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NC State’s ACC Leaders Heading into the Final Regular Season Series of 2024



#17 NC State will host #8 Wake Forest tomorrow night, but before they begin their final regular season series of the 2024 season, let’s take a look at which Wolfpack players rank in the Top-10 in the ACC in individual statistical categories.

Senior 3rd Baseman Alec Makarewicz

Makarewicz ranks 11th in Batting Average (.358), 9th in Slugging Percentage (.721), 10th in OPS (1.139), 7th in Hits (72), 2nd in Doubles (19), 9th in Home Runs (18) and 5th in RBI’s (65).

Senior 1st Baseman Garrett Pennington 

Pennington ranks 8th in Hits (71) and 2nd in Doubles (19).

Junior Catcher Jacob Cozart 

Cozart ranks 8th in Walks (40).

Junior Shortstop Brandon Butterworth

Butterworth ranks 10th in Stolen Bases (10).

Senior Pitcher Sam Highfill

Highfill ranks 10th in Wins (5-1), 2nd in Complete Games (1), 1st in Shutouts (1), 5th in Opponents Batting Average (.218).

Freshman Pitcher Jacob Dudan

Dudan ranks 8th in Saves (5).


While A-Mak’s numbers are superior to Pennington’s overall, when it comes to Conference Only Statistics, Pennington’s numbers are supreme.

In conference play, Pennington ranks 7th in Batting Average (.366), 7th in Slugging Percentage (.750), 7th in OPS (1.182), 9th in Runs (29), 4th in Hits (41), 2nd in RBI’s (35), 5th in Doubles (10), and 6th in Home Runs (11).

Pennington is the only Wolfpack batter to rank in the Top-10 in a statistical category in ACC play, besides Freshman Luke Nixon, who ranks 6th in Stolen Bases (7).

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



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



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



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)

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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



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.


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


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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