Record Nine Deacs Named to All-ACC Teams
May 22, 2017
Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeBaseball)
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Wake Forest had a record nine student-athletes selected to All-ACC teams, the league announced on Monday afternoon.
Ben Breazeale, Stuart Fairchild and Gavin Sheets were named to the first team, Johnny Aiello, Parker Dunshee, Connor Johnstone, Jake Mueller and Griffin Roberts were picked to the second team and Jonathan Pryor was named to the third team.
That surpasses the previous program record of seven All-ACC honorees in 2001, and is also the most in the ACC this year.
Fairchild, a junior outfielder, is an All-ACC pick for the third time, including the second time on the first team. He's hitting .350 this year with 16 doubles, 13 home runs, 57 RBIs and a team-high 16 stolen bases.
Sheets is a first team honoree at first base after making the third team a season ago. He leads the nation with 77 RBIs, also totaling a .321 average and a team-high 19 home runs.
Breazeale is a first-time honoree as the first team catcher. He's hitting .350 this season with 15 doubles, seven homers and 44 RBIs and ranks in the top 10 in program history in walks.
Dunshee is also a two-time All-ACC honoree and was picked to the second team this year. He's tied for the ACC lead with nine wins and ranks in the top five with 94 strikeouts. He has left in line for the victory in 13 of his 14 starts.
Aiello is a first-time recipient as the second-team third baseman. He ranks second in the ACC with 18 homers, and has recorded a .330 average, 16 doubles and 49 RBIs in addition to 4-for-4 in stolen bases.
A graduating senior, Johnstone is also honored for the first time as a second teamer. He has an unblemished 7-0 record and 3.46 ERA, and threw complete-game shutouts over Nicholls and Miami.
Mueller, a first-year starter, receives the second-team award at second base. He leads the team with a .364 average and has 13 doubles, 52 runs scored and five steals.
Roberts is also a first-time honoree as a second-team relief pitcher. The Wake Forest closer has a 1.60 ERA and eight saves, striking out 65 batters in 45 innings.
Pryor rounds things out for the Deacs as a third-team outfielder. The Wake Forest leadoff man is hitting .359 with a team-high 18 doubles, as well as four homers, 32 RBIs and five steals.
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