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Kirby Wedekind
Kirby  Wedekind

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
Episcopal

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 206

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
04/02/1984

Bats/Throws:
R / R

About Wedekind... Experienced righty will play a key role in the bullpen... transfer that returned to Wake Forest after spending a year at Georgia in 2005... emerged as one of the team's most reliable relievers as a freshman in 2003... a ferocious competitor... described as a bulldog on the mound... doesn't always outwardly show it but plays with intense emotion... has the ability to become a first-rate reliever in the ACC... throws strikes with all pitches... has a fast ball, slider and changeup... grandfather played at Louisville... major is psychology... born April 2, 1984. In 2006... Did not see any action.

In 2005... Did not play for Georgia after injury forced him to miss the season.

In 2004... Battled injuries throughout the season... still managed to make 12 appearances out of the bullpen... went 0-1 with an 8.83 earned run average... struck out 12 and walked 11... tossed 3.1 scoreless innings of relief against Duke (April 11).

In 2003... Pitched in 18 games for the Deacons, all out of the bullpen... posted a 1-2 record with a 4.78 ERA with 25 strikeouts and only 11 walks in 26.1 innings... one of the team's top relievers having pitched in eight games against ACC rivals... was very effective much of the year, allowing only one earned run in his first 11 outings, a span of 14 innings... that stretch included scoreless 2.2 inning outings against both Florida State and NC State... earned his first career win and struck out four Liberty hitters on April 22... struck out four batters against NC State in 2.2 innings... fanned four against Virginia on April 22 in 3.2 innings... suffered losses at VCU on May 11 and against Virginia in the ACC Tournament.

Prior to Wake Forest... Averaged two strikeouts per inning at Episcopal where he was coached by Scott Hennessey and Joel Davis, a former first round pick of the Chicago White Sox... ranked as the 133rd-best high school prospect by Baseball America... participated in the Perfect Game National, Team One East Coast, Area Code Games, Florida Diamond Club Classic and the Blue-Gray Classic where he was named All-Tournament Team... led Episcopal to its first-ever District title and Sweet 16 appearance.

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