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NC State Came From Behind to Beat UNC 5-4 Securing 1st Home Series Win Over the Tar Heels Since 2016!

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NC State came from behind to defeat their rival #11 UNC 5-4, winning their first series at home against the Tar Heels since 2016. The last time NC State won a series against UNC was in Chapel Hill in 2021.

A good team learns to take advantage of their opponents mistakes, and that’s exactly what the Wolfpack did this evening. Of the 5 runs they scored, only 3 of them were earned.

In the Bottom of the 8th inning, with the Wolfpack trailing 4-2, Junior Shortstop Brandon Butterworth was the author of late-game heroics once again, hitting an RBI Single, knocking in Senior 3rd Baseman Alec Makarewicz, but the play wasn’t over. Butterworth advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch, and Junior Catcher Jacob Cozart scored on a Wild Pitch. After a groundout by Junior Outfielder Chase Nixon, Butterworth would score on a Passed Ball during the next at bat, scoring the winning run of the game.

Sophomore Dominic Fritton was fairly steady, giving up 4 earned runs in 6 innings pitched, striking out 7 (4 walks). Fortunately, no one was on base for all three of UNC’s Home Runs.

When Fritton left the game, the Pack was trailing 4-1, with their only run coming off of an RBI Double by Senior 1st Baseman Garrett Pennington in the Bottom of the 3rd.

The Wolfpack bullpen was exceptional this evening, putting 0’s on the board for 3 straight innings after Fritton exited the game. Freshman Jaxon Lucas pitched two scoreless innings with 2 K’s, and Freshman Jacob Dudan pitched a scoreless 9th, picking up his 4th Save of the year. Lucas was credited with the Win, and is 2-0 on the year.

While I’m dishing out kudos, I don’t want to forget Sophomore Center Fielder Eli Serrano III’s RBI Double in the Bottom of the 7th, cutting UNC’s lead to 2 Runs.

This NC State is peaking at the right time, against the right teams.

The Wolfpack will look to finish things off with a sweep tomorrow afternoon, with the first pitch scheduled for 3pm.

Matthew is Publisher and Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He is also the Lead Pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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NC State’s History as a Regional Host in the NCAA Baseball Tournament

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This weekend, NC State will serve as a Regional Host in the NCAA Baseball Tournament for the 7th time in school history.

NC State as a Regional Host

2003, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2016 & 2018.

The last time the Wolfpack hosted a Regional was back in 2018.

The first time NC State served as a Regional Host, it was actually the Wilson Regional at Fleming Stadium.

The last time they hosted a Regional, and advanced to a Super Regional was in 2013.

In 4 of the 6 times the Wolfpack have served as a Regional Host, they have advanced to a Super Regional: 2003, 2008, 2012, 2013.

NC State is 14-4 all-time as a Regional Host.

 

 

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NC State is 1 of 12 Schools to go to a Football Bowl Game, & Make the Men’s NCAA Tournament in Basketball & Baseball

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NC State will be hosting a Regional in the 2024 NCAA Baseball Tournament next weekend as the #10 overall seed.

As a result, the Wolfpack are 1 of 12 teams to have their Football team go to a bowl game, their Men’s Basketball team make the NCAA Tournament, and their Baseball team make the NCAA Tournament.

NC State is joined by Alabama, Arizona, Clemson, Duke, James Madison, Kentucky, UNC, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Texas A&M.

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RELEASE: NC State Earns #10 Overall Seed in 2024 NCAA Baseball Tournament

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RALEIGH, N.C. –
Doak Field at Dail Park will play host to NC State’s seventh NCAA Regional in program history beginning this Friday, May 31.The Wolfpack will host second-seeded South Carolina, third-seeded James Madison and fourth-seeded Bryant in the Raleigh NCAA Regional.

The Wolfpack (33-20) earned the No. 10 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. NC State also makes its 34th postseason appearance and its 12th appearance since 2010. The Pack9 has made an NCAA Regional appearance in 18 of the past 21 tournaments dating back to 2003. Head coach Elliott Avent has now led his Wolfpack squads to an NCAA Regional 21 times during his coaching career in Raleigh, highlighted by seven Regional host appearances.

More information on game times and TV designations will become available later on Monday afternoon.

Raleigh Regional Tournament Books are currently on sale for Wolfpack Club Members and 2024 Baseball Season Ticket Holders. If you are a Wolfpack Club Member or Baseball Season Ticket Holder, login to your online account by clicking HERE to purchase 2024 Raleigh Regional tickets.

Regional Tournament Books will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 28, at 5 p.m.Single session tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, May 29, at 9 a.m.

Ticket Pricing

  • All Session Books
    • $120.00
  • Single Sessions
    • $25.00 – Reserved
    • $15.00 – Standing Room Only (Access to Grass Hill and Concourse)

For all of the latest on NC State baseball, fans are encouraged to follow @NCStateBaseball on Twitter and Instagram.

2024 NCAA Baseball Raleigh Regional Schedule
Doak Field at Dail Park – Raleigh, N.C.
Friday, May 31
Game 1 – #2 South Carolina vs. #3 James Madison | Time TBD
Game 2 – #1 NC State vs. #4 Bryant | Time TBD

Saturday, June 1
Game 3 – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 | Time TBD
Game 4 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 | Time TBD

Sunday, June 2
Game 5 – Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 | Time TBD
Game 6 – Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 | Time TBD

Monday, June 3 (If Necessary)
Game 7 – Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 | Time TBD

 

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NC State Baseball Will be a 2024 NCAA Tournament Regional Host

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For the 7th time in school history, NC State will be serve as a Regional Host in the NCAA Baseball Tournament. We will have to wait until tomorrow to figure out what seed they will be, and who they will be hosting in the Regional.

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NC State has previously hosted a regional in 2003, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2016 & 2018.

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The Wolfpack are 1 of 5 ACC teams selected to host a regional, being joined by Clemson, FSU, UNC and UVA.

Here’s a look at the 16 Regional Hosts for the 2024 NCAA Baseball Tournament.

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