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BSB: No. 15 Pack sweeps No. 14 Georgia Tech

Posted April 21, 2013

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— No. 15 NC State completed its sweep of No. 14 Georgia Tech with a dramatic 8-7 comeback win on Sunday at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The Wolfpack (32-10, 14-7 ACC) won its 14th consecutive game and its 10th in a row in conference play. In nine of those 10 wins, the Pack has had to come from behind. The 14-game winning streak is tied with North Carolina for the longest current winning streak in the nation.The streak is the longest since the Wolfpack won 16 in a row during the 2003 season.

State’s sweep of Georgia Tech (27-13, 11-10) is its first since 1992, and the first ever in Atlanta. The Pack’s only other series win in Atlanta came in 2001.

Brett Williams tied his career high with four hits in the afternoon, the fourth time he has recorded four hits in a game. Grant Clyde went 2-for-5 with a grand slam, a double to represent the tying run in the ninth, four RBIs and two runs. Trea Turner contributed a 3-for-4 effort with two runs and a walk.

Tarran Senay wrapped up his fantastic series with a 1-for-4, one-RBI, one-run outing. Senay finished the weekend with nine RBIs and three runs scored. Wolfpack hitters at the top of the order did their part to help Senay’s production; Senay came to the plate with the bases empty only twice over the entire weekend.

The Pack utilized six pitchers in the ballgame, with Chris Overman (1-0) recording the win as the final pitcher of the day. Overman shut out the Jackets for the final four innings while holding them to two hits, which extends his streak to 20 innings since allowing his last earned run. Dating back to April 25, 2012, Overman has only allowed two earned in 27 2/3 innings for an ERA of 0.65. Georgia Tech reliever Zane Evans (0-1) took the loss on two earned on four hits over the final two innings.

NC State rolled to a 5-0 lead in the top of the third behind Clyde’s grand slam. Turner started the rally with a one-out single. Jake Fincher followed him with a single of his own to put runners on first and second. Brett Austin threaded a 1-2 pitch through the left side, which deflected off of the third baseman’s glove. Turner scored on the play, ruled an error. Senay drew an intentional walk to load the bases, then Clyde cleared the bases with a homer to left.

Tech answered with four runs in the bottom of the third to cut the lead to 5-4. The first two batters of the inning drew walks to set the table. After a double steal, Zane Evans singled to drive in a pair. Daniel Palka followed with a single to put two on for the second time. A sac bunt moved both over, and set up Thomas Smith’s RBI single to make it 5-3. A walk and a hit batsman pushed the final run across.

The Jackets tied the game 5-5 with back-to-back doubles to start the bottom fourth, then took the lead when Smith hit a solo shot to left as the leadoff man in the fifth.

State knotted the score 6-6 in the top of the sixth after another one-out single from Turner. Austin drew a two-out walk to push Turner into scoring position. Senay cashed in the run with an RBI single to center.

Tech retook the lead in the bottom of the sixth, started by a leadoff single from Brandon Thomas. He moved to second on a balk, advanced to third on a fielding error at second and scored on a fielder’s choice.

The Pack had one more rally left in the tank, scoring twice in the top of the ninth to seal the sweep. Clyde led off the inning by smoking a double down the left field line. Williams singled through the left side to score Clyde and advanced to second on the throw to the plate. A sac bunt moved Williams to third and Jake Armstrong’s sac fly to right provided the game-winning run.

NC State returns to action on Tuesday, hosting Davidson at 6 p.m.

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  • PackisBack Apr 22, 8:50 a.m.

    Good Job Pack!!

  • Spirit of Evilash Apr 21, 9:31 p.m.

    The two longest win streaks in the country going head to head next weekend. Looking forward to going. The Pack should move up in the rankings after this weekend.

  • wlcat609 Apr 21, 7:31 p.m.

    SHOWDOWN weekend next weekend....3 game series with UNC at State's ballpark....what more can one ask for........

  • duane11 Apr 21, 7:22 p.m.

    GO WOLFPACK!!!....first place in the atlantic division, overcoming a sweep @uva to climb back in it....first place tarheels up next, GO WOLFPACK!!!

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Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
NYR 1
CAR 0
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
Final
MIA 100
BOS 84
Final
BRK 110
DET 105
Final
SAC 108
LAL 101
Final
ORL 88
PHI 96
Final
WAS 92
PHO 104
Final
MIN 96
IND 100
Final
OKC 99
NOP 101
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Final
UGA 65
SHU 47
Final
ALA 60
APP 59
Final
KSU 53
NDST 52
 
Final
WASU 82
SJST 53
2nd
UTEP 48
ALCOR 17
 
1st
SEAT 23
SACST 13
 
Final
DET 1
COL 2
Final
EDM 5
DAL 6
Final
BOS 4
BUF 3
Final
NYR 1
CAR 0
Final
CHI 4
TOR 0
2nd
WIN 3
PHI 1
 
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
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MIA 37
MIN 35
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NYJ 16
NEP 17
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STL 27
NYG 37
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OAK 26
BUF 24
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
3rd
ARI 3
SEA 14