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#1 NC State Holds Off Late Miami Comeback, 7-6, to Clinch Series



CORAL GABLES, Fla. – No. 1 NC State baseball held off a late rally from the Miami Hurricanes Saturday night to earn a 7-6 win at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. With the win, the Wolfpack clinched its first ACC road series of the season and first in Coral Gables since 2007.

The Pack continues to lead the nation in wins with a 22-1 overall record and the squad also leads all ACC teams with a 7-1 mark in conference action. Miami falls to 15-8 and 3-5 in league play.

NC State’s 7-1 record through the first eight games of ACC play is the best for the program since 1996 and the best under head coach Elliott Avent.

Sophomore Reid Johnston started on the mound for NC State and threw 5.2 innings to record the win and remain unbeaten with a 3-0 clip. Dalton Feeney came in to get the final two outs of the game and nailed down his sixth save, which is tied for the ACC lead.


Quick Hits

– Miami struck first in the contest after a leadoff single from Jordan Lala, who stole second, advanced to third and scored on a groundout.

– Evan Edwards gave NC State a 3-1 lead in the fourth inning after hitting his team-leading seventh home run of the season.

– Jonny Butler and Patrick Bailey each singled prior to Edwards stepping to the plate and clubbing a 3-1 pitch over the wall in right center for a three-run blast.

– The Wolfpack tacked on a pair of runs in the sixth to extend the lead to 5-1.

– Following singles to center field by Will Wilson and Bailey, Tyler McDonough ripped a two-out base hit to left field to drive in Wilson.

– An errant throw by the catcher attempting to get McDonough at second allowed Bailey to score, pushing the lead to 5-1.

– Miami got a run back in the bottom half, but NC State answered with a run in the eighth and the ninth.

– An RBI double off the wall in left field by Brad Debo plated the sixth run of the game for the Wolfpack and Wilson hit a solo homer in the top of the ninth, his sixth of the season.

– The Hurricanes rallied with a pair of two-run homers in the bottom of ninth, one each from Michael Amditis and JP Gates, but Feeney induced a pair of groundouts to end the game.


Inside the Box Score

– Bailey, McDonough and Wilson each turned in multi-hit games for the Wolfpack.

– Bailey and Edwards both extended their reached base safely streaks to 23 games, as they have reached in every game this season.

– Edwards tallied three RBI and now leads the team with seven multi-RBI games on the year.

– Debo extended his hitting streak to seven games, which is now the longest of the season, as David Vazquez’s eight-game streak came to a close.


On the Mound

– Johnston was strong through 5.2 innings, allowing six hits with only one for extra bases. He struck out six batters and yielded just two earned runs.

– Nick Swiney relieved him and pitched 2.2 innings with four strikeouts.

– Feeney closed out the game with two-thirds of an inning.


On Deck

NC State and Miami will wrap up the series on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Mark Light Field.

(Photo Credit: Eric Espada/Miami Athletics)

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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.

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…

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.

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?

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.

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