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#2 NC State Drops Finale against #12 Louisville

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RALEIGH – No. 2 NC State baseball dropped its series finale on Sunday afternoon, 6-3, to No. 12 Louisville at Doak Field at Dail Park.

The Wolfpack suffers its first series sweep since April 27-29, 2018, to UNC-Chapel Hill, and falls to 29-8 (12-6 ACC) while the Cardinals improve to 28-8 (13-5 ACC) on the season. 

Quick Hits

-After two scoreless innings, the Cards struck in the third on Jake Snider’s sac fly to deep right field. Justin Lavey started the inning with a bunt single, and a stolen base and error allowed him to threaten.

-Louisville doubled its lead in the next inning on Henry Davis’s RBI groundout to first after a one-out single and double off the left field wall put runners in scoring position.

-Davis drove in his second run of the game in the sixth, as Alex Binelas scored on his single to right field after he hit a two-out double off the left field wall. 

-In the seventh, Tyler Fitzgerald launched a two-out solo shot over the left field wall to give his team a 4-0 advantage. 

-NC State got on the board in the seventh, plating a pair of runs on an RBI single and sac fly. Pinch hitter Terrell Tatum and Jonny Butler walked and singled, respectively, and Will Wilson’s groundout to the first baseman started the threat. 

-Edwards knocked in Tatum with a base hit through the right side, and Butler beat the tag at home on Patrick Bailey’s fly out to center field to cut the Pack’s deficit in half. 

-Louisville regained its four-run lead in the eighth with Lucas Dunn’s two-run single through the right side, as a one-out walk and pair of errors loaded the bases for him. 

-NC State tried to rally in the ninth behind Wilson’s one-out solo shot to left field, but fell short. 

Inside The Box Score

-Edwards led the team with a 2-for-4 performance, while Butler, Wilson and Marek Chlup each tallied a hit in the game.

-Wilson’s home run was his team-leading 12th of the year.

-Five different pitchers contributed to the contest, led by starter Canaan Silver who gave up two earned runs in 5.2 innings of work. 

On Deck

NC State will begin at four-game road swing Tuesday evening at UNCW. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m. at Brooks Field, and the game will be streamed on the Seahawk Digital Network.

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Today’s Baseball Game vs. Winthrop will be Rescheduled

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#14 NC State was scheduled to host Winthrop in a midweek game today, but the game is going to be rescheduled due to several members of the team testing positive for the flu. Check out the release below.

The baseball game between NC State and Winthrop originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, will be rescheduled for a later date. 

Several members of the Wolfpack team tested positive for flu so the decision was made to move the game for precautionary measures. 

That means that NC State’s next game will be their first ACC game, beginning a 3-game series against Boston College (6-3) here in Raleigh on Friday afternoon at 3pm.

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NC State Baseball Top-25 Rankings Update After a 5-0 Week

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After defeating Queens in a midweek game, and sweeping Towson 4-0 over the weekend, where did NC State land in Top-25 polls this week?

D1Baseball – 14th (-)

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NCBWA – 15th (+4)

USA Today Coaches Poll – 15th (+3)

Baseball America – 17th (+1)

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Perfect Game – 20th (+1)

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NC State 3B Alec Makarewicz Earns ACC Player of the Week Honors

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NC State Senior 3rd Baseman Alec Makarewicz earned ACC Player of the Week honors for his performances against Queens and Towson last week.

Makarewicz’s hot streak continued into a perfect 5-0 week for the Wolfpack at home. Makarewicz posted a .455 batting average with a team-high 10 hits, four doubles, 13 RBI, 20 total bases and six extra-base hits. The Longwood, Florida, native opened his week with a 3-for-4 performance with four RBI, three runs scored, a home run and a double as NC State routed Queens, 17-2. The Wolfpack third baseman then delivered three additional multi-hit performances in the sweep over Towson, capping off the weekend with a 3-for-5 day at the plate with three doubles, five RBI and a run scored. Makarewicz’s final swing of the weekend was a run-rule, walk-off double to center field as the Pack completed the weekend sweep with a 14-4 win over the Tigers. On the season, Makarewicz leads NC State with 24 RBI, 39 total bases, 19 hits and 10 extra-base hits. (ACC)

The Transfer from East Carolina has looked right at home here in Raleigh through the first two weeks of the 2024 College Baseball season.

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#14 NC State Beats Towson 14-4 in Series Finale, Completing Sweep

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#14 NC State (9-2) beat Towson (1-10) 14-4 yesterday afternoon, completing the 4-game sweep.

Freshman Ryan Marohn picked up his 2nd Win of the season, giving up 4 earned runs in 5.2 innings pitched (89 pitches). He struck out 5, while walking none. Through his first three collegiate starts, Marohn is 2-0 with a 4.50 ERA, with 14 k’s in 14 innings pitched (8 walks).

SR 3B Alec Makarewicz continues to destroy baseballs with the baseball bat. He was 3 for 5 with 5 RBI’s. All 3 of A-Mak’s hits were doubles. Makarewicz is currently batting .404 with an OPS of 1.291.

SO Josh Hogue, who was the Designated Hitter, was the only other player with a multi-hit performance (the team had 11 hits). He was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI’s and 3 Runs. One of those hits was his 1st Home Run as a member of NC State. On the year, Hogue is batting .414 with an OPS of 1.041.

JR C Jacob Cozart and RS FR LF Drew Lanphere both had 2 RBI’s, while Cozart also had 3 Runs. On the year, Cozart and Lanphere are batting .371 and .400 respectively, with OPS’ of 1.369 and 1.114 respectively.

Freshman Jacob Dudan picked up his 2nd Save of the season. Through 6 appearances, Dudan has yet to give up an earned run, with batters hitting only .222 against him.

Up Next: The Wolfpack will host Winthrop at 3pm tomorrow.

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