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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (April 3, 2018) – First baseman Gavin Sheets, a three-year star with Wake Forest
University and a 2017 second-round pick by the Chicago White Sox, will begin the 2018 season on the
Winston-Salem Dash’s Opening Day roster.
Prior to being drafted 49th overall by Chicago last year, Sheets was a two-time All-ACC honoree with the
Demon Deacons. The 21-year-old finished his three-year career with a .306 career average, 32 home runs
and 149 RBIs in 166 career games.
Serving as a team captain during his junior year in 2017, Sheets registered one of the greatest seasons ever
by a Demon Deacon. The slugger smashed 21 home runs, the second-most ever in a single season in
program history and the most by a Wake Forest player since 2002.
Sheets, the son of former MLB player Larry Sheets, also led the NCAA with 84 RBIs while posting a .317
average. Manning first base, he finished the 2017 campaign with 24 consecutive errorless games to polish
off a .991 fielding percentage.
After his selection in the MLB Draft, Sheets notched a combined .279 average with four home runs and 28
RBIs between stints with the AZL White Sox and the Low-A Kannapolis Intimidators. A native of
Lutherville, Md., Sheets enters the season ranked by MLB Pipeline as the 15th-best prospect in the White Sox
The rest of the Dash’s Opening Day roster will be announced at a later time.
The 2018 season begins on Thursday, April 5, when the Dash travel to Zebulon, N.C., to take on the
Carolina Mudcats. The season opener will be broadcast live on WSJS Sports (600 AM and 101.5
FM), and the TuneIn Radio App.
Winston-Salem’s home opener is set for Thursday, April 12, against Carolina. Single-game tickets and
season-ticket packages are on sale now. For more information, call the Dash at (336) 714-2287 or visit
The Winston-Salem Dash are the Class-A Advanced Minor League affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. To purchase
tickets and for more information, please call 336-714-2287 or visit

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