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#2 NC State Shuts Out #1 FSU 16-0 in Historical Victory



RALEIGH, N.C. – Headlined by a career outing from junior pitcher Jason Parker and a pair of big innings offensively, the second-ranked NC State baseball team shut out top-ranked Florida State, 16-0, Friday night at Doak Field at Dail Park.

The win marked the most runs that the Wolfpack has ever scored in a game against the Seminoles and also the largest margin of victory. It’s the first time NC State has shut out FSU since 2011.

NC State remains unbeaten on the year with a perfect 18-0 record, including a 4-0 mark in ACC play. Florida State is 13-3 and 2-2 in conference action.

With Clemson’s loss earlier in the day, NC State is now the only team undefeated in conference play.

Avent’s Additions

“We played maybe as complete a game as we’ve played since I’ve been here,” said head coach Elliott Avent. “Florida State is probably one of the top-five baseball programs of all-time. What Mike Martin has done in college athletics is amazing.

“We played a complete game and I’m really proud of the guys, but this one’s over and we have to come back and be ready to play tomorrow.”

Quick Hits

– NC State erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the second to strike first in the contest, grabbing an 8-0 lead.

– Evan Edwards opened the scoring with an opposite field home run over the left field wall, his team-leading fifth of the year.

– Following a double by Tyler McDonough, Brad Debo tripled to left field and Devonte Brown tripled to right field.

– Patrick Bailey doubled to bring in two more runs for the Wolfpack, as the Wolfpack batted around in the inning.

– McDonough collected his second hit of the inning to push across the final two runs in the frame, as a single through the left side extended the NC State lead to 8-0.

– A sacrifice fly from J.T. Jarrett in the fifth made it a 9-0 advantage for the Pack before a five-run sixth inning for NCSU.

– After walks by Bailey and Edwards, McDonough singled to plate Bailey from third to make it 10-0.

– Debo hit a ground-rule double down the left field line to score Edwards, McDonough and he later scored on an error.

– Bailey left the yard in the bottom of the seventh with a two-run blast to left field to put the Wolfpack ahead, 16-0, on his fourth homer of the season.

On the Mound

– Parker turned in the best start of the season by an NC State pitcher and the best of his career, as he went a career-long seven innings and struck out a career-high 10 batters.

– He retired the side in order twice and only allowed five hits, all singles. The New Bern, N.C., native has only allowed two extra-base hits all season.

– David Harrison took over after him and was stellar on the mound to complete the shutout. He struck out two batters and allowed a pair of singles.

Inside the Box Score

– Bailey, Jonny Butler and Edwards all reached base safely in the game and have done so in all 18 games this season.

– McDonough led the Pack at the plate with a 4-for-5 showing with three RBI and two runs.

– Bailey was 3-for-4 with four RBI and scored three times.

-The Wolfpack compiled a .500 batting average with runners in scoring position and a .478 clip with runners on base.

On Deck

NC State and Florida State will return to the field for game two of the series on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m. at Doak Field at Dail Park.

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NC State Catcher Patrick Bailey Named Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball



Collegiate Baseball released their 2020 College Baseball Preseason All-American teams yesterday, and NC State Junior Catcher Patrick Bailey was named to the 2nd Team.

LHP Reid Detmers, Louisville
RHP Kumar Rocker, Vanderbilt
RHP Mason Hickman, Vanderbilt
RHP Jeff Criswell, Michigan
LHP Asa Lacy, Texas A&M
Relief Holden Powell, UCLA
C Adrian Del Castillo, Miami (Fla.)
1B Tristan Peterson, New Mexico St.
1B Spencer Torkelson, Arizona St.
2B Nick Gonzales, New Mexico St.
3B Alex Binelas, Louisville
SS Austin Martin, Vanderbilt
OF Heston Kjerstad, Arkansas
OF Ethan Wilson, South Alabama
OF Chris Lanzilli, Wake Forest
DH Aaron Sabato, North Carolina
UT Alec Burleson, East Carolina

RHP Emerson Hancock, Georgia
RHP JT Ginn, Mississippi St.
RHP Brian Van Belle, Miami (Fla.)
RHP Trenton Denholm, U.C. Irvine
LHP Jake Mulholland, Oregon St.
RHP Collin Liberatore, Indiana St.
RHP Tanner Burns, Auburn
LHP Doug Nikhazy, Mississippi
LHP Hayes Heinecke, Wofford
RHP Drake Nightengale, South Alabama
LHP Seth Lonsway, Ohio St.
RHP CJ Van Eyk, Florida St.
Relief Tyler Brown, Vanderbilt
Relief Alek Jacob, Gonzaga
Relief Nick Frasso, Loyola Marymount
Relief Garrett Acton, Illinois
Relief Brett Barnett, South Dakota St.
C Patrick Bailey, N.C. State
C Austin Wells, Arizona
C Griffin Lockwood-Powell, Central Michigan
1B Bobby Seymour, Wake Forest
1B Alex Toral, Miami (Fla.)
2B Justin Foscue, Mississippi St.
2B Brian Klein, Texas Tech
3B Anthony Giachin, Army
SS Casey Martin, Arkansas
OF Garrett Mitchell, UCLA
OF Hudson Haskin, Tulane
OF Tanner Allen, Mississippi St.
UT Casey Schmitt, San Diego St.

RHP John Baker, Ball St.
RHP Cameron Brown, Central Michigan
RHP Zach Hester, Samford
RHP Kade Mechals, Grand Canyon
RHP Chance Hroch, New Mexico St.
LHP Jared Wetherbee, Elon
LHP Rodney Boone, U.C. Santa Barbara
Relief Willie Weiss, Michigan
Relief Jason Ruffcorn, Oklahoma
Relief Michael McGreevy, U.C. Santa Barbara
Relief Joe Kruszka, Albany
Relief Michael Kirian, Louisville
Relief Grant Leonard, Iowa
C Hunter Goodman, Memphis
C Alex Webb, Jacksonville St.
1B Liam Hibbits, Va. Commonwealth
1B Maxwell Costes, Maryland
1B Sonny DiChiara, Samford
1B Trevin Esquerra, Loyola Marymount
1B Cuba Bess, Grand Canyon
2B Cody Morissette, Boston College
2B Landon Stephens, Miami (Ohio)
2B Nate Fisbeck, McNeese St.
3B Tyler Keenan, Mississippi
3B Raymond Gil, Miami (Fla.)
SS Zavier Warren, Central Michigan
SS Jordan Westburg, Mississippi St.
SS Nick Loftin, Baylor
SS Tyler Wilber, S.E. Missouri St.
OF Daniel Cabrera, LSU
OF Jordan Nwogu, Michigan
OF Colton Cowser, Sam Houston St.
OF Mike Antico, St. John’s
UT Max Meyer, Minnesota (CB)

At the end of his Sophomore year, he earned 3rd Team All-American honors by Collegiate Baseball, and Freshman All-American honors the year before.

Last year, Bailey hit .288,  with 68 hits, 17 doubles, 10 home runs and a .513 slugging percentage. Behind the plate, he committed just 5 errors in 476 chances for a .989 fielding percentage, throwing out 33 percent of the base runners attempting to steal.

Currently, ranks Bailey as the #21 2020 MLB Draft prospect.

Also, congratulations are in order, because Bailey got engaged yesterday.

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NC State Baseball Ranks 16th in Collegiate Baseball’s 2020 Preseason Poll



Collegiate Baseball released their 2020 Preseason Poll, and NC State sits at #16.

The Wolfpack finished ranked 21st in the final Collegiate Baseball poll in 2019.

ACC Teams in the 2020 Preseason Collegiate Baseball Poll

1) Louisville
4) Miami
13) UNC
15) FSU
16) NC State
17) Wake Forest

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NC State Releases 2020 Baseball Schedule



The NC State 2020 Baseball schedule was released today.


The schedule features 23 games against 2019 NCAA Tournament opponents, including three-game series at Florida State and Louisville, who both advanced to the College World Series last season. The Wolfpack’s slate additionally features 13 opponents and a combined 31 games against teams that finished the 2019 season among the top 100 of the NCAA RPI.

NC State’s nonconference schedule is highlighted by games against Iowa, Minnesota and Purdue Feb. 28-March 1 at the US Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings. The weekend in Minneapolis is a part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Pack will also play a pair of games at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, N.C., home of the Charlotte Knights, AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, against Charlotte and South Carolina March 18 and 24, respectively. (GoPack)

NC State finished the 2019 season with a 42-19 record, and a 18-12 conference record. They finished the regular season ranked 13th nationally, and 3rd in the ACC.

The Wolfpack finished the year ranked 21st in the final Collegiate Baseball Rankings.

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J. Cole Wears NC State Baseball Jersey in New Music Video



Rapper J. Cole released the music video to his new song “Under the Sun” yesterday, and he is wearing an NC State baseball jersey in it. Cole, a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, has been a frequent visitor at NC State since Dennis Smith Jr. came to Raleigh in 2016. He attended quite a few of Smith’s games in PNC Arena.

Since then, Cole has continued to come back to Raleigh, and has played quite a few games of pick-up basketball in the Dail Center.

You can buy the jersey that J Cole is wearing online at the Red and White Shop, but currently every size is sold out besides 3XL.

(Warning: The music video below has explicit language)

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