NC State bows out of Omaha with 5-4 loss to Florida

NC State is done in Omaha after falling to Florida, 5-4, in Monday’s elimination game in the College World Series. The Wolfpack gave up four runs in the second with Dom Fritton on the mound and couldn’t quite get back over the hump after taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning to end the season in the CWS. The showing marks the first time in program history the Wolfpack hasn’t won a game in a trip to Omaha. The Pack clawed back in both games, but ultimately dropped to 38-23 to close out the year. Please click here for more.

Memories long, stories bountiful as former Diamond Heels players show support at World Series

The roar startled the fans who were simply trying to walk through the concourse behind section 116. It was the top of the fifth inning in Friday’s 3-2 Carolina win over Virginia at the College World Series. The shaded concourse in the area behind home plate was packed, because it was a sweltering 90 degrees that felt more like 95. Just behind the Carolina fan section, over a dozen men of varying ages were laughing, high-fiving and telling old stories. The attention turns a game Sunday evening against No. 1 ranked Tennessee. Please click here for more.

Pack bats come to play in 18-1 drubbing of Georgia in Super Regional

Every NC State batter that stepped to the plate on Saturday in Athens recorded a hit with seven of those Wolfpack hitters recording multiple hit efforts. The result was an 18-1 blowout win for State over the host Georgia Bulldogs. With the victory, the Pack need one more win to advance to the College World Series for the third time in the last 11 seasons. Please click here for more.

More Magic Carries UNC Past West Virginia in Super Regional Opener

North Carolina reached the doorstep of the College World Series on Friday night, propelled along by another late-inning burst of clutch postseason magic. The Tar Heels staged their latest last-gasp rally, coming back this time to defeat West Virginia 8-6 here at Boshamer Stadium on Vance Honeycutt’s gigantic game-winning, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning in the opening game of this NCAA Tournament super regional series. Please click here for more.

UNC baseball tops LSU in extra innings to advance to Super Regional

North Carolina (45-14) emerged victorious over defending champions LSU (43-23) in a hard-fought game, winning 4-3 in 10 innings. With two outs in the top of the 10th, UNC’s Johnny Castagnozzi drove a deep fly ball to right field that was misplayed by Tiger outfielder Jake Brown, putting the go-ahead run in scoring position. Gavin Gallaher was then intentionally walked before Alex Madera singled to right to give Carolina the winning margin. Please click here for more. And even more.
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NC State Defeats South Carolina 6-4 to Advance to Regional Final

NC State defeated South Carolina 6-4 Saturday, earning a spot in the Raleigh Regional Finals Sunday night at 6 p.m. The Pack will play the winner of James Madison and South Carolina who play tomorrow at Noon. If the Wolfpack win, they will be one of 16 teams advance to a Super Regional. If they lose, since the Regionals are double elimination, they would play again on Monday for a final game to decide the winner of the Raleigh Regional. Please click here for more.