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#Pack9 Opens Season With Doubleheader Sweep Over Davidson



RALEIGH – No. 11 NC State baseball (2-0) opened its 2021 season on Sunday with a doubleheader sweep over Davidson (1-2) at Doak Field at Dail Park. Thanks to a 10-run fifth inning in game one, the Wolfpack earned a 13-3 win. The nightcap was a back-and-forth contest with five lead changes, but NC State came out on top with a 6-4 victory.

Its win in game one marked the fifth time in six years that the Pack has clinched a victory in its season opener. Additionally, NC State has won the last 11 meetings with Davidson in the all-time series.


-Austin Murr put his team on the board in the first inning, as he scored the Pack’s first run of the year on a 6-4-3 double play with the bases-loaded.

-Murr then drove in a run of his own in the second inning with an RBI single to center field, scoring Terrell Tatum after his infield single and a Noah Soles walk put him in scoring position.

-Alex Fedje-Johnson’s solo shot over the left field wall in the third inning and RBI single in the fifth inning tied things up for the Wildcats.

-The Pack responded in the bottom of the fifth with 10 runs on nine hits, taking a commanding 12-2 lead.

-Parker Nolan cut into Davidson’s deficit in the sixth when he went yard to left center to start the frame.

-Jonny Butler tallied the Pack’s first homer of the year with a one-out home run to right field in the seventh.


-Reid Johnston picked up the win on the mound with 3.1 innings of work in relief.

-Danny Carnazzo, Eddie Eisert, Coby Ingle and Tristan Sipple made their first appearances in a Wolfpack uniform.

-Five players turned in a multi-hit performance, led by Devonte Brown and J.T. Jarrett’s 3-for-5 outings. In total, the team recorded 17 hits in game one.

-Brown, Murr and Tatum tallied two RBI’s a piece, accounting for six of the 11 in the game.


-After three scoreless innings, Luca Tresh put the Pack on the board with a leadoff home run in the fourth inning.

-Davidson’s Trevor Candelaria belted a two-run home run in the fifth inning to give his team its first lead of the game.

-NC State knotted the score at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth, as Jarrett led off with a single through the left side, stole second, then scored on Vojtech Mensik’s one-out single up the middle.

-In the sixth, Butler and Brown laced back-to-back outfield singles to get the offense going, then after Brown stole second, a wild pitch brought Butler home to allow the Pack to regain its lead.

-The Wildcats took a 4-3 advantage in the seventh thanks to a two-out double by Candelaria and single by John Hosmer.

-NC State answered in the bottom frame with three runs thanks to back-to-back RBI doubles by Murr and Tyler McDonough and an RBI fielder’s choice by Butler.


-Sam Highfill earned his first collegiate start on the mound in game two, going five complete innings and fanning seven. He was one shy of matching his career high of eight strikeouts.

-Kent Klyman, who was recently named to the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Preseason Watch List, picked up the win as he hurled the final 2.1 innings, yielding just one hit and fanning two in his outing. He entered the game in the seventh with the bases loaded and two outs.

-Offensively the team tallied 10 hits, led by Tresh (2-for-3), Mensik (2-for-3) and Butler (2-for-4).

-Dating back to last season, McDonough currently owns a six-game hit streak while Tresh is on a five-game hit streak.


Tuesday, Feb. 23 • vs. UNCG • 3 PM

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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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Dave Doeren’s Postgame Press Conference After NC State’s Loss to BC: BULLETED



NC State Head Coach Dave Doeren met with the media for his postgame press conference tonight after NC State lost to Boston College 20-21. You can watch it here, or check out a BULLETED breakdown below.

  • I don’t know really what to say. I’m pretty down for these kids.
  • Obviously we didn’t play well enough to win. We didn’t coach well enough to win. I’ll always put that on me.
  • Turning the ball over 3 times in the 2nd half changed the game in their favor.
  • I hate it for these seniors. It’s a great group of young men. We didn’t get it done. Give Boston College some credit.
  • At the same time, we had plays there.
    • We got stuffed on 4th-and-1 on the goal line in the 1st half.
    • I thought Drake [Thomas] made a fantastic play.
      • I’m disappointed that a flag was thrown on a play like that. I thought it was a bang-bang play to win the game.
      • I don’t know how you throw that flag. It’s a really disappointing call by that official.
    • But there were other plays in the game that we could have made that it wouldn’t have come down to that, and we didn’t.
      • Other calls we could have made. It’s going to be a tough night. We’ll get back together tomorrow and regroup and work hard to finish.
  • We were 2 of 12 on 3rd down. I think that was the biggest thing.
    • They were doing a good job in coverage.
      • We had a hard time getting open. We tried to get open a couple of times down the field and gave up some sacks.
    • Their defensive end [Donovan Ezeiruaka] beat us multiple times.
    • If you turn the ball over 3 times and can’t convert on 3rd down, it’s hard to find a rhythm.
    • We were in negative-yardage situations several times in the 2nd half.
    • We did a poor job after those first 2 scores.
  • It hurts [Grant Gibson’s injury late in the 1st half].
    • Grant has played more football on this team than anybody on our roster.
    • He’s a leader. He’s a 3-time captain.
    • It hurt not having him in the middle. Dylan [McMahon] had to move inside. That’s obviously a key loss in the game.
  • I just told him [MJ Morris] that he’s going to learn a lot from this film. He’s going to learn a ton watching it tomorrow.
    • He’ll grow from it. He’ll be better as he moves forward.
    • These kinds of mistakes are going to happen with a young quarterback.
    • There were a lot of them, but not just on him. It wasn’t just things that he did.
    • There’s things that could have been done to help him more.
      • That’s a thing we’ve done really well the last 2 games. We helped him. We protected for him. We got open. We made plays.
      • It just didn’t happen tonight. He’ll definitely learn from that experience. He’ll grow from it and be better because of it.
  • They’re incredible people [this Senior class]. Incredible.
    • I love every one of them. I’m thankful that they’ve been in my life. I’m blessed to be their coach.
    • I hate that we didn’t get that win for them tonight.
    • They’ve done a ton for NC State and this program.
    • They’re going to have very successful lives because of the people that they are, not just the players. They are incredible people.
  • Obviously their quarterback [Emmett Morehead] made some key plays with his legs and his arm.
    • He gave his guys a chance to make plays.
    • He gave them a chance to win. He did turn the football over a couple of times, but we didn’t get enough points out of the turnovers that we created.
  • Obviously Zay Flowers was a difference maker.
    • He had 130 yards and 2 touchdowns. We knew he was special.

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NC State Baseball Wins 1st Scrimmage Against Duke, Ties 2nd



NC State’s Baseball squad was supposed to play the Ontario Blue Jays tonight in a Fall Scrimmage, but the game was cancelled. As a result, the Scrimmage scheduled for tomorrow against Duke, was moved up to tonight due to Hurricane Ian.

The Wolfpack defeated the Blue Devils 5-0 in the first 7-inning scrimmage.

Old Dominion Transfer Junior Carter Trice, batting in the cleanup spot for NC State, smashed one over the Left Field wall to give the Wolfpack a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning.

Trice was a Freshman All-American at ODU, also earning 2nd Team All-American honors, after hitting .355, 14 home runs, collecting 54 RBI’s, and posting a .426 OBP, and a .778 SLG. As a Sophomore last year, Trice earned 2nd Team All-Conference USA honors after batting .295, hitting 17 home runs and stealing 18 bases. His SLG was .755 last year.

In the 3rd inning, the Wolfpack hit two more home runs. Sophomore Shortstop Payton Green hit a solo shot, and Junior 1st Baseman LuJames Groover hit a 2-run shot.

Green added an additional RBI via a base knock in the 4th inning, giving the Wolfpack their 5th and final run of the 1st scrimmage.

Junior Oregon Transfer Rio Britton took the mound for the first two innings, and blanked the Blue Devils in both. Britton posted a 3.32 ERA in two years for the Ducks, striking out 53 in 54.1 innings, holding opponents to a batting average of .193.

Sophomore Jacob Halford was up next, and he also pitched 2 scoreless frames, followed by Freshman Dom Fritton and Junior Justin Lawson, who each pitched a scoreless frame.


In the 2nd scrimmage, NC State trailed 3-0 in the 7th inning, but the Wolfpack didn’t give up. After Freshman Matt Heavner was hit by a pitch, Junior Texas A&M Transfer Kalae Harrison brought him home with an RBI double. Then Freshman Michael Gupton walked.

With two men on base, Freshman Isaiah Barkett brought both Harrison and Gupton home with a triple to right field, tying the game, which ultimately ended in a 3-3 tie.

Redshirt Senior Baker Nelson gave up 1 run in two innings, and Redshirt Junior Clemson Transfer P.J. Labriola, Freshman Andrew Shaffner, Sophomore Carson Kelly, and Junior John Miralia all saw action as well from the mound.

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Four of the Top 5 players in NC have committed to play for NC State Baseball in 2024



With the recent commitment of Anderson Nance, NC State has now secured commitments from 4 of the top 5 players in the state North Carolina for the 2024 class.

Nance, who committed on Friday, was the biggest get. He was ranked #1 overall and possesses a low to mid-90s fastball and plus secondary pitches. He projects to be a front-line starter at some point in his career.

They also have a commitment from the #2 player in the state, Drake Purvis, who is a 6’0, 175lb lefty who can get his fastball into the 90s.

The #3 player in the state for 2024 is Truitt Manuel, a 6’2, 195lb RHP/OF who is also a star football player for Hendersonville.

The #5 player in the state is another RPH named Kaden Morris, who is a monster at 6’8, 220lbs. Morris committed in mid-August.

As you can see, NC State baseball is putting together a class of elite pitching prospects for 2024, all of whom come from North Carolina.

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