Wake Forest's Will Craig rips a double in a fall scrimmage (Aaron Fitt)


Fall Report: Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Bold prediction: Wake Forest sophomore outfielder Stuart Fairchild will be an All-American in 2016.

Bold prediction No. 2: Third baseman/righthander Will Craig will be the most valuable player in the country next spring, and make a two-way impact that rivals what national player of the year A.J. Reed did for Kentucky in 2014.

Bold prediction No. 3: Wake Forest will be the best offensive team in the ACC in 2016.

Bold prediction No. 4: For the first time in coach Tom Walter’s six years at the helm, Wake Forest will play in the NCAA tournament next year.

OK, so that last prediction isn’t so bold — that’s an easy call. This is easily the best team Walter has had at Wake.

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