As Wake Forest's Friday starter, finished the year with a 10-5 record and 3.20 ERA, striking out 102 batters in 101.1 innings ... Struck out 10+ batters three times and fanned 8+ seven times ... After starting the year with a 4-3 mark in his first seven starts, went 6-2 to close the year ... Became the first Deacon to strike out 100+ batters in a season since 2002, and ranks tied for seventh in the program's history with 102 ... Completed seven or more innings of work in more than half of his starts ... Didn't allow a run or walk in 6.0 innings in season-opening win over Georgetown (Feb. 19) ... Struck out a career-high 12 with only one walk in victory over Towson (March 4) ... Tossed 6.0 shutout frames against Duke (March 25) ... Shut down top-25 foes on back-to-back weekends, combining to allow one run in 15.0 innings against Florida State (Apr. 15) and North Carolina (Apr. 22) ... Struck out 10 in 6.2 innings to beat Duke in ACC Tournament opening round game ... Pushed the Deacs to an NCAA Regional opener victory over Minnesota with 11 strikeouts in 7.2 innings of two-run ball ... also earned wins over Clemson, Boston College and Virginia Tech.
Did it all for the Wake Forest pitching staff, splitting time between starting, closing, and long relief ... Led the Demon Deacon pitching staff with a 2.89 ERA and four saves to go along with a 5-3 record ... Started the year 5-0 with a 1.80 ERA into April ... Shut down VCU in his first start (Feb. 14), striking out 11 in 8.1 shutout innings ... Didn't give up an earned run in his first three starts (20.1 innings), striking out 28 batters as he went 3-0 in that span ... Picked up a 3.1-inning save at Florida State (March 13), allowing two hits and striking out seven ... Tossed 6.2 innings in relief as he picked up a win over Miami (March 22), allowing just one run ... Also earned saves against Clemson, Notre Dame and Duke and a win over Boston College ... Struck out 74 batters in 71.2 innings while allowing just 58 hits ... Likely to enter 2016 with the best career ERA of anyone in the ACC with at least 100 innings pitched ... Played summer ball with the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod League, finishing with a 4-2 record and 1.79 ERA, including playoffs and the all-star game.
Emerged as an impactful reliever in late situations ... Finished the season with a 2.17 ERA and a 4-1 record ... His ERA is the second best earned run average by a freshman in Wake Forest history ... His 27 appearances is also tied for second most by a freshman in school history ... Recorded one save and pitched 49.2 innings ... Gave up just 18 runs and 12 earned runs ... Struck out 43 while limiting opponents to a batting average of .221 ... Made his collegiate debut against Marshall (Feb. 17) and struck out three in three scoreless innings while not giving up a hit ... Did not give up a run in his first four appearances ... Picked up his first collegiate win against High Point (April 2) while earning his second win against Appalachian State (April 16) ... Also earned the victory over Charlotte (April 22) and Virginia (May 16) ... Went three innings and did not five up a hit in the win over NC State (May 12) ... Struck out the last batter against Virginia (May 17) to seal the series win over the top-ranked team in the nation ... Playing for the Wisconsin Woodchucks in the Northwoods League during the summer.
Has earned seven varsity letters to date, including three in football, two in baseball and two in basketball ... Was an All-Conference quarterback and earned Academic All-State honors as a senior ... Holds seven passing records at Zionsville Community H.S. ... Two-time All-Conference selection in baseball ... Named ZCHS Varsity Pitcher of the Year as a junior ... Selected as member of Indianapolis Star's SuperTeam and to the All-Metro North Team.