Baseball

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..

34 Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • 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.

More...

 

 

  • NFL: Chicago at Detroit

    Tomorrow at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Philadelphia at Dallas

    Tomorrow at 4:00 pm on FOX50

  • SEC: Arkansas at Missouri

    Friday at 2:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • HSFB: Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Friday at 11:35 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Florida

    Tonight at 7:30 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

    Tomorrow at 12:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
UNC 66
BUT 74
Final
ECU 73
HAW 75
Final
DUKE 93
FUR 54
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
POR
1st
NCSU 0
RICH 0
 
7:30pm Tonight
FLA
CAR
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
BRK
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
GSW
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
POR
7:00pm Tonight
CLE
WAS
7:30pm Tonight
DET
LAC
7:30pm Tonight
DAL
NYK
7:30pm Tonight
ATL
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
MIL
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
SAC
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
UTA
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
IND
9:00pm Tonight
PHO
DEN
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
MEM
Final
UNC 66
BUT 74
Final
FRES 64
MAR 68
Final
CHAT 61
RMU 46
Final
EMICH 68
ROCH 35
 
Final
MRGST 51
LIB 50
 
Final
HAMP 60
AMER 64
 
Final
BEL 78
DEN 57
Final
UMASS 79
NE 54
Final
JMU 79
SHU 72
 
Final
KNST 84
SAMF 71
 
Final
ECU 73
HAW 75
Final
CHAM 60
MIZZ 74
Final
CCAR 61
LAMON 48
Final
OKLA 75
UCLA 65
Final
ELON 65
UNF 72
 
Final
UWMIL 66
ORU 69
Final
WCU 66
CHIST 61
 
Final
DUKE 93
FUR 54
 
2nd
BYU 69
PURD 69
 
2nd
EVAN 47
USF 40
 
7:00pm Tonight
COL
GTDNS
 
7:00pm Tonight
VERM
BRY
 
7:00pm Tonight
OSU
CAMP
7:00pm Tonight
CORN
CAN
7:00pm Tonight
LOU
CLST
7:00pm Tonight
UCF
DAVID
1st
IONA 0
DELST 0
 
1st
OU 0
UGST 3
 
7:00pm Tonight
TOWS
GOUCHER
 
7:00pm Tonight
ND
GRAM
 
7:00pm Tonight
YALE
LAF
 
7:00pm Tonight
GWU
LONG
 
7:00pm Tonight
VT
UMO
1st
WAKE 0
MNTER 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
NAVY
PSUHARRIS
 
1st
NCSU 0
RICH 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
MINN
STJ
1st
JVU 0
TRINBAPT 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
YOUNG
UMKC
 
7:00pm Tonight
UAB
WISC
7:30pm Tonight
PITT
KYST
7:30pm Tonight
WVU
VMI
8:00pm Tonight
DEP
LEH
 
8:00pm Tonight
UNT
MVSU
 
8:00pm Tonight
MARS
MORE
8:00pm Tonight
TCU
RAD
 
8:00pm Tonight
SELA
TENT
 
8:00pm Tonight
SMU
TXSOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
UTAH
TXPA
8:00pm Tonight
LMU
UCR
8:00pm Tonight
SCAR
UNCA
 
8:00pm Tonight
SD
WAYNEST
 
8:30pm Tonight
UWGB
FLGC
8:30pm Tonight
IOWA
NILL
9:00pm Tonight
ORST
AUB
9:00pm Tonight
MONT
CARROLLMT
 
9:00pm Tonight
SUTAH
EKENT
9:00pm Tonight
NMST
FAM
 
9:00pm Tonight
WYO
STET
 
9:05pm Tonight
EWASH
NKENTUCKY
 
9:05pm Tonight
IDST
WLVRN
 
9:30pm Tonight
GEOR
UF
9:30pm Tonight
GONZ
UGA
9:30pm Tonight
NIOWA
NW
10:00pm Tonight
SDST
ARZ
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
CPSL
10:00pm Tonight
UCD
UTST
10:30pm Tonight
NDAK
ALAST
11:00pm Tonight
CSNO
PORST
11:30pm Tonight
AKAN
PAC
11:30pm Tonight
OKST
TULSA
7:00pm Tonight
NYI
WAS
7:00pm Tonight
BUF
WIN
7:30pm Tonight
FLA
CAR
7:30pm Tonight
TAM
NYR
7:30pm Tonight
DET
PHI
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
LOS
9:00pm Tonight
COL
CHI
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
CAL