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NC State Baseball’s Season Ends In NCAA Greenville Regional, Falling 9-2 to ECU

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GREENVILLE, N.C. – No. 15 NC State baseball’s season came to a close on Sunday afternoon with a 9-2 loss to No. 9 East Carolina in the NCAA Greenville Regional at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, N.C.

Despite a solo shot by Patrick Bailey to give the Wolfpack the advantage in the first, a six-run burst by the Pirates in the third combined with a strong outing by starter LHP Jake Agnos (8 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 9 K), propelled them to win the elimination game and move on in the regional.

The Pack ends the year with a 42-19 record while ECU improves to 44-16 overall.

How It Happened

-Bailey’s two-out solo shot to left field in the first put the Pack on the board. It was his 10th of the season and he was the third person this year to reach double digits in the category.

-The Pirates scored six runs on five hits and an error in the third to take the lead. Alec Burleson’s RBI fielder’s choice with runners at the corners opened the scoring, then back-to-back outfield singles by Jake Washer and Chandler Jenkins plated a pair of runs.

-With runners at first and second Brady Lloyd drove in a run with his double to right field, and an error on the play advanced him to third while scoring another one.

-Lloyd eventually scored on a wild pitch to make it 6-1.

-Washer launched a two-run homer to right field in the seventh, extending the Pirates’ lead to seven.

-With runners at first and second in the eighth after a one-out walk and single up the middle, an RBI single to right center by Burleson brought another run across for ECU to make it 9-1.

-In his final career at-bat Edwards led off the ninth with a solo shot to right field, but it wasn’t enough to make up the late deficit. He finished with 14 long balls on the year, which was the second-most on the team.

Inside The Box Score

-Aside from Bailey and Edwards’ homers, Brad Debo and Devonte Brown both tallied base hits.

-Starter Jason Parker (4-4) was charged with the loss on the mound after going 2.1 innings and yielding two earned runs.

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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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