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, […]
This one is mostly on the bullpen.Â Can’t be too mad about it as they have (IMHO) overachieved up to this point frankly.
Had a bad feeling about this one from the start today as Logan Jernigan walked the leadoff man in the first inning (huge pet peeve of mine in any inning) and then with the bases loaded walked in a run (even bigger pet peeve of mine) for the Spartans to spot them a 1-0 lead before the Pack ever came to bat.
Jernigan got yanked at that point after only 0.2 IP (which seems to be becoming somewhat of a trend here just recently for Pack starters) and throwing 35 pitches, only 14 of which were strikes.Â Andew Woeck took over and held UNC-G in check during his 3.1 innings of work (0 runs on 2 hits, 3 Ks).
State had a 4-2 lead going into the 8th, fell behind 5-4, then tied it to go to extras.Â Lost it in 11.
Ryan Wilkins took the loss (2-1) going 3.0 innings and giving up 4 runs (3 earned) on 2 hits.Â He also struck out 4 and walked 2.
Jake Fincher had a great day going 3 for 6 with 2 RBI.Â Brett Austin went 0-fer, snapping his hitting streak.
RALEIGH, N.C. – No. 16 NC State took a lead into the eighth inning, but blew a save for the first time this season, as a late homer propelled UNC Greensboro to an 8-5, 11-inning victory on Tuesday at Doak Field at Dail Park.
The Wolfpack (16-6) bullpen came into the game with a perfect 11-0 record, six saves in six attempts, and a combined 2.32 ERA. Those stats fell by the wayside in a wild midweek contest when UNCG (9-10) roared back from a 4-2 deficit in the top eighth. T.J. Spina hit a two-run bomb to put the Spartans on top 5-4. State rallied to tie in the bottom half, but neither team could finish the deal in regulation. The deadlock held firm until the 11th, when UNCG scored three to capture the win.
No. 16 Wolfpack Tripped Up in Extras – Incl. Video Highlights – (GoPack.com)
Pack Baseball next in action Saturday at 1pm in Charlottesville vs the Cavs.Â Frankly they can probably use the extra day off (two if you consider no Wednesday game this week either).
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