The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are winning 5-4, against Florida in Game 2 of the NCAA baseball tournament’s Super Regional. If Wake wins, it will play the Gators again about 55 minutes after the first game ends. The winner will go to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
Nearly lost in media accounts of Jack McCloskey’s life were his years as coach at Wake Forest from 1967 through 1972, when he not only roughed up young opponents in pickup games but became an unintentional pioneer on a journey into America’s racial wilderness.
Florida center fielder Ryan Larson drove in the winning run off Wake Forest reliever Colin Peluse in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Gators took Game 1 of the best-of-three super regional series 2-1 on Saturday, June 10 in Gainesville, Fla.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons play Saturday and Sunday against Florida in Gainesville, Fla. in the best 2-out-of-3 round Super Regional NCAA baseball tournament round. Both games are at 3 p.m. and will air on ESPN.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons had a halftime lead, in part because of Greg McClinton’s 80-foot buzzer beater, but could do little to stop the Virginia Tech Hokies after the break in a 99-90 loss in the second round of the ACC Tournament at the Barclays Center.
Wake Forest’s John Collins scored 31 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, but Duke’s six double-figure scorers trumped his day as the Blue Devils topped the Demon Deacons 99-94 at Cameron Indoor Stadium for their seventh consecutive win.
The Blue Devils Luke Kennard, and not Grayson Allen or Jayson Tatum, scored 30 of his 34 points in the second half Saturday as Duke erased a 10-point halftime deficit at the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on January 28, 2017.
Duke sophomore Luke Kennard scored 34 points, 30 in the second half, and hit the game-winning shot with 6.6 seconds left to give the Blue Devils an 85-83 comeback win over Wake Forest at Joel Coliseum.