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Rodon leads Pack to 5-1 win over BC

Posted April 18

— NC State baseball returned to Doak Field at Dail Park to kick off a 15-game homestand, and started with a 5-1 victory over Boston College on Friday night behind eight innings from Carlos Rodon.

The Wolfpack (21-15, 7-12 ACC) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Those runs equaled the amount of support Rodon had received in his previous four starts combined. Rodon (3-6) claimed his first win since March 8, holding the Eagles (12-25, 3-16) to one earned on six hits and three walks over eight innings while striking out seven. Rodon’s career strikeout total climbs to 398, putting him two shy of becoming the fourth player in ACC history to record 400.

Boston College narrowed the gap to 2-1 in the fifth, but State answered with two in the sixth and one more in the seventh to set the final margin at 5-1.

Andrew Knizner went 2-for-4 with a run and a pair of RBIs on his two-out, two-RBI double in the sixth on a perfectly executed hit and run with Trea Turner and Jake Fincher scoring from first and second. Fincher finished the game 2-for-4 with a run, a stolen base, and an RBI. Turner went 1-for-4 with a run and a walk.

Logan Ratledge continued his hot streak since going to stirrups. The junior provided a 1-for-2 effort with a double, two runs, a stolen base, and two walks. Since rolling up his pants a week ago, Ratledge is batting .500 (6-for-12) with a homer, six RBIs, two doubles, and four walks.

Jake Armstrong contributed a double and an outfield assist from left. Chance Shepard drew a career-high three walks. Preston Palmeiro went 2-for-4 with the game’s first RBI. Palmeiro and Knizner are batting .364 and .390, respectively, for the month of April. Jon Olczak pitched the ninth in a non-save situation, holding the Eagles to one hit.

NC State opened the game with a pair of runs in the bottom first to take command. Knizner started the rally with a single through the right side. Ratledge walked with two away, and Palmeiro singled to right to score Knizner from second. Shepard walked to load the bases, allowing Ratledge to score from third on a passed ball.

After BC trimmed the lead to 2-1 in the fifth, the Pack rallied on Fincher’s single to right. Fincher stole second, and Turner drew a two-out walk, setting up Knizner’s hit-and-run double to make it 4-1. In the seventh, Ratledge led off with a walk and stole second, then scored on Fincher’s one-out single through the left side.

NC State returns to action on Saturday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. for game two of its series with Boston College on ESPN3. Radio coverage will be provided by 88.1 WKNC. 

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  • wlcat609 Apr 19, 10:19 p.m.

    Pack must have had a great party after this win as they lost the Saturday game tonight by a 7 - 5 score. Couple more ACC loses and they can forget about any ACC Tournament action this season.

  • KT called a Congressional hearin Apr 19, 3:10 p.m.

    Look at them acting like they just won the world series or something. smh.

    — Posted by Super Hans

    You've obviously never watched the world series, hansjob.

  • Super Hans Apr 19, 9:29 a.m.

    Look at them acting like they just won the world series or something. smh.

  • wlcat609 Apr 19, 12:53 a.m.

    Just happened to locate the Projected Field of 64 college baseball teams on the Baseball America website. There are 5 ACC teams projected - UVA, FSU, Miami, Maryland and NC State. Interesting that UNC is NOT listed at this point.

  • BB5 Apr 18, 11:19 p.m.

    "...holding the Eagles (12-25, 3-16)..."

    Looks like everybody else is beating BC as well.

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