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    2022 WF Baseball - Lowder and McGraw Team USA - MLB Draft Signing Deadline August 1

    The WF website published the 2022 schedule today: https://godeacs.com/sports/baseball/schedule

    Highlights:

    - Deacs start the season with 11 home games and 15 of the first 16 at the Couch (of course, WF plays G'town where Coach Walter's kid plays)
    - The ACC teams that WF does NOT play are: Miami, VT, Pitt
    - WF plays home and home series against Coastal Carolina, App State, Elon, UNCG, and High Point

    Looking forward to 80Deacon's supportive and optimistic takes on the baseball program.

    In addition to the 2021 recruiting class that included MLB draft picks Josh Hartle and Daniel Corona, WF added transfers from Stanford, G'town, Iona, NYU, Chapman and Chipola JUCO.
    Last edited by Pilchard; 07-27-2022 at 11:35 AM.

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    I'll believe Wake actually accepted the JUCO when his name appears in a game box score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deaconblue View Post
    I'll believe Wake actually accepted the JUCO when his name appears in a game box score.
    I'm pretty sure with Baseball, a lot of these kids are paying to play. Not all get full rides. Perhaps the Juco kids only got partial schollies, or are paying full tuition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreamyGoodness View Post
    I'm pretty sure with Baseball, a lot of these kids are paying to play. Not all get full rides. Perhaps the Juco kids only got partial schollies, or are paying full tuition.
    Yep, if you have the $$$ to pay for tuition thatís all you need. Very few players get full rides with the majority of players getting 50% off coupons for tuition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilchard View Post
    The WF website published the 2022 schedule today: https://godeacs.com/sports/baseball/schedule

    Highlights:

    - Deacs start the season with 11 home games and 15 of the first 16 at the Couch (of course, WF plays G'town where Coach Walter's kid plays)
    - The ACC teams that WF does NOT play are: Miami, VT, Pitt
    - WF plays home and home series against Coastal Carolina, App State, Elon, UNCG, and High Point

    Looking forward to 80Deacon's supportive and optimistic takes on the baseball program.

    In addition to the 2021 recruiting class that included MLB draft picks Josh Hartle and Daniel Corona, WF added transfers from Stanford, G'town, Iona, NYU, Chapman and Chipola JUCO.
    Ehhh I'll give him a pass on baseball. There's nothing to be excited about with Walter still at the helm in terms of team success. Will be fun to watch some Brock bombs though.

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    Another season of disappointment and unfulfilled expectations ahead.

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    Plan on heading to GT when theyíre in town for that series.
    Hungry

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    totally missed this, but looks like we made a good hire at pitching coach to replace hendricks, poached from maryland:

    https://godeacs.com/news/2021/7/2/ba...ing-staff.aspx

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    I'm just going in with zero expectations this year then I can't be let down. I wonder if the national writers will once again fall into the trap of ranking us preseason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreamyGoodness View Post
    I'm pretty sure with Baseball, a lot of these kids are paying to play. Not all get full rides. Perhaps the Juco kids only got partial schollies, or are paying full tuition.
    My comment has nothing to do with payment methods and everything to do with the academic side of Wake not accepting credits from JUCOs.

    There are a lot of hurdles that JUCO credits need to get over before Wake will accept them. Much more difficult to get Wake academic departments to accept JUCO credits than those from four year colleges.


    This guy is getting some help from Covid rules. He is coming to Wake after only one (not counting because of Covid) year in JC. Hence he will be a freshman at Wake for athletics eligibility counting. So his JUCO credits (or lack thereof) don't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deaconblue View Post
    My comment has nothing to do with payment methods and everything to do with the academic side of Wake not accepting credits from JUCOs.

    There are a lot of hurdles that JUCO credits need to get over before Wake will accept them. Much more difficult to get Wake academic departments to accept JUCO credits than those from four year colleges.


    This guy is getting some help from Covid rules. He is coming to Wake after only one (not counting because of Covid) year in JC. Hence he will be a freshman at Wake for athletics eligibility counting. So his JUCO credits (or lack thereof) don't matter.
    Yep. Mark Black comes in as a frosh. Based on his profile, he was highly rated in HS (Pittsburgh HS POY; Collegiate Baseball HS All-American). Here is his profile: https://godeacs.com/sports/baseball/...ark-black/6427

    As always, team looks to have lots of talent. Hasn't translated to wins lately.

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    Just using his situation as an opportunity to pull out my soapbox and comment on the disparate treatment Wake gives credits from the worst academic four year school versus the treatment of credits from academically rigorous JUCOs.

    (Pushes soapbox back into corner.)

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    We play 4 games vs New Jersey Tech. What is that all about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeseheads12 View Post
    We play 4 games vs New Jersey Tech. What is that all about?
    You sure it's not dook??

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeseheads12 View Post
    We play 4 games vs New Jersey Tech. What is that all about?
    Solid squad, won the America East conference last year so they were an NCAA tournament team.

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    No excuses for this team not to be nationally relevant.

    We've said that in the past but even more so true this year as this team has considerably more on paper talent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deaconblue View Post
    My comment has nothing to do with payment methods and everything to do with the academic side of Wake not accepting credits from JUCOs.

    There are a lot of hurdles that JUCO credits need to get over before Wake will accept them. Much more difficult to get Wake academic departments to accept JUCO credits than those from four year colleges.


    This guy is getting some help from Covid rules. He is coming to Wake after only one (not counting because of Covid) year in JC. Hence he will be a freshman at Wake for athletics eligibility counting. So his JUCO credits (or lack thereof) don't matter.
    There was a time in the late 90s/early 00s when Wake didnít take juco credits, but we still had a ton of juco transfer college baseball players.

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    season starts in 10 days. I have zero expectations for this team, but will be watching and hoping for the best.

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    WF picked to finish 6th out of 7 in the preseason ACC coaches poll. Then again, WF was hugely undervalued in the ACC preseason football and basketball polls.

    https://theacc.com/news/2022/2/3/flo...-favorite.aspx

    The poll results:

    Overall Champion
    Florida State

    Atlantic Division
    1. Florida State (8) - 88
    2. NC State (1) - 76
    3. Notre Dame (3) - 70
    4. Louisville (2) - 64
    5. Clemson - 43
    6. Wake Forest - 35
    7. Boston College - 16

    Coastal Division
    1. Georgia Tech (8) - 91
    2. Virginia (5) - 77
    3. Miami (1) - 71
    4. Duke - 60
    5. North Carolina - 44
    6. Virginia Tech - 25
    7. Pitt - 24

    WF's Brock Wilken has been a frequent choice as the ACC preseason POY.


    In Baseball America's preseason national top 25, there are 5 ranked ACC teams:

    4. ND
    5. UVA
    12. FSU
    16 NC State
    21. GT

    Keep in mind that WF was ranked to in last year's BA preseason poll, and WF failed to qualify for the ACC tournament.
    Last edited by Pilchard; 02-08-2022 at 12:15 PM.

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