Deacs in the Dominican - Day 5

Dec. 20, 2012

By Steven Wright, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - On its first and only day in the Dominican Republic without any baseball related activities, Wake Forest trained on the beach, took an excursion to Isla Saona and stopped by Josiah's House - a boy's home in San Pedro de Macoris.

The day began bright and early at 7 p.m. local time with a lower-body workout on the beach at the resort. The workout was led by a former Dominican baseball player who now trains youth players in the area.

Shortly after the workout, the Demon Deacons loaded the bus for the hour and a half drive to Playa Bayahibe. From there, the team boarded a couple of boats and set off for Isla Saona, off the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. The time there consisted of relaxing at the beach, playing volleyball and eating some island cuisine.

After several hours at Isla Saona, the Deacs hopped aboard a catamaran and enjoyed a slow ride back to Playa Bayahibe.

Before returning to the hotel for the evening, Wake Forest stopped by Josiah's House (, which provides destitute boys with a place of hope. Located in San Pedro de Macoris, Josiah's House, once completed, will be a complex of four homes housing a total of 32 boys. The eight boys were extremely excited to the Deacs show up and interacted with the players for the duration of the visit.

Wake Forest will play its final two games of the trip tomorrow with a doubleheader scheduled against the National Air Force team at San Isidro Air Base.

Phots and video highlights from Thursday will be made available.



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