Opening Weekend Preview - Wake Forest & Nichols State

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WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Friday: Wake Forest vs. Nicholls State – 2 pm | Houston vs. Wake Forest - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: Wake Forest vs. Nicholls State – 2 pm | Houston vs. Nicholls State - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: Houston vs. Wake Forest - 1 p.m.

QUICK HITS ON WAKE FOREST

Houston and Wake Forest meet for the first time in program history
Wake Forest finished 2016 with a 35-27 overall record and 13-17 mark in ACC play
Advanced to NCAA College Station Regional in 2016
Picked to finish fifth in 2017 ACC Atlantic Division
2016 All-ACC selections return: OF Stuart Fairchild (2nd), INF Gavin Sheets (3rd) and RHP Parker Dunshee (3rd)
Fairchild and Dunshee earned Preseason All-America honors for 2017
Wake Forest lost D1Baseball National Player of the Year Will Craig to MLB Draft


QUICK HITS ON NICHOLLS STATE

Houston and Nicholls State have met 44 previous times
Cougars own a 31-13 all-time record over Colonels and are 25-5 all-time at home
Houston has won the last five meetings vs. Nicholls State, including a 2014 Opening Weekend sweep
Nicholls State finished 2016 with a 26-30 overall record and a 14-16 mark in the SLC
2016 All-Southland Conference selections return: DH Kyle Knauth (2nd), OF Gavin Wehby (HM)
Knauth earned Preseason All-SLC honors on the Second Team


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