Wake Forest Baseball Notebook - April 20

April 20, 2009

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Game times for three upcoming Wake Forest home baseball games have been changed to accommodate the Winston-Salem Dash's use of Wake Forest Baseball Park.

The games on Tuesday, April 28 against Davidson, Tuesday, May 12 against Winthrop and Thursday, May 14 against Miami will now begin at 7 p.m. The games were originally scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

Lopez and Stadler Recognized by Perfect Game USA: Wake Forest freshmen Carlos Lopez and Austin Stadler were recently recognized as part of the top five freshmen in college baseball at their respective positions by Perfect Game USA.

Lopez was ranked as the fifth-best designated hitter among all freshmen, while Stadler was rated as the second-best rookie two-way player in college baseball.

A freshman from Boynton Beach, Fla., Lopez is hitting .285 on the season with a team-leading 10 home runs and 29 RBIs. He has played in 37 of the team's 39 games, including 35 starts. The 10 home runs by Lopez ranks him seventh on the Wake Forest freshman single-season home run list. Lopez has also recorded seven doubles and a triple and ranks second on the team with a .585 slugging percentage.

Stadler has done his best work of the season on the mound. He has a 4-4 record with a team-best 3.17 ERA, which also ranks eighth in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Midlothian, Va., native has thrown a team-high 48 1/3 innings, allowing 30 runs, only 17 of them earned, on 54 hits, while striking out 39 batters. Stadler is also tied for the team lead with two saves.

At the plate, Stadler is hitting .254 on the season with two home runs and 22 RBIs. He is second on the team with 10 doubles.



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