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#23 NC State Crushes #10 Cavaliers 13-5 to Win 1st Series at UVA Since 2016

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#23 NC State crushed the #10 Cavaliers yesterday 13-5 in a rubber match, giving the Wolfpack their first series victory at UVA since 2016. It was their first series victory over the Cavaliers since 2019.

Senior Logan Whitaker got the start, but it was Freshman Cooper Consiglio who earned MVP honors from the mound. After Whitaker gave up 5 earned runs in 4.2 innings (5 K’s/0 BB’s), Consiglio came in and pitched 4.1 innings of 1-hit baseball, giving up 0 earned runs, while striking out 3.

Consiglio has done his best work against the best competition this season.

In the Top of the 1st, Junior Shortstop Brandon Butterworth gave the Wolfpack a 3-0 lead with a Home Run, which was his 6th of the year. Prior to this year, the most Home Runs Butterworth ever hit in in a single season was 5 last year at Western Carolina.

Virginia would respond in the Bottom of the 2nd with 4 runs to take the lead, but it wouldn’t last too long. The Wolfpack scored four of their own in the Top of the 4th. Senior 1st Baseman Garrett Pennington got things started with an RBI Single, and Senior 3rd Baseman Alec Makarewicz followed that up with an RBI Double.

The Wolfpack were fortunate to score the next two runs, scoring one on a wild pitch, and another when the Cavaliers lost a fly ball in the sunlight that was easily catchable.

With a 2-run lead in the Top of the 6th, Pennington hit his 3rd Home Run of the series, with this one knocking in 2 Runs.

Pennington has now hit 14 Home Runs this season.

In the Top of the 7th, Sophomore Matt Heavner hit a Sac Fly, and in the Top of the 8th, Freshman Left Fielder Luke Nixon put an exclamation point on the game, hitting a 3-Run Home Run.

Pennington was on fire this weekend. Yesterday afternoon, he was 3 for 4 with 4 Runs and 3 RBI’s.

Nixon was 2 for 4 with a Home Run and a Triple.

NC State has Top-10 series wins against Clemson (#2), UVA (#10), and Duke (#9), with another Top-15 series win over UNC (#11). The Wolfpack also split a 2-game series against FSU (#7).

NC State (29-19/15-11) will close out the regular season later this week with a 3-game series against #12 Wake Forest at home.

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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