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Pack put in extra work to play after Cali trip cancelled

Posted February 14

— Friday was supposed to be opening day for the North Carolina State baseball team and they were supposed to be in sunny Santa Barbara, Calif. Mother Nature had other plans, though, grounding the teams plane and forcing them to reschedule an opening weekend series at home against Canisius.

Before any baseball of any kind could be played in Raleigh, though, the team had to trade in their bats for shovels in preparation of a Saturday contest.

"Cold, wet. A lot of brooms and shoveling,” said pitcher Carlos Rodon. “You can see the squeegee to get the water out. This is going to take a little while."

Wolfpack head coach Elliot Avent said the team was “crushed” about not being able to start the season on the west coast. He immediately put in a new goal - get Doak Field ready for a game with the Golden Griffin.

"To see them being so crushed and say ‘we want to work so we can play somebody,’ these are the best kids you can hope to have at a school with this kind of talent," Avent said.

"We want to play,” said infielder Trea Turner. “The only way to do that is to come out here and do it ourselves. The infield looks good but the outfield is a mess."

All-Americans and future high draft picks, like Turner and Rodon lead the efforts.

"All of the coaches were out there and some of the players showed up,” Avent said. “We told them they were not supposed to be here and they said ‘hey, we want to play.’"

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  • jmcdow2792 Feb 15, 5:56 a.m.

    I like this attitude. Keep up the good work and win the world series.

  • TTCP Feb 14, 9:17 p.m.

    stupid cmment

  • mike honcho Feb 14, 6:47 p.m.

    I thought only Duke basketball rescheduled due to weather.

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