Wake Forest Announces 2001 Baseball Schedule

Sept. 4, 2000

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The 2001 Wake Forest baseball schedule has been finalized with the season opener slated for February 9 when the James Madison Dukes visit Hooks Stadium.

The schedule is highlighted by an early season trip to Texas for the Rice Tournament in Houston. The Deacs will face Central Florida, Rice and Purdue on Feb. 16-18.

Wake Forest will play 12 of last year's NCAA tournament teams. Of the scheduled 56 games, 27 are against 2000 NCAA Tournament qualifiers. ACC foes Duke, Clemson, Virginia and NC State travel to Hooks Stadium during the course of the year. The Deacs open ACC play on March 9 at home against the Blue Devils.

Head Coach George Greer begins his 14th season at Wake Forest, his 20th overall. He has a record of 471-297-3 as the Deacons' skipper. Last season, the Deacs reached the NCAA Super Regional with a record of 41-20-1 and finished fourth in the ACC.

Wake Forest returns six regular defensive starters from the 2000 squad including centerfielder Cory Sullivan, who batted .374 with nine home runs and 23 stolen bases last year. This summer, he was named to the Cape Cod Summer League All-Star team. Infielders Jamie Athas and Corey Slavik return after solid seasons in 2000, batting .312 and .311, respectively.

The Deacs bring back two starting pitchers from last year's rotation, Scott Siemon, 11-2 with a 2.68 ERA in 2000, and Ben Clayton, an honorable mention freshman All-American selection. Finally, David Bush will reclaim his role as the team's closer. Bush made 36 appearances for Wake last season, with seven saves and a 3.36 ERA. He was also chosen to the Cape Cod All-Star team this summer.

Wake Forest Baseball 2001 Schedule

February
9 (Fri.) James Madison Home 2:30
10 (Sat.) Penn State Home 1:00
11 (Sun.) Penn State Home 12:30
14 (Wed.) Liberty Home 2:30

Rice Tournament (Rice, Purdue, Central Florida)

16 (Fri.) Central Florida Houston, TX 1:00
17 (Sat.) Rice Houston, TX 1:00
18 (Sun.) Purdue Houston, TX 12:00
20 (Tue.) UNC Charlotte Home 2:30
21 (Wed.) Campbell Home 2:30
22 (Thurs.) Liberty Lynchburg, VA 2:30
24 (Sat.) Virginia Tech Home 1:30
25 (Sun.) Virginia Tech Home 1:30
27 (Tues.) High Point Home 2:30
28 (Wed.) Davidson Davidson, NC 3:00

March
2 (Fri.) New Orleans Home 2:30
3 (Sat.) New Orleans Home 1:30
4 (Sun.) New Orleans Home 1:30
6 (Tues.) East Carolina Greenville, NC 4:00
9 (Fri.) Duke Home 3:00
10 (Sat.) Duke Home 1:30
11 (Sun.) Duke Home 1:30
13 (Tue.) Appalachian State Home 2:00
14 (Wed.) VCU Richmond, VA 2:00
16 (Fri.) North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 3:00
17 (Sat.) North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 1:00
18 (Sun.) North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 1:30
20 (Tues.) UNC-Charlotte Home 3:00
23 (Fri.) Clemson Home 3:00
24 (Sat.) Clemson Home 1:30
25 (Sun.) Clemson Home 1:30
27 (Tues.) East Carolina Home 3:00
28 (Wed.) Old Dominion Home 3:00
30 (Fri.) Florida State Tallahassee, FL 7:00
31 (Sat.) Florida State Tallahassee, FL 7:00

April
1 (Sun.) Florida State Tallahassee, FL 1:00
3 (Tues.) Campbell Buies Creek, NC 6:00
4 (Wed.) UNC Greensboro Home 3:00
6 (Fri.) Virginia Home 3:00
7 (Sat.) Virginia Home 1:30
8 (Sun.) Virginia Home 1:30
10 (Tues.) Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 3:00
11 (Wed.) Appalachian State Hickory, NC 6:00
13 (Fri.) Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA 7:00
14 (Sat.) *Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA 1:00
15 (Sun.) Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA 1:30
17 (Tues.) UNC Greensboro Greensboro, NC 6:00
18 (Wed.) High Point High Point, NC 3:00
20 (Fri.) NC State Home 3:00
21 (Sat.) NC State Home 1:30
22 (Sun.) NC State Home 1:30
25 (Wed.) Charlotte Charlotte, NC 6:00
27 (Fri.) Maryland College Park, Md. 7:00
28 (Sat.) Maryland College Park, Md. 7:00
29 (Sun.) Maryland College Park, Md. 1:00

May
2 (Wed.) Davidson Home 3:00
13 (Sun.) High Point Home 1:30
15-20 ACC Tournament Charlotte, NC
24-27 Sub-regional TBA
31-June 3 Super-regional TBA

June
8-15 College World Series Omaha, NE

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All Times Local and Subject to Change

 

 

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