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NC State heads into pivotal series against Florida State

Posted May 10, 2013

— After a shaky start NC State baseball heads in to a top ten showdown against Florida State as one of the nation's hottest teams. The Pack has won 20 of their last 21 games en route to a number five national ranking.

"We know what we've done, we know where we've been. One time we were 3-6 in the league and 18-10," said head coach Elliot Avent. "But looking where we've been, where we are now, we're pretty pleased with what these guys have done. The leadership has been tremendous. The players have played hard, they've been resilient and they've given us everything they have. So we're just proud of where they're at."

State's three game series against the Seminoles has a lot riding on it. Despite being ranked ahead of the Seminoles, the Pack trails Florida State by a half game in the ACC Atlantic. A division title could be on the line this weekend and the winner could also gain the inside track to host a Super Regional in the NCAA tournament. Throw in the fact that State's hosting the series and the scene is set for an interesting weekend in Raleigh.

"It's definitely a big series, it has many implications," said NC State first baseman Tarran Senay. "Pretty much a rocking time here at the Doak, expect it to be sold out."

"I love it when the fans are here and they pack it out. It's always nice, it gets me going, a little jittery ready to play. I'm ready to play right now but you gotta wait until one o'clock tomorrow," said NC State pitcher Carlos Rodon.

"It's a huge advantage, we love playing here," said NC State outfielder Brett Williams. "We've always played good here. The fans are great, it's a huge advantage. We love playing here and we're going to try and give the fans a good show."
 

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  • wlcat609 May 11, 4:10 p.m.

    Game 1 of series - FINAL: NCSU 3 Florida State 1

  • duane11 May 11, 3:20 p.m.

    State will hit the 40 W mark, which is a great season. Might as well accomplish that against the... View More

    — Posted by BattlingBishop 5

    At 40-12 regular season, I'd say the Pack is a certain Regional host, and a win there could... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    a series win over fsu should clinch a national seed for the Pack, as long as they dont flop against duke next week..GO PACK!

  • Hokies94 May 11, 3:08 p.m.

    They have greatly improved. Go Pack.

  • Ken D. May 11, 1:39 p.m.

    State will hit the 40 W mark, which is a great season. Might as well accomplish that against the... View More

    — Posted by BattlingBishop 5

    At 40-12 regular season, I'd say the Pack is a certain Regional host, and a win there could bring them into consideration for a super regional as well. There won't be many teams with significantly more than 40 regular season wins.

  • BattlingBishop 5 May 11, 12:35 p.m.

    State will hit the 40 W mark, which is a great season. Might as well accomplish that against the 'Noles.

  • duane11 May 10, 9:51 p.m.

    get off to a good start guys, get a leg up on the division

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Final
UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14
 
1st
SFG 0
KAN 0
 
Final
WISC 52
MD 7
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SMU 10
MEM 48
Final
ILL 28
MINN 24
Final
RICE 41
UNT 21
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NEB 42
RUTG 24
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KST 23
TEX 0
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ARK 45
UAB 17
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UVA 27
UNC 28
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EMICH 17
NILL 28
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NAVY 41
SJST 31
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BST 35
AKR 21
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GASTATE 31
GASO 69
Final
TOL 42
UMASS 35
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WMICH 42
OHIO 21
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COL 37
UCLA 40
Final
UMO 10
KSU 3
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WAKE 17
BC 23
Final
BUF 14
CMICH 20
 
Final
MARS 35
FATL 16
 
Final
PITT 28
GT 56
Final
SMISS 20
LATU 31
 
Final
MSU 35
MICH 11
 
Final
KENT 31
MSST 45
Final
STAN 38
ORST 14
 
Final
TCU 82
TTU 27
 
Final
OKST 10
WVU 34
 
Final
WKENT 66
ODU 51
 
Final
UTST 34
UNLV 20
 
Final
MIZZ 24
VANDY 14
 
4th
UCF 34
TEMPL 14
 
3rd
WASU 16
ARZ 38
 
2nd
CLEM 3
SYR 3
 
2nd
LAMON 13
TXST 0
 
2nd
TXSANANTO 0
UTEP 17
 
2nd
COLST 24
WYO 3
 
2nd
LSU 0
MISS 7
 
1st
TENN 0
ALA 13
 
2nd
AUB 7
SCAR 7
 
1st
PSU 0
OSU 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
UTAH
USC
10:45pm Tonight
WASH
ARST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
NEV
Final
SJS 1
BUF 2
2nd
TOR 0
BOS 1
 
2nd
NYI 3
DAL 2
 
2nd
PHI 0
DET 1
 
2nd
OTT 0
NJD 0
 
1st Intermission
MON 1
NYR 1
 
1st
STL 0
CHI 1
 
1st
NAS 0
PIT 0
 
1st
MIN 0
TAM 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
ARI
FLA
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
WAS
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NCCU 42
SAVST 14