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No. 5 Wolfpack sweeps Duke, ties ACC wins record

Posted May 18, 2013

Bryan Adametz contributed a career-high four RBIs as No. 5 NC State completed its sweep of Duke with a 9-1 victory on Saturday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

The Wolfpack (42-13, 19-10 ACC) erupted for four runs in the top of the first, added a pair in the third and stretched its lead to 7-0 in the eighth. The Blue Devils (26-29, 9-21) made it 7-1 in the bottom of the eighth, before State added two more in the ninth to set the final at 9-1.

The Pack’s 19th conference win of the year ties the school record, set by the 2012 squad. In the last two seasons, NC State is 38-21 in ACC play. State’s 42nd win of the regular season ties for second most in program history, trailing only the 1988 team that completed its regular season with 43.

Florida State defeated Clemson 6-1 on Saturday, leaving NC State half a game shy of the ACC's Atlantic Division crown.

Adametz set a career high for RBIs by the third inning of Saturday’s contest, finishing the day 3-for-5 after a two-run single in the first and another in the third and extending his hitting streak to 12 games.

Trea Turner bounced back from a rough outing on Friday to submit a 3-for-6 game with one run and one RBI. Turner added one stolen base to improve to 24-for-30 on attempts this season. With 81 for his career, Turner already ranks 24th on the ACC’s career leaderboard. The sophomore needs 46 to tie Ty Griffin’s record of 127, set at Georgia Tech from 1986 to 1988.

Grant Clyde scored three times to tie his career high and drove in a pair of runs in a 2-for-4 ballgame. John Mangum drew the start at catcher and set a career high with two RBIs. Jake Fincher went 2-for-4 with a run and a double to improve to 52-for-54 on reaching base at least once in games this season. Matt Bergquist scored once as a pinch hitter, going 1-for-1 with a double.

Wolfpack reliever Josh Easley (4-2) claimed the win by shutting out the Blue Devils for 2 1/3, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out a pair. Starter Logan Jernigan went 4 1/3, holding Duke scoreless with three hits and two walks. Jernigan fanned six batters, the first time he’s had more than five since May 15, 2012, against UNC Greensboro. Will Gilbert, Anthony Tzamtzis and Andrew Woeck combined for the other 2 1/3, holding Duke to one earned on two hits.

Duke starter Michael Matuella (4-4) ended up with the loss on six earned over the first two innings. The Blue Devils utilized five more pitchers on the afternoon, who combined to allow three earned on eight hits and two walks.

State wasted no time in taking command of the game, scoring four times in the top of the first. Turner led off the game with an infield single to short. Fincher followed with a double to put two in scoring position. Brett Austin walked behind them to load the bases with nobody out. Clyde singled to right center to drive in the first two one out later, and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Adametz singled to center to drive in him and Austin.

Two more crossed in the Wolfpack third, started by Austin’s single to left center. Tarran Senay followed him with a single through the right side, and Clyde walked to load the bases with no outs. After a fielder’s choice at the plate for the first out, Adametz singled to right center to plate Williams and Clyde, extending the Pack’s lead to 6-0.

Logan Ratledge doubled to center field to produce the Pack’s run in the eighth. Turner singled up the middle with one out to drive him home. Duke answered with a run in the bottom half after a leadoff single followed by a walk. A swinging strikeout and a fly to left kept those runners planted until Andy Perez singled down the left field line to score Grant McCabe.

The Pack set the final at 9-1 in the ninth with two more runs. Clyde singled to left to start the rally. Two outs later, Bergquist doubled off of the wall in left to put two in scoring position. Mangum cashed in both runners by spraying a two-RBI single to right center.

NC State returns to action on Wednesday, May 22, for the first day of the ACC Tournament at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Radio coverage for the tournament will be handled by 88.1 WKNC. Fans can also follow along with live stats on GoPack.com, or on Twitter via @NCStateBaseball.

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  • swray001 May 19, 11:24 a.m.

    Constitutional-Defender all that is needed to have another Zoo in North Carolina, is put a fence around your home.

  • WolfpackInDaHizzyForShizzy May 19, 10:20 a.m.

    The WRAL headline is a bit misleading. It makes you think they tied an ACC record, when in FACT,... View More

    — Posted by Constitutional-Defender

    Look on the bright side, pansy fan.... At least YOU aren't STERRRRRRuggggggggellNG with the article about the number 5 team in the nation.

    :)

  • jacamoe May 19, 6:12 a.m.

    Great job Wolfpack.. Make us proud down here in Benson Logan Jernigan. I know how proud Mr. Carlton, Uncle Ricky, and your daddy Eric are. Congratulations and keep up the great work! Go Wolfpack!!!!!!

  • Constitutional-Defender May 18, 9:59 p.m.

    This type of journalism is quite embarrassing, not only for the locals, but, an embarrassment to the entire human race as well.

  • Constitutional-Defender May 18, 9:56 p.m.

    The WRAL headline is a bit misleading. It makes you think they tied an ACC record, when in FACT, they tied a school record. LMA OFF!!! Seems as if they are STERRRRRRRRuggggggggggggelING!!!! for some headlines.

  • BattlingBishop 5 May 18, 7:40 p.m.

    Congrats to the Pack. This should be one heck of an ACCT with so many schools playing well.

    — Posted by GunnyGoesArrrgh

    +1000.....nice to see area teams playing fantastic baseball. Good luck to all of 'em.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh May 18, 7:17 p.m.

    Congrats to the Pack. This should be one heck of an ACCT with so many schools playing well.

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