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Wake Forest’s Kevin Jordan returns to the Diamond

Wake Forest centerfielder Kevin Jordan returned to the diamond on Tuesday with the opening of practice for teh Demon Deacons. Jordan sat out last season after receiving a kidney transplant from Wake Forest head coach Tom Walter who was honored with College Baseball Insider naming an award after him. after Jordan’s kidneys shut down from ANCA vasculitis, a type of autoimmune swelling disorder caused by abnormal antibodies. When those abnormalities show up in the kidneys, they can cause blood and protein to leak into the urine and could result in kidney failure. Continue reading


Wake Forest releases 2012 Schedule

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest head baseball coach Tom Walter has announced the Demon Deacons’ schedule for the upcoming 2012 season, which features a 56-game slate.

The Deacs will enjoy the majority of their games in Winston-Salem at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park with 32 home games compared to 24 games on the road. That includes a 16-game homestand that begins with High Point on February 22 and ends with NJIT on March 14. Continue reading


CBI Unveils Tom Walter College Baseball Inspiration Award

RICHMOND, Va. – Before the first pitch of the 2011 college baseball season, Wake Forest coach Tom Walter registered a save.

After an early-season practice, Walter surprised his team when he told his Demon Deacons that he was going to donate a kidney to freshman outfielder Kevin Jordan. A week later, Walter underwent surgery to remove his kidney, which was transplanted to Jordan. Continue reading


CBD Column: 2011 ACC Grades

College Baseball Daily kicks off our annual look back at how successful teams were during the 2011 season today as we look at the ACC schools. The conference sent two teams to the College World Series in North Carolina and Virginia. The Florida State Seminoles joined the Tar Heels and Cavaliers in the Super Regionals while Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami (FL) and NC State all making the NCAA Regionals. You can check out our grades of each school’s year and a brief recap of the season. Continue reading


2011 ACC Baseball Tourney Day 4 Recap

By: Greg Waters

#2 Florida State vs. #3 Georgia Tech

Mike McGee (3-3), Brian Busch and Daniel Bennett held Georgia Tech to two runs and catcher Rafael Lopez went 2-for-5 and scored twice as the Florida State Seminoles (42-16) held off a late rally by the Jackets to stay alive in the race for a spot in the ACC Tournament Championship game Sunday. Continue reading


2011 ACC Baseball Tournament Day 3 Recap

By: Greg Waters

#1 Virginia vs. #5 Miami

Will Roberts went five strong innings over a nine-hour period and Branden Kline pitched the final inning and 2/3 as the Virginia Cavaliers (47-9) improved to 2-0 in pool A of the ACC Tournament.

Kenny Swab paced the hot-hitting Cavaliers going 4-for-5 including two doubles while delivering 4-RBI. Continue reading


2011 ACC Baseball Tourney: Day 1 Recap

By: Greg Waters

Game 1: #6 Clemson 9 #3 Georgia Tech 0


Chris Epps’ three-run blast was all the run support Dominic Leone and David Haselden needed as the Clemson (40-17) pitching duo combined for a six-hit shutout of third-seeded Georgia Tech (39-18). The 9-0 win was Clemson’s 26 in its last 31 games and marks the first time since June 1, 2008 that Georgia Tech has been shutout; a span of 177 games. Continue reading


CBD Column: 2011 ACC Tournament Preview

By: Greg Waters
In preparation for this week’s ACC Baseball Tournament, College Baseball Daily takes a look at eight participants.

Team with something to prove – As the ACC Tournament opens Virginia is considered virtually a lock for a top-8 national seed. But following a sweep in Chapel Hill last week and an OK performance against Miami the previous weekend, there are some doubters. Virginia is 5-5 over its last 10 outings and over the last six have been outscored 23-13 dropping four of those contests. Continue reading


2011 All-ACC Baseball Team

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Clemson junior shortstop Brad Miller and Virginia junior pitcher Danny Hultzen head up the 2011 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

Miller was selected the ACC Player of the Year in a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches, while Hultzen was named the ACC Pitcher of the Year for the second consecutive season. Continue reading