Wake Forest Prepares For Seven-Game Road Swing
April 9, 2001
April 11 7:00 p.m.
Deacons Embark On Long Road Trip
Wake Forest hits the road for its next seven games, beginning on Tuesday at Virginia Tech and Wednesday against Appalachian State in Hickory. The trip marks the longest road swing of the year. The Demon Deacons have won their last four, including a weekend sweep of Virginia. Coupled with three losses by Clemson, Wake Forest climbs into third place in the league, just a half-game back of Georgia Tech. The Deacons will play the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta this weekend. Virginia Tech is 16-15 after dropping two of three to Villanova over the weekend. The Deacons and Hokies met on February 24 at Hooks Stadium, a 3-1 win for Wake Forest. Ben Clayton scattered five hits over seven innings for the win. Dave Bush got the save by recording the final six outs.
Virginia Tech is led by senior Addison Bowman who is leading the team with five home runs and a .360 batting average.
Appalachian State hosts Charlotte on Tuesday before meeting the Deacons in Hickory. ASU is 12-21 entering their Tuesday game. The Deacons earned a 13-4 against the Mountaineers on March 13. Corey Slavik homered twice in the game and drove in five runs.
Bush Ties For All-Time Saves Lead
With a save on Sunday against Virginia, junior closer Dave Bush tied for the all-time lead in that category with 17 with Keith Ksansnak. His next save will give him sole possession of first place in school history.
Last week, Bush was outstanding, converting on all three save opportunities without allowing a run.
In two appearances against Virginia, Bush did not allow a single hit over three innings.
Greer Gets 600th Career Victory
Sunday's 4-1 win over Virginia gave head coach George Greer his 600th career victory.
With one milestone already achieved, Greer has another well within reach. He is six wins away of reaching 500 wins as the Wake Forest skipper.
This is Greer's 14th season at Wake Forest with a record of 494-304-3, the most wins by any Deacon coach in history, regardless of sport. Greer coached his 1,000th Division I game last season in the NCAA Tournament and owns a career record of 600-426-7 (.584).
Greer is the school's 23rd coach in the program's 87 season history. His 14-year tenure is the longest of any prior Wake Forest baseball coach, ahead of John Caddell's 13 years from 1926-39.
Greer's Milestone Wins
Price Makes Virginia Pay
Senior Matt Price raised his batting average 68 points over the weekend, to .276, going 8-for-12 at the plate with a home run and four RBI. The native of Summerfield, N.C., also swiped two bases against the Cavaliers.
Price continues to hit Virginia pitching well over his four-year career. He has a lifetime average of 15-of-26 (.577) with two home runs and five doubles.
The speedy outfielder has stolen 21 bases in 22 career attempts.
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