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NC State wins 4-3 over Rice in walk-off

Posted June 6, 2013
Updated June 8, 2013

FINAL: NC State 4, Rice 3: NC State scored two runs in the ninth inning and beat Rice Saturday 4-3 on a walk-off single by Austin Fincher. The Wolfpack grab a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three super regional series against Rice.

Mid 9; Rice 3, NC State 2: Christian Stringer hit a go-ahead, RBI double down the right field line off of NC State reliever Grant Sassser to give Rice a 3-2 lead.

End 8; NC State 2, Rice 2: NC State put two runners on with nobody out in the eighth but a sacrifice, a line out and a ground out stranded them both. 

Carlos Rodon is back on to throw the ninth despite being at 122 pitches.

End 7; NC State 2, Rice 2: Carlos Rodon stranded a runner on second base to end the top of the seventh before the Wolfpack went down in order sending the game to the eighth.

End 6; NC State 2, Rice 2: Each team stranded a one-out single in the 6th and each pitcher is up to six strikeouts with elevating pitch counts.

End 5; NC State 2, Rice 2: Christian Stringer hit his 2nd home run of the year for Rice. the two-hole hitter turned on a 92 MPH pitch on the hands, hitting a high fly that just cleared the wall. 

End 4; NC State 2, Rice 1: Carlos Rodon gave up his first earned run in 26.2 innings as Rice cut the lead on a Skyler Ewing RBI single.

Rice has just the one run despite six hits. NC State got a runner on third with two outs in the inning but stranded him on an Adametz strikeout.

End 3; NC State 2, Rice 0: Both Rice and NC State sent the top of their order to the plate in the third inning and each was sat down in order. 

End 2; NC State 2, Rice 0: Each team managed a runner in their half of the inning, but each was stranded as Both Rice and NC State went silent to the third.

End 1; NC State 2, Rice 0: After pitching into and out of trouble, Carlos Rodon got some help from his offense in the first inning with two runs on one hit.

Pregame: A pair of aces will square off as Carlos Rodon (9-2, 3.19 ERA goes for NC State against Rice's Austin Kubitza, a 4th round pick of the Detroit Tigers Friday.

NC State's lineup will be: SS Turner, RF Fincher, C Austin, 1B Senay, 3B Clyde, CF Williams, LF Adametz, DH Armstrong, 2B Ratledge

Pregame: After a day-long delay, Doak Field looks to be in great shape. The gates are open, the teams are on the field and the atmosphere is everything you would expect for a Super Regional game.

First pitch is still slated for 4 p.m.


North Carolina State is getting what it always thought it deserved — a super regional series on its home field.

The Wolfpack felt snubbed when the selection committee gave the eighth and final national seed to Oregon.

But the Ducks are done, and now N.C. State is preparing to host a super regional for the first time against Rice — the team that knocked out Oregon.

Wolfpack ace Carlos Rodon said Thursday that "I guess it fell our way" while coach Elliott Avent says the snub "was never as big a story to our ball club as it was to everybody else."

A College World Series berth is on the line when N.C. State (47-14) faces Rice (44-18) in a three-game series that will begin Saturday after rain washed out a would-be first game Friday..

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  • 123dnih Jun 8, 8:21 p.m.

    Ral is covering for carolina on pj! carolina did not have this feces until libs took over. Go State!

    — Posted by jcd241959

    ...you shouldnt drimk and post if u r sn slcoholic...

  • kornfan2448 Jun 8, 8:04 p.m.

    Congrats Pack fans, nice win!

  • Alex25 Jun 8, 8:03 p.m.

    And NCSU did NOT cheat...............

  • rduguyhere Jun 8, 7:52 p.m.

    PJ going gangstar has made heel fans mad. Bunch of bitter baby blue heel fans posting. Stay... View More

    — Posted by gsloan

    I hear that the Wolfpack club from their direct private line to Dan Kane has already wired over several hundred thousand $$ to try to dig up some dirt.

  • leo35353535 Jun 8, 7:50 p.m.

    about as classic as the chrome helmets for the UNX football team... GO OREGON!!! wait i mean UNC?.... or anybody that shows some flashy paint or fabric... when can i get some of the new UNC gear at walsmart?

  • gsloan Jun 8, 7:43 p.m.

    PJ Hairston going gangsta. LOLOLOLOLOL

  • ncstateforever Jun 8, 7:39 p.m.

    Good win by the pack. I like their aggressive style of play, which paid off for them. Rodon is the man. The Tarheels and Pack both doing their jobs today. Two wins tomorrow and another Tarheel vs Pack game.

  • gsloan Jun 8, 7:39 p.m.

    PJ going gangstar has made heel fans mad. Bunch of bitter baby blue heel fans posting. Stay classy Kerliner. Now time to find out who is PJ's sugar daddy supplying the ride and housing. Calling Dan Kane!

  • rduguyhere Jun 8, 7:35 p.m.

    Well, that game was about as exciting as watching paint dry! Also, props to the NCSU locker room staff for picking those incredibly aweful looking unis for the Pack players to wear in front of a national audience. Now that was classic! Yawn.....

  • PanthersFan45 Jun 8, 7:30 p.m.

    Umps do it again for state..

    — Posted by NCSU pays players

    Huh ? .... bitter fan I would presume. Rice had a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the 9th and the Rice pitcher tries a pick off move and throws the ball away ... thats NOT the umpire. It was a bad move and it gave state life ...... you can argue all day about umpires but Rice made a couple of bad moves. State "put the ball in play" by hitting it in the 9th. They produced those 2 runs. Get over yourself already and stop whining.

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