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#17 NC State falls in Midweek Contest to Campbell, 5-3

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RALEIGH – No. 17 NC State baseball came up short in its midweek contest with Campbell on Tuesday evening at Doak Field at Dail Park, 5-3.

The Wolfpack held a two-run lead until the fourth, when the Camels scored all five of its runs. The Pack managed to tack on a run in the eighth with the bases loaded, and loaded the bags up again in the ninth, but couldn’t produce any runs.

NC State falls to 37-13 on the year while Campbell improves to 28-16 overall.

Quick Hits

-NC State struck in the second inning on Luca Tresh’s sac fly to right field. Tyler McDonough led off with a single through the right side, and Brad Debo followed up with a double down the right field line to put runners in scoring position.

-With runners at the corners after Debo advanced to third in the sac fly and Cooper drew a walk, a J.T. Jarrett RBI groundout to third plated the other run in the second.

-The Camels got on the board in the fourth, stringing together four hits to score as many runs. Zach Minnick’s single up the middle plated the first run, and Grant Harris’s homer to right field drove in the other three.

-Additionally, AJ Hrica’s sac fly to center field tacked on the Camels’ fifth run of the side.

-Tresh tallied his other RBI on the night with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth, cutting the Pack’s deficit to two.

-The Pack once again loaded the bases up in the ninth, putting the game-winning run on first with two down, but a fly out by McDonough to deep right center ended the threat.

Inside The Box Score

-McDonough went 2-for-4 at the plate for his team-leading 22nd multi-hit game of the year.

-Wilson also collected two hits in his four at-bats on the night.

On The Mound

-Starting pitcher Alec Barger (2-1) suffered his first loss of the year on the mound, giving up four earned runs on six hits.

-The Pack’s bullpen of Baker Nelson, Evan Justice and Cameron Cotter combined to allow just two hits and no runs to score. The trio also fanned a combined six batters.

On Deck

NC State will close out its home slate this weekend when it welcomes Clemson to Doak Field at Dail Park. The teams will play at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, while the series finale Sunday is set for a 1 p.m. first pitch.

All three games will be broadcast live on the ACC Network Extra and there will be a free audio stream on WKNC 88.1 FM.

Saturday will be the team’s annual #StrikeOutALS game and Sunday will be Senior Day.

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Six of NC State’s Eight Draft Picks Have Signed With MLB Teams

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Obviously Junior Shortstop Will Wilson and Senior 1st Basemen Evan Edwards signed their Major League Baseball contracts after being taken in the 2019 Draft.

Wilson was drafted 15th overall by the Angels, and couldn’t turn that down, and Edwards was out of eligibility at the collegiate level, signing with the Marlins after being drafted in the 4th round.

In total, NC State’s Baseball team produced 7 draft picks this summer, which tied for the 9th most in College Baseball.

Outside of Wilson and Edwards, 4 Junior NC State Pitchers also signed their Major League contracts.

Jason Parker (Reds) and Andrew Blake (Angels) signed on June 11th, Alec Barger (Atlanta Braves) signed on June 17th, and Michael Bienlien (Detroit Tigers) signed on June 23rd.

Redshirt Freshman Outfileder Thayer Thomas (Round 33/Red Sox) and Sophomore Left Handed Pitcher Evan Justice (Round 39/ Marlins) are the only two Wolfpack players drafted that didn’t signed a contract. The deadline was July 12th.

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NC State Produced the 9th Most Draft Picks in 2019

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The 2019 College Baseball season is over, but let’s take a moment to highlight the fact that NC State produced the 9th most picks in the 2019 MLB Draft this year. The 8 Wolfpack Draftees ties for 2nd all-time in school history (2017 & 2006), just one shy of the 9 selected in 2009.

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JR SS Will Wilson – 1st Round/15th Overall – Nationals

SR 1B Evan Edwards – 4th Round – Marlins

JR RHP Jason Parker – 16th Round – Reds

JR RHP Alex Barger – 17th Round – Braves

JR RHP Andrew Blake – 21st Round – Angels

JR RHP Michael Bienlien – 24th Round – Tigers

FR OF Thayer Thomas – 33rd Round – Red Sox

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NC State Signee Blake Walston Signs Contract with D-Backs

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2019 NC State Signee Blake Walston (6’4″/172) was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the 26th overall pick tonight in the 1st round back on June 3rd.

There was some speculation on whether or not he would sign with the D-Backs, because he wouldn’t come cheap.

Many scouts believe that in three years, he could be one of the top picks in the draft.

We need to speculate no longer.

Walston will bypass college baseball at NC State, and begin his professional baseball career.

Walston’s signing bonus will net him $2.45 million of guaranteed money.

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NC State’s Will Wilson Named Consensus All-American

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RALEIGH – Junior shortstop Will Wilson of the NC State baseball team became the program’s first consensus All-American since 2012 after earning honors from DI Baseball and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) over the weekend.

Additionally, he earned second team honors on the College Baseball Foundation’s inaugural All-America list.

The Kings Mountain, N.C., native owns 11 All-America mentions in his career, the second-most in Wolfpack history behind Carlos Rodon. Rodon was the last consensus All-American prior to Wilson and earned 12 in his career.

Wilson was recently drafted by the Los Angeles Angels as the No. 15 overall pick and is currently with the Orem Owlz, the rookie affiliate for the Angels in Orem, Utah.

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