WRAL: NC State pitcher Carlos Rodon was named USA Baseball’s Richard W. “Dick” Case Player of the Year Tuesday, joining the likes of Stephen Strasburg and Ryan Zimmerman. The award is given annually to USA Baseball’s top player while honoring the memory of the organization’s founding executive director and CEO. Rodon, a Holly Springs native, […]
Another weekend, another half-assed preview I’m afraid.Â This time it’s not fully my own fault, as the Pack’s opening game of the weekend has been moved up due to expected weather issues, thus I’m putting this up a day sooner than I thought I would.Â But if I’m being honest, this weekend’s preview was probably still gonna suck.
I can own it.
Another part of the reason for that is that instead of the traditional three game set, the Pack welcomes three different teams into town this weekend, and frankly I’m too lazy to do a full preview for each of them.Â So mostly it’s links again.Â I’ll (probably) get more conscientious and industrious here pretty soon, and once basketball season winds down (hopefully not until early April ) we might even start doing the live blog thing again for some of the weekend games.Â We’ll play that one by ear.
But for this weekend at least, here’s what’s on tap….
As mentioned above, the Pack’s opening game of the weekend vs the Wildcats of Villanova, which had been scheduled for Friday, has now been moved up to today at 4pm.Â Also in town this weekend are the Wagner Seahawks and the LaSalle Explorers.Â The four teams will play a weekend round robin, weather permitting of course.
The (current) schedule for the weekend’s games are as follows:
4pm – NCSU vs Villanova
11am – Wagner vs LaSalle
Noon – NCSU vs Wagner
4pm – Villanova vs LaSalle
11am – Wagner vs Villanova
3pm – NCSU vs LaSalle
If you want a bit more info regarding any of the Pack’s weekend guests, here are the links I worked so very hard to find for you (/sarcasm):
Villanova – Baseball Season Preview: Wildcats Keeping Their Options Open (Villanova.com)
LaSalle – LaSalle Baseball Page (includes video preview) (GoExplorers.com)
Pack tops 49ers
For those that missed it (insert Harry Doyle smart assery here), the Pack got into the win column this past Tuesday against the Charlotte 49ers to move to 1-1 for the season.Â Logan Jernigan (4.0 ip, 3h, 5k, 4bb) and Ethan Ogburn (5.0 ip, 1h, 2k, 1bb) combined for a four hit shutout.Â Trea Turner stayed hot to start the season with a 2 for 3 day which included an RBI double and 2 runs scored.Â He also added another stolen base, bringing his season total up to 3 for the young two game season.
It was also head coach Elliott Avent’s 600th career win.
Let’s go Pack, time to get a win streak going today vs the Wildcats!!
And isn’t it about time you got yourself over the the SFN Forums to see what all the fuss is about?