Wake Forest Announces 2007 Baseball Schedule
Sept. 28, 2006
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest will play 25 regular season games against teams that participated in the 2006 NCAA Tournament, highlighting the 2007 Demon Deacon schedule, which was announced today.
Wake Forest will open the season Feb. 16-18 with a three-game homestand against Kent State, pitting Demon Deacon head coach Rick Rembielak against the team he previously coached for. Rembielak, entering his third season as the Deacon head coach, worked at Kent State for 17 years, including 11 seasons as head coach of the Golden Flashes.
The Deacons will travel cross country Feb. 23-25 for a three-game series at San Diego. The Torreros, who have never played Wake Forest previously, won more than 30 games last season and played in the NCAA Tournament.
The remainder of the non-conference slate includes a three-game homestand March 2-4 against UNC-Wilmington, two home games against Ball State (Feb. 13-14) and a home-and-away series with Elon. All three of those teams were in the 64-team NCAA Tournament field last spring.
Wake Forest will play 19 games against in-state opponents, including Charlotte, UNC-Wilmington, Gardner-Webb, High Point, Elon, UNC-Greensboro, Appalachian State, North Carolina and NC State.
More than half of Wake Forest's schedule -- 30 games -- will come against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents. The ACC sent four teams to the College World Series in 2006. Wake's ACC schedule includes a three-game series at home with Virginia, NC State, Clemson, Duke and Miami. The Deacons will hit the road for league series against Florida State, North Carolina, Maryland, Boston College and Virginia Tech. Wake Forest does not play Georgia Tech this spring.
"Our fans should really like the schedule," Rembielak said. "We play a very attractive home schedule and all but three of our road games or series are within driving distance.
"The schedule will be very challenging to our team. As proven last year, the ACC is arguably the strongest conference in college baseball, and our non-conference schedule includes several really good teams. I am looking forward to it."
Wake Forest finished 33-22 last season, including a 16-13 mark in the ACC.
February 16 (F) Kent State Home 2:30 17 (Sa) Kent State Home 1:00 18 (Su) Kent State Home 1:00 20 (Tu) Appalachian State Home 2:30 23 (F) San Diego San Diego, CA 2:00 24 (Sa) San Diego San Diego, CA 1:00 25 (Su) San Diego San Diego, CA 11:00 27 (Tu) UNCC Home 2:30
March 2 (F) UNC Wilmington Home 2:30 3 (Sa) UNC Wilmington Home 1:00 4 (Su) UNC Wilmington Home 1:00 6 (Tu) Gardner-Webb Home 2:30 7 (W) High Point Home 2:30 9 (F) Virginia Home 2:30 10 (Sa) Virginia Home 1:00 11 (Su) Virginia Home 1:00 13 (Tu) Ball State Home 2:30 14 (W) Ball State Home 2:30 16 (F) Florida State Tallahassee 6:00 17 (Sa) Florida State Tallahassee 6:00 18 (Su) Florida State Tallahassee 1:00 20 (Tu) Ohio University Home 2:30 21 (W) Winthrop Rock Hill, SC 6:00 23 (F) NC State Home 2:30 24 (Sa) NC State Home 1:00 25 (Su) NC State Home 1:00 28 (W) Winthrop Home 2:30 30 (F) North Carolina Chapel Hill 7:00 31 (Sa) North Carolina Chapel Hill 1:00
April 1 (Su) North Carolina Chapel Hill 1:30 3 (Tu) Elon Elon, NC 7:00 6 (F) Maryland College Park, MD 7:00 7 (Sa) Maryland College Park, MD 1:00 8 (Su) Maryland College Park, MD 1:00 10 (Tu) UNC Greensboro Home 3:00 11 (W) Coastal Carolina Conway, SC 6:00 13 (F) Clemson Home 3:00 14 (Sa) Clemson Home 1:00 15 (Su) Clemson Home 1:00 17 (Tu) High Point High Point 3:00 18 (W) Coastal Carolina Home 3:00 20 (F) Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 2:30 21 (Sa) Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 1:00 22 (Su) Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 1:00 24 (Tu) UNCC Charlotte, NC 6:00 25 (W) Appalachian State Boone, NC 3:00 27 (F) Duke Home 3:00 28 (Sa) Duke Home 1:00 29 (Su) Duke Home 1:00
May 1 (Tu) Elon Home 3:00 2 (W) UNCG Greensboro 6:00 11 (F) Miami Home 3:00 12 (Sa) Miami Home 1:00 13 (Su) Miami Home 1:00 17 (Th) VA Tech Blacksburg, VA 7:00 18 (F) VA Tech Blacksburg, VA 7:00 19 (Sa) Va Tech Blacksburg, VA 2:00 23 - 27 ACC Tournament
1-3 NCAA Sub-Regionals
8-10 NCAA Super-Regionals
15-24 College World Series