• Shortstop • Wake Forest University
been the team’s starting shortstop since day one of his freshman
year... enters his third season in that capacity... has already
proven to be a .300 hitter and is constantly improving at the plate...
forms half of a veteran middle infield combination with Nick Blue...
will provide leadership as one of the most experienced players on
the squad... a former Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American...
an outstanding fielder with a good arm and range... comes from an
athletic family with ACC Big Four roots... father, Rod, played golf
at Duke... mother, Carol, was a cheerleader at North Carolina...
brother, Matt, played soccer at North Carolina... chose Wake Forest
over other ACC schools because of its recent conference championships...
a political science major, minoring in history... born August 18,
1982 in Durham, N.C.
and started in 51 of the team’s 53 games at shortstop... batted
.317 with one home run and 34 RBI... was fourth on the team in RBI...
stole four bases in six attempts... owned a .929 fielding percentage
at the shortstop position... began the season by reaching safely
in seven of his first eight games (.387, 12-of-31)... ended the
season on a career-best 10-game hitting streak (.447, 17-of-38),
which included a four-hit, three RBI performance against Georgia
Tech in the ACC Tournament, five hits in the Clemson series and
two hits against both VCU and Charlotte... homered against VCU in
the midst of that hot stretch... went 5-for-10 in the North Carolina
series... went 4-for-5 with a double at Davidson on April 2 with
a career-high five RBI... committed just two errors in the month
of March in 93 chances.
a tremendous rookie campaign with a .305 average with two home runs,
29 runs batted in and a .938 fielding percentage... laid down seven
sacrifice bunts... was plunked 11 times at the plate, the fourth-most
in Wake Forest history... had a better batting average against ACC
in the regular season (.309) than against non-conference foes...
posted a .408 on-base percentage in the conference... capped a two-out
rally against North Carolina with a two-run game-winning single
in the eighth inning as the Deacons erased a 6-1 deficit on April
7... had four hits against NC State and Maryland... went 4-for-6
against Maryland on April 19 with a double and his first career
home run... also homered against Davidson on May 1... doubled twice
against Liberty on March 27 and against VCU on May 12... missed
the first four games of the year with a minor back injury... started
at shortstop in 56 of the remaining 57 games of the year.
Riverside High School as the career leader in runs, steals, walks
and at bats... batted .368 as a junior with 19 stolen bases in 20
games... three-time conference player of the year... selected to
the All-North Carolina team... was the Pac-6 Conference Player of
the Year... four-time all-conference selection... voted Riverside’s
MVP and best defensive player... an all-around athlete who played
two years of soccer... an outstanding student... high school coach
David Norman says Ingold was “the cornerstone of our defense since
the day he set foot on campus” and the hardest working player he’s