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BSB: Williams' amazing catch highlights 9-2 win

Posted February 27, 2013
Updated February 28, 2013

— No. 10 NC State took down New Mexico State 9-2 on Wednesday, behind another outstanding performance from Brett Williams.

The Wolfpack (6-1) battled to a 2-2 tie through three and a half innings, but took command with a three-run fourth. The Pack added two more in the sixth, and one each in the seventh and eighth to pull away from New Mexico State (3-5).

Williams continues to rake at the plate. The senior has reached base in 15 of his last 18 at-bats dating back to the Pack’s win last Saturday over La Salle. Williams pieced together a 2-for-3 effort on Wednesday with three RBIs, but his most spectacular play came in the field.

On a surefire double to the left center gap, Williams laid out on a full sprint, snagged the fly, and tumbled forward with a front flip to finish the play. Six games into his return from a torn ACL, Williams is batting .458 (11-for-24) with three homers and four doubles.

Tarran Senay drove in three runs on the afternoon, two of which came on a first inning triple to the wall in left center. Trea Turner moved to within 11 of tying NC State’s career stolen bases record with one swipe in a 1-for-3 performance with two runs scored. Bryan Adametz submitted a 2-for-5 outing with a double, one run, and one RBI.

Travis Orwig (2-0) scored the win by silencing the Aggie bats after the Wolfpack broke the 2-2 tie. Orwig relieved Ethan Ogburn in the fifth and held NMSU to one hit for the next four innings, striking out three. Ogburn worked four innings in his start, allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits. Jon Olczak finished the game with a one-hit ninth. New Mexico State’s Casey Collins (1-1) went the first 5 2/3 innings, surrendering four earned on five hits in the losing effort.

Senay broke a scoreless tie in the bottom first with his one-out triple to the wall in left center. Williams scored from third on the play, while Brett Austin motored his way home from first after a single through the right side. New Mexico State answered with a run in the third, and another in the fourth to tie the game at 2-2.

In the bottom fourth, Adametz singled to right as the lead off, and advanced to third on the next two outs. Jake Armstrong walked to put runners on the corners. Turner took a pitch in the shoulder to load the bases. Williams came through in the clutch with a two-RBI single to right, advancing to second on the throw home. Turner scored on the next play thanks to a throwing error to make it 5-2.

Turner scored again in the sixth as the Wolfpack’s plate discipline brought two runs to the plate on bases loaded walks. Williams hit a two-out single in the seventh to extend the lead to 8-2. Adametz dropped an RBI double into center field in the eighth to set the final at 9-2.

NC State returns to action Thursday at 3 p.m. in the final game of its series with New Mexico State. Fans can follow along on Twitter via @NCStateBaseball, or with live stats on GoPack.com. Radio coverage will be provided by 88.1 WKNC, and streaming video is available to subscribers on GoPack All-Access.

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