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No. 8 NC State to Open ACC Championship Play at 3pm vs UVA
Opponents: 10 seed Virginia, 6 seed Florida State
Dates: Thursday, May 24 & Friday, May 25
Location: Durham, N.C.
Site: Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Times: 3:00 p.m. (Thurs) & 7 p.m. (Fri)
TV: Regional Sports Networks (RSN), TV Affiliates
Radio: WKNC 88.1 FM
Live Video: ACC Network Extra
Thursday: RHP Derek Casey (UVA) vs. RHP Reid Johnston (NCSU)
Friday: LHP Drew Parrish (FSU) vs. TBA (NCSU)
RALEIGH, N.C. – The eighth-ranked NC State baseball team will begin play in the 2018 ACC Championship this week, as the top seed in Pool C and the third overall seed in the event held at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
The Wolfpack will take on 10-seed Virginia in its first game of the championship Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. and sixth-seed Florida State in its second contest of the event Friday evening at 7 p.m.
Both games will be broadcast live on Regional Sports Networks (RSN) and on the ACC Network Extra (Subject to blackout in TV coverage areas). Radio coverage will also be available on WKNC 88.1 and on GoPack.com for premium subscribers.
NC State reached 40 wins in its last outing and enters the championship with a 40-14 overall record, while Virginia is 28-25 and Florida State is 40-17.
Last Time Out
In its last outing, the Wolfpack concluded its regular-season slate in Tallahassee against the Seminoles and NC State will face FSU for the fourth time this year on Friday. NCSU scored first in the contest and never trailed en route to the 5-3 win.
Last Time at the ACC Championships
Last season, the Pack was the seven seed in the tournament held in Louisville, Ky. NC State defeated Boston College in its first game of pool play but fell to UNC-Chapel Hill in its second game.
Last Time at the DBAP for the ACC Championships
NC State’s last trip to the DBAP for the ACC Championships featured matchups with Florida State, Miami and Georgia Tech. The Wolfpack dropped a 7-3 decision against the Seminoles in in its first matchup before being edged by top seed Miami, 8-7.
The Pack closed out play in the championship with a 7-5 win against the Yellow Jackets.
Noting the Pack
– NC State has won eight of its last 10 games heading into the ACC Championships.
– With its last win, the Wolfpack reached 40 wins for the first time since the 2013 season when the squad advanced to the College World Series (CWS).
– The Wolfpack is a top-four seed in the tournament for the first time since 2013, when NCSU was the fourth seed.
– NC State’s seven All-ACC selections announced by the conference on Monday is tied for the most in program history, matching the total of the 1992 squad.
About the Opponents
– NC State and Virginia will meet for the first time since 2016 when the squads met for a three-game series in Charlottesville.
– The Wolfpack and Cavaliers last met in the semifinals of the 2015 ACC Championship, as NC State earned a 10-2 win to advance to the championship game against Florida State.
– Virginia dropped its opening game of the ACC Championship versus Florida State in extra innings, 3-2.
– The Cavs are led by Andy Weber, a First Team All-ACC selection. He has compiled a .340 batting average to go along with 70 hits.
– The Wolfpack and Seminoles will meet for the fourth time in the last two weeks, after NC State’s trip to Tallahassee to conclude the regular season.
– Florida State defeated Virginia in extra innings Tuesday afternoon and the Seminoles would advance to the semifinals with a win against NC State Friday night.
– NC State and Florida State have met at some point in the tournament in three of the past four seasons. The squads squared off in the 2015 championship game, pool play in 2016 and will meet Friday night.
– FSU has won eight of its last nine games.
Wolfpack in the National, ACC Rankings
Batting Average – .292 (2nd in ACC, 37th in NCAA)
Hits – 536 (2nd in ACC, 43rd in NCAA)
Home Runs – 80 (2nd in ACC, 4th in NCAA)
Home Runs Per Game – 1.48 (2nd in ACC, 3rd in NCAA)
On-base Percentage – .393 (3rd in ACC, 26th in NCAA)
Slugging Percentage – .482 (1st in ACC, 10th in NCAA)
Runs – 387 (1st in ACC, 20th in NCAA)
Scoring – 7.2 (1st in ACC, 18th in NCAA)
Walks Plus Hits Per Inning Pitched (WHIP) – 1.27 (2nd in ACC, 29th in NCAA)
Earned Run Average – 3.60 (3rd in ACC, 33rd in NCAA)
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings – 7.88 (4th in ACC, 31st in NCAA)
ERA – 2.37 (5th in ACC, 54th in NCAA)
Home Runs – 17 (2nd in ACC, 17th in NCAA)
RBI – 60 (T1st in ACC, 21st in NCAA)
Hits – 83 (1st in ACC, 20th in NCAA)
Hits Per Game – 1.54 (1st in ACC, 25th in NCAA)
Saves – 11 (T1st in ACC, 26th in NCAA)
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NC State Baseball Rankings Update After Another Undefeated Week
The NC State Baseball team is now 7-0 through two weeks of play, going 4-0 last week, defeating Coastal Carolina 16-4 on the road in a midweek game, and sweeping Belmont at home this past weekend (11-4, 7-0, 7-1).
The Wolfpack remain ranked 21st in the D1Baseball Top-25.
The Wolfpack moved up 11 spots to #19 in the Collegiate Baseball Poll, up 2 spots to #20 in the Coaches Poll, and up 1 spot to #24 in the Baseball America poll.
NC State will host Longwood today at 3pm in their next matchup.
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NC State Sticks at #21 After Opening Weekend Sweep
NC State’s Men’s Baseball team stayed put at #21 in the D1Baseball Top-25 after an opening weekend sweep of Wagner.
NC State also stayed put at #25 in the Baseball America’s new poll, and stayed put at #30 in the Collegiate Baseball Poll.
The Wolfpack will play Coastal Carolina on the road this Wednesday at
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NC State Picked 3rd in the Atlantic in the 2023 ACC Baseball Preseason Poll
The 2023 ACC Preseason Poll was released yesterday, and NC State is projected to finish 3rd in the Atlantic.
NC State finished 5th in the Atlantic Division in 2022, with a 14-15 record in Conference play.
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The Doak is getting its renovation…and NC State fans aren’t exactly loving it
I was just about to write a piece about the Doak renovation going down.
Feb. 17 is right around the corner and #TheDoak is looking nice 👀 #Pack9 #GoPack pic.twitter.com/w64471DPFj
— NC State Athletics (@PackAthletics) January 25, 2023
But while I was over on Twitter, I saw a ton of comments on it, all of them NC State fans, and almost all of them critical of the new look.
Look, I don’t know what’s going on here. Maybe it’ll look a lot better once it’s done, or maybe the grass will match up a lot better when it greens up. But right now, it’s a little jarring. Here is how it used to look…
And here is how it’s looking right now…
Doak Field renovation coming along. Sod and turf almost completed #accbaseball #pack9 #ncsu pic.twitter.com/SYKgmSQZhi
— Allen (@BigalnRaleigh) January 19, 2023
Again, I’m going to wait until it’s really done before I cast judgement, but I think the official tweet from the school marketing it and drawing attention to it, has people thinking it’s in it’s final form. And maybe it is. But I hope it’s not.
I remember this being shared a while back…
This shows grass in foul territory and dirt in the 1st/3rd baselines. So I’m not sure when this turf thing came along. And while we’re on the subject, aren’t we a turf management school? Shouldn’t we be turning up our noses at artificial turf?
Apparently, this is a thing now, where foul territories are artificial turf and fair territory is grass. Here is Mississippi State’s baseball field doing the same thing.
🔜 #NewDude pic.twitter.com/dCoqhCKxLI
— Mississippi State Baseball (@HailStateBB) February 15, 2019
Can’t say I like it there either, honestly. It just seems like one of those fads. Remember when everyone was going crazy with field/court colors?
School with a grey field and school with a glow in the dark basketball court meet on blue turf. Winning coach gets dumped with French fries. College athletics at its absolute best. https://t.co/crEKoeLKbX pic.twitter.com/Bpeod50Sy4
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 4, 2022
Good time to remind everyone that Memphis’ basketball court should be fired directly into the sun. https://t.co/jXpDbPQ7Iw pic.twitter.com/htyMv4sAXD
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) November 10, 2021
The worst basketball court in the history of the sport. Thanks a lot, Oregon. pic.twitter.com/842T5CYmIc
— Craig Miller (@junior_miller) January 30, 2022
Did anyone ever really like those? Do people like them now? Have they ever gotten a recruit to come to the school? Have they ever scared a recruit away?
I don’t know. You tell me. I’ll hold final judgment, but things NC State fans don’t seem like they’re going to follow along.