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No. 2 NC State Drops Hard-Fought Battle With No. 24 Coastal Carolina



RALEIGH – In a game that featured seven lead changes and five ties, the No 2 NC State baseball team dropped a hard-fought battle with 24th-ranked Coastal Carolina on Wednesday evening at Doak Field at Dail Park, 7-6.

The Wolfpack splits with the Chanticleers in 2019 after earning a 7-6 (11) victory in Conway, S.C., in February, as it moves to 29-5 on the season and the Chants improve to 23-11-1.

Quick Hits

-Coastal took the lead right away in the first with Jake Wright’s two-out solo shot to right.

-The Wolfpack countered in the bottom frame though to knot the score via Luca Tresh’s hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded.

-The Chants re-gained its lead thanks to Kieton Rivers’ sac fly to center field after a leadoff ground-rule double and groundout to second placed Cory Wood at third.

-Patrick Bailey’s leadoff homer in the home half of the third knotted the score back up, and Brad Debo’s based-loaded sac fly to right field in the frame gave the Pack its first lead of the contest.

-Coastal responded in the fourth with a leadoff homer, its second of the game, to right field to once again tie the game back up, and another leadoff homer in the fifth gave the Chants a one-run advantage.

-Tresh scored on a double play in the fifth to level the contest after a leadoff double and Debo’s single through the left side allowed him to threaten.

-Rivers’ RBI single up the middle in the sixth provided Coastal a one-run advantage after Wood drew a leadoff walk, stole second and advanced to third on a sac bunt.

-Evan Edwards went deep to center field to plate the go-head run in the bottom frame after Bailey reached base on a two-out single. It was his team-leading 10th long ball of the year.

-The score held for two innings, but Coastal’s Parker Chavers hit a two-run blast to ultimately plate the game-winning run.

Inside The Box Score

-Bailey led the squad with a 3-for-4 performance, as he belted his seventh home run of the season.

-Tyler McDonough (2-for-3) and Debo (2-for-4) also turned in multi-hit performances.

-Bailey and Edwards kept their reached base streaks alive, extending to 34 consecutive games, while Edwards extended his hit streak to 15.

On The Mound

-Nine Wolfpack pitchers made an appearance in the game, led by Cameron Cotter’s 2.1 innings pitched as he yielded just one earned run on one hit and fanned four.

-Kent Klyman (5-1) was charged with his first loss of the season after giving up the two-run shot in the ninth.

On Deck

NC State will welcome its second top 25 opponent of the week, No. 12 Louisville, this weekend in a three-game series. The teams will play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Doak Field at Dail Park. All three games will be broadcast live on the ACC Network Extra.

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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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NC State Baseball is Ranked 21st in D1Baseball’s 2023 Preseason Poll



D1Baseball released their 2023 College Baseball Preseason Poll this week, and NC State is sitting at #21.


ACC Teams in the Preseason Top 25

6. Wake Forest

12. UNC

14. Virginia Tech

16. Louisville

19. Virginia

21. NC State

22. Miami

The Wolfpack will kick off their 2023 season with a 3-game series at home against Wagner on February 17th.

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NC State’s 2023 Baseball Schedule is Here!



The NC State 2023 Baseball schedule is officially out!


The Wolfpack finished the 2022 season with a 36-21 record, with a 14-15 record in ACC play, finishing 5th in the conference. NC State made it to the finals of the ACC Championship, and was criminally snubbed from appearing in the NCAA Tournament

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