Ready or not, the ACC portion of the schedule has arrived for Wake Forest’s baseball team.

The Deacons went 8-6 in nonconference games, with losses to Illinois, Liberty, Quinnipiac and Elon before losing consecutive games at Coastal Carolina this week.

It’s been something of a mixed bag already for the Deacons, who have answered some questions they had entering the season — Jared Shuster has emerged as a weekend starter — and have yet to answer others — Wake Forest hasn’t had the same lineup in consecutive games this season.

Here are five things to watch as the Deacons try to start ACC play with a series win:

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