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, […]
Wolfpack Baseball defeated the Old Dominion University Monarchs Wednesday evening at Doak field by a final score of 5-0.Â Karl Keglovits recorded the victory (1-0), going 3 innings and giving up 0 runs on 2 hits along the way.Â He struck out 2 and walked 1.Â But the shutout was a group effort from the Pack’s pitching staff in every sense of the word, as seven Wolfpack pitchers would combine to blank the Monarchs on only 3 hits.
Travis Orwig would get the start for the Pack on Wednesday, retiring the only two batters he faced.Â But a comebacker to the mound off the bat of the second would nail him in the leg and knock him from the game early, when he was relieved by Keglovits.Â In the fourth, Keglovits would yield to Josh Easley who would put in 1.1 innings of no hit work, followed by three consectutive one inning/no hit appearances by Grant Sasser (6th), Ethan Ogburn (7th) and Chris Overman (8th).Â Ryan Wilkins would work the 9th, giving up a single hit but preserving the shutout.
Offensively, the Pack spread it around as well.Â Brett Austin (2 for 3, double, stolen base) was the only Pack batter to record a multi-hit game, while Jake Fincher (1 for 3, double, stolen base, 2 runs scored) was the only man to score more than once.Â Timely and situational hitting also helped the Pack to the win tonight as Matt Bergquist (1 for 4), Will Nance (1 for 4), Bryan Adametz (0 for 3, sac fly) and Tarran Senay (0 for 3, sac fly) recorded a single RBI each.
No. 17 Wolfpack Shuts Out Old Dominion (GoPack.com)
The Wolfpack is next in action Friday evening when they travel to Winston-Salem to take on the Deacs of Wake Forest in the first of a three game conference series.Â First pitch for that one is scheduled for 6pm.
- The shutout was the second consecutive for the Pack, and fifth of the year.
- After getting tagged for 17 runs in two losses to Clemson, Pack pitching has given up only a single run in its last three games.
- The Pack now has a three game win streak going heading into the weekend series vs Wake Forest.
- The win runs the Pack’s overall record on the season to 14-4 (1-2 ACC)
- Official attendance for Wednesday’s game was 1498.Â Not terrible for a Wednesday non-conf game the day before the ACC Tournament…nicely done Pack fans.
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