Weekend Baseball: Irish Classic

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Since dropping their opening day game to Canisius, 6th ranked Wolfpack Baseball has gone on a 7 game win streak to push their record to 7-1 on the year, including a midweek victory this past week over Davidson by a final of 7-5.

Shepard’s Grand Slam Propels No. 6 Pack Past Davidson (GoPack.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State’s Chance Shepard unloaded a fourth-inning grand slam, the first home run of his career, to propel the sixth-ranked Wolfpack to a 7-5 win over Davidson on Tuesday at Doak Field at Dail Park.

Shepard’s slam provided the brunt of a five-run inning the Pack (7-1) used to string together its seventh win in a row, with all seven coming in the last nine days. The sophomore designated hitter finished 1-for-4 with four RBIs and a run scored.

The top seven batters in the Wolfpack order scored exactly one time in the win. Jake Fincher drove in a pair in a 2-for-4 night with a double and a run scored. Trea Turner went 2-for-5 with a run and a double, his first extra-base hit of the year. Bubby Riley went 2-for-5 with a run. Andrew Knizner went 2-for-3.

Box Score

This weekend, the Pack9 faces three different foes in the Irish Classic, including the defending National Champs UCLA Bruins.

  • Friday, February 28th, 3pm (Doak Field) – Michigan Wolverines – Logan Jernigan vs Trent Szkutnik
  • Saturday, March 1st, 4:30pm (USA Baseball Complex) – UCLA Bruins – Carlos Rodon vs Grant Watson
  • Sunday, March 2nd,  1pm (Doak Field) – Youngstown State Penguins – Brad Stone vs Nic Manuppelli

No. 6 Pack Prepped for Irish Classic (GoPack.com)

Go Pack!!!

 

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  • #43216

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Since dropping their opening day game to Canisius, 6th ranked Wolfpack Baseball has gone on a 7 game win streak to push their record to 7-1 on the yea
    [See the full post at: Weekend Baseball: Irish Classic]

    #43220

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Since we aren’t playing ND, I will just assume that “Irish Classic” means there will be a bunch of drinking and fighting.

    #43221

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Heh, since Wednesday I’m not sure the drinking has stopped. Fighting sounds like a good addition though.

    #43223

    44rules
    Participant

    Thanks for these. Until the last few years I never paid much attention to Pack baseball. Y’all make it easy to keep up.

    #43229

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    Since we aren’t playing ND, I will just assume that “Irish Classic” means there will be a bunch of drinking and fighting.

    I knew that there was a reason we kept you around.

    #43261

    redcanine
    Participant

    State up 0-3 on Michigan in the Shepherd’s Pie Invitational.

    Brett Austin batting LEADOFF- and going 2 for 2 so far!
    2nd- Jake Fincher
    3rd- Trey Turner
    cleanup- Bubby Riley

    #43272

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Since we aren’t playing ND, I will just assume that “Irish Classic” means there will be a bunch of drinking and fighting.

    I knew that there was a reason we kept you around.

    LMAO, I need to contribute somehow!

    #43307

    TheCOWDOG
    Participant

    If I told you that watching fastpitch softball in Spartanburg required Irish, would ya get it?

    Thanks for the tips.

    #43310

    TheCOWDOG
    Participant

    ^ Because it’s freaking COLD!

    Last minute run…’Stick.

    #43691

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Pack9 down 2-0 to UCLA after 6 complete (UCLA home team today in Cary).

    #43693

    redcanine
    Participant

    UCLA is the home team in Cary, NC, host of the Notre Dame Irish Invitational. Sounds about right to me. About as right as a football bat.

    #43694

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    LOL…good points all red.

    #43702

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Pack9 falls to UCLA in Cary, 2-0. Rodon takes his 2nd loss of the season.

    #43825

    tjfoose1
    Participant

    Met some of the UCLA guys at the airport. Dont think I’ve ever met more unassuming, down to earth college students in my life, let alone Div 1 and defending national champion athletes.

    #43838

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    ^ Very cool to hear that.

    Pack bounces back today to down Youngstown State 16-1.

    NC A&T visits Wednesday afternoon, then the Fighting Irish roll into town next weekend to get the conference slate underway.

    #43855

    tjfoose1
    Participant

    I asked em what the score was and the replied, “our game?”, with big quizzical look. They seemed surprised anyone cared enough to ask. I guess when you play college baseball in LA, you fall pretty far down this list.

    When they told me they beat Michigan, I said “nice job”. Then they gave the score to the Wolf pack game and my response was “screw you guys” :).

    Chatted a bit and left em with “congrats on last year”.

    #43857

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    When they told me they beat Michigan, I said “nice job”. Then they gave the score to the Wolf pack game and my response was “screw you guys” :).

    LMAO….nicely played, sir.

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