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Sophomore infielder Michael Turconi batting against Notre Dame. Turconi has 12 hits in 29 plate appearances,
good for a .414 batting average. He has started all of Wake Forest's seven games this season.

Baseball goes 1-3 in second week

Jake Stuart, Assistant Sports Editor March 4, 2021

Tuesday, Feb. 23- Wake Forest 1, Coastal Carolina 4 Wake Forest freshman pitcher Rhett Lowder threw an absolute gem against Coastal Carolina in his first start, but it was not enough, as the Demon Deacons...

Baseball opens their season with promise

Baseball opens their season with promise

Jake Stuart, Assistant Sports Editor February 25, 2021

Friday- Wake Forest 8, Northeastern 6 Freshman infielder Brock Wilken hit a two-out, three-run homer in the eighth inning of his collegiate debut to propel No. 17 ranked Wake Forest over Northeastern...

MLB updates code of conduct in response to inappropriate actions

MLB updates code of conduct in response to inappropriate actions

Bry Richards, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

On Jan. 18, New York Mets General Manager Jared Porter made headlines after ESPN reported that he had sent explicit text messages to a female reporter without her consent while working for the Chicago...

Remembering Hank Aaron, a pioneer of baseball integration

Remembering Hank Aaron, a pioneer of baseball integration

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor February 12, 2021

Feb. 1 marked the beginning of Black History Month in the United States, allowing us to appreciate the contributions of Black Americans to all facets of American life, including professional sports. On...

Mets fans haven't had much to celebrate as of late, but their fortunes could change after the team was purchased by the billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images/TNS)

A new chapter begins for NY Mets Baseball

Bruce Haywood, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

Mets fans, rejoice!  New Yorkers have endured decades of frustrating seasons under the ownership of father and son duo Fred and Jeff Wilpon. The Wilpons heavily invested in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi...

MLB: Dodgers win a strange World Series

Aine Pierre, Assistant News Editor October 29, 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers were crowned World Series champs on Tuesday night after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in Game 6. Dodgers SS Corey Seager was named World Series MVP after recording eight total...

Two top seeds set to face off in World Series

Michael Burstein, Staff Writer October 22, 2020

The final stage is set. After two back-and-forth league championship series which tested the depths of both rosters in a pair of game sevens, only two final teams remain. The 2020 World Series will be...

Pitcher Blake Snell has been crucial to Tampa Bay's success (Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald/TNS)

Four teams remain in MLB postseason

Michael Burstein, Contributing Writer October 15, 2020

It’s down to just four. When the first pitch of the 2020 MLB playoffs was thrown, just over two weeks ago, on Sept. 29, for the first time in Major League Baseball history, there were 16 teams. Now,...

David meets Goliath in Major League Baseball

David meets Goliath in Major League Baseball

Jake Singer October 15, 2020

After losing Friday night, the New York Yankees were eliminated from the postseason, thereby failing to claim their elusive 28th World Series title for the 11th year in a row. This year, it wasn’t the...

MLB’s Wild Card Series lives up to hype

MLB’s Wild Card Series lives up to hype

Aine Pierre, Assistant News Editor October 8, 2020

Last week, 16 of Major League Baseball’s 30 ball clubs faced off in the first ever batch of Wild Card Series.  This unprecedented set of series came as a result of the playoff expansion agreed...

October’s back, welcome to post-season baseball

October’s back, welcome to post-season baseball

Michael Bur October 1, 2020

As the leaves begin to fall and the temperature starts dropping, it’s time for playoff baseball. In a year when there has been so much uncertainty as to whether there would even be a baseball season,...

Luke Voit (59) of the New York Yankees celebrates with Gary Sanchez (24) after hitting his second 3-run home run of the game in the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 11, 2020 in New York City. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images/TNS)

An unusual post-season awaits MLB

Cooper Sull September 17, 2020

With the normal 162-game season abbreviated to 60, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced in late July that under the revised post-season format, half the teams in each league would qualify for the playoffs....

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