The Demon Deacons swept Youngstown State and West Virginia on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.
Walter on Shambley
"Grant has worked hard to be an integral part of our club. He is deadly against left-handed pitching and can steal a base or get down a bunt. He is also a great defender who can play left field or center field. He always finds a way to help us win."
2013 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Played in 37 games and made 16 starts for the Demon Deacons ... Was one of the most consistent offensive performers for the Deacs in limited at bats, hitting .371 (23-for-62) with four doubles and 14 RBIs ... Also drew 10 walks and had a .447 on-base percentage ... Scored 17 runs and was 6-for-7 on the base paths ... Had nine multi-hit games, including a 3-for-3 performance vs. Miami on May 10 ... Started all three games of the Miami series (May 10-12), going 7-for-11with five RBIs, two doubles and two runs scored ... That series was part of his season-best five-game hitting streak ... Made his first start of the season at ULM (Feb. 17) and went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run ... Had a walk-off sacrifice fly to help Wake Forest beat Elon 2-1 in 13 innings on April 30.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman) Played in 32 games and made 13 starts ... The majority of his appearances began as a pinch hitter ... Led all reserve players with a .321 average, going 17-for-53 on the season ... Scored seven runs, had three doubles and recorded six RBIs ... Made his collegiate debut vs. UMBC (2/24), going 2-for-3 with three runs scored and a walk in the start ... Began his career with a five-game hitting streak ... Hit .600 (6-for-10) during that stretch ... Drew 10 walks on the year, as his on base percentage was .446 ... Also turned in two-hit games at North Carolina (3/30) and vs. Charlotte (5/15) ... Laid down three sacrifice bunts.
2011 (Freshman) Did not see any action during the 2011 season.
Played for NC Jr. Legion State Champion Cary Bulls during summer of 2008 ... Received Batting Award, Offense Award and Player of the Year from the Cary Bulls ... Batted .424 during junior season at Green Hope High School ... Named Offensive Player of the Year during junior season ... Named to Tri-Eight All-Conference and Academic All-Conference in 2009 ... Played for Carolina Cubs and American Legion Post 67 during summer of 2009.
Born December 23, 1991 ... Son of Clay and Anne Shambley ... Communication major.