Baseball To Face Charlotte In Doubleheader

April 25, 2001

Games 45-46
April 25
#21 Wake Forest (31-13) at Charlotte (16-23) (Doubleheader)
Game 1 - 5:00 p.m.
Game 2 - 30 minutes following conclusion of game one

Radio: 1350 AM in Charlotte / no internet

Deacons Face Charlotte In Doubleheader

Wake Forest plays a doubleheader at Charlotte on Wednesday night before hitting the road to face Maryland for the final regular season weekend in the ACC. Both games in Wednesday's doubleheader are scheduled for seven innings.

The 49ers and Deacons met earlier this season on February 20 at Hooks Stadium in Winston-Salem. Wake Forest captured a 17-8 win as Carlos Brackley went off, going 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles and a career-best six RBI.

Wednesday's twin-bill marks Wake Forest's first, and only, scheduled doubleheader of the season.

Shooting For Second
The Deacons invade the Queen City as residents of second place in the ACC standings, behind Florida State, ahead of Clemson and Georgia Tech.

At 14-1, The Seminoles are running away with the regular season title but there is plenty of jockeying for position as the teams come down the stretch.

The Demon Deacons (14-7) and Clemson (10-5) have the same winning percentage but Wake is in second place by virtue of being fewer games back of Florida State. Georgia Tech (10-8) resides in fourth place.

Wake Forest only has one remaining conference series, this weekend at ninth-place Maryland. Clemson still has nine games to go including North Carolina, NC State and Virginia. If the Deacons win the series at Maryland by taking two of three, Clemson would have to win six of its final nine.

We've Got Bush
Junior closer Dave Bush is tied for the NCAA lead in saves as of April 23 with 11.

Bush doesn't fit the traditional mold of a closer as he is second on the team in innings and first in strikeouts. Several times this season, Bush has been called upon in the seventh, or even the sixth inning. He leads the ACC in appearances, strikeouts per nine and of course, saves.

Bush is Wake Forest's all-time leader in saves and appearances.

Deacons Make BA All-America Watch List
Two Demon Deacons, Jamie D'Antona and Cory Sullivan, were identified by Baseball America as players most deserving of All-America honors.

The publication broke down the positions by class and ranked Sullivan as one of the three best senior outfielders in the country.

D'Antona was tabbed as America's best freshman first baseman.

Greer Gets 500 at Wake Forest
Head coach George Greer became just the seventh coach in ACC history to reach the 500-win plateau with Friday's 8-7 win over NC State at Ernie Shore Field.

This is Greer's 14th season at Wake Forest with a record of 502-307-3.

Greer coached his 1,000th Division I game last season in the NCAA Tournament.



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