Sept. 4, 2012


Wake Forest to travel to Dominican Republic


The Wake Forest baseball team will visit the Dominican Republic from December 16-22 to play six games against local competition.


The trip will conclude fall practice for the Demon Deacons. WFU will begin fall practice on November 1.


“Our players will see first-hand what international players do on a daily basis to prepare for professional baseball,” said Tom Walter (left), WFU head coach, in a release. “The reason that 40% of MLB players come from foreign countries is that they are outworking us.”


The team will fly into Santo Domingo on Dec. 16. The Demon Deacons will play two games on Dec. 17, one on Dec. 18 and Dec. 20, while concluding the trip with a pair on Dec. 21.


Along with practicing and playing in the Dominican Republic, WFU will participate in community service events, such as assisting at a youth baseball clinic and visiting a local orphanage. The team will also experience a beach excursion to Saona Island on Dec. 19.


Tentative Itinerary


Sunday, Dec. 16

4 pm - arrive at resort
5 pm - orientation
6 pm - practice

Monday, Dec. 17

10 am - game vs. National Police team
2 pm - game vs. Guayacanes AA team

Tuesday, Dec. 18

10 am - youth clinic - donate equipment
2 pm - game vs. San Pedro de Macoris AA team

Wednesday, Dec. 19

All day - beach excursion to Saona Island

Thursday, Dec. 20

10 am - game vs. National Navy team
2 pm - afternoon tour of Colonial Zone and visit to local orphanage
7 pm - attend Dominican Winter League game

Friday, Dec. 21

10 am - game vs. National Army team
2 pm - game vs. University of Santo Domingo

Saturday, Dec. 22

10 am - team practice
2 pm - return to United States


(photo courtesy of WFU Media Relations Office)