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NC State falls to VT in finale, will be No. 10 in ACC tourney

Posted May 17, 2014
Updated May 18, 2014

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NC State baseball fell 8-5 to Virginia Tech in its regular season finale at English Field on Saturday.

The Wolfpack (32-22, 13-17 ACC) fell behind 2-0 in the top of the first and cut that lead in half in the fourth. The Hokies (21-31-1, 9-21) pushed four runs across in the fourth to take a 6-1 lead, then tacked one more on in the fifth. State scored once in the sixth to make it 7-2. Tech extended that lead to 8-2 in the eighth. The Pack scored three times in the ninth and brought the tying run to the plate before falling 8-5. 

Chance Shepard led the way with a 2-for-4 outing including two runs and an RBI. Jake Fincher, Kyle Cavanaugh, and Brett Austin turned in two-hit ballgames of their own. Bubby Riley hit a solo shot to open the ninth, his first homer of the year. Cavanaugh reached three times in a 2-for-2 effort with an RBI and a walk. 

Patrick Peterson (1-2) took the loss on 3 1/3 innings. The Pack utilized seven more arms out of the bullpen. Will Gilbert worked the longest, going 1 2/3 innings with three punchouts and one hit allowed. Cory Wilder, Joe O’Donnell, Jon Olczak, Brad Stone, Chris Williams, and D.J. Thomas also saw action, with none going longer than an inning. 

NC State returns to action at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Greensboro for the play-in round of the ACC Tournament against UNC. 

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  • KT smakt your mother May 19, 2014

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    Just like you don't post on the kerliner boards? I've caught you red-handed multiple times, hans job.

  • Super Hans May 19, 2014

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    I don't really care who their opponent is.

  • 903 Free Paul Frampton 2 May 18, 2014

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    Who is their opponent in their "play-in" game...and wouldn't that opponent also be a participant in that "play-in" game?

  • 123skipjack May 18, 2014

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    ...Yea, but you are Norwegian, only know about hockey and curling. I hate being right all the time.

  • Doc Holliday Knows Trolling May 18, 2014

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    Compared to last season. A 30 win season is a good season. A 40 win season is a great season in college baseball & that's the mark they shoot for.

  • JACKSON SAWYER REVENGE May 18, 2014

    STATE 32-22 UNC 32-23
    BOTH ARE DISAPPOINTMENTS
    NEITHER WILL WIN ACC TOUR

  • wlcat609 May 17, 2014

    How ironic - State and UNC never got to play their non-conference game at the DBAP due to rain and the teams did not face each other during the regular season - now the Tuesday play game is for one of the teams to stay alive.

    Also ironic is the fact that State may have to face the pitching of Bandon Moss whose mother and father are State graduates. Brandon also wanted to go to State to play baseball but the State pitching coach didn't even want to talk to him!

  • Super Hans May 17, 2014

    Play in games - The Wolfpack Way.

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