2017 Baseball Home Opener

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Austin Peay invades Raleigh this weekend.

Don’t know much about ’em.  Don’t plan on doing much research on ’em either.

Thru four games in 2017, they’re 3-1 against lesser competition.  Kinda like us, actually.  But vs that lesser competition, they’ve hit the ball pretty hard thus far.

Last yr they finished 2nd in the Ohio Valley Conference.  Medium sized fish in a little pond, more or less.

Austin Peay State University

Location: Clarksville, Tennessee

Enrollment: 10, 873 (2011)

Mascot: The Governors (yikes)

(Bad Lip Reading, ftw)

GovSchwarz

Week in Review

The Pack9 took the series in Hawaii last weekend, #6 national ranking remains unchanged.

Game three nearly mirrored game one, as the Wolfpack jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the second inning, as an error and an RBI single by junior shortstop Joe Dunand jump-started the Wolfpack offense.

The score would stick at 2-0 for a few innings, as both pitchers traded scoreless frames. The Wolfpack opened the game up with back-to-back scoring innings, adding two runs in the sixth and seventh to go ahead 6-0.

NC State again got a good pitching performance from a converted reliever on Sunday, as junior righty Tommy DeJuneas earned the start and pitched five and two-thirds scoreless innings, giving up only one hit.

Although the end result is undoubtedly good for DeJuneas, he didn’t quite get over the control issues that plagued him last season, as he walked five batters and uncorked two wild pitches. He threw a total of 46 strikes out of 91 total pitches, showing he was consistently out of the zone.

The bullpen was again stellar, finishing the game without allowing a hit, although the Rainbow Warriors did add a run in the eighth on a wild pitch. The Wolfpack added two more runs in the ninth to bring the final score to 8-1.

The Wolfpack debuted several freshmen in a tough opening weekend road series. The additions of Wilson and catchers freshman Brad Debo and sophomore Jack Conley seem to improve the lineup considerably.

The Wolfpack will return to Raleigh for much needed rest to combat the jetlag before facing Austin Peay in the home opening series next weekend.

 

Rank Team Overall Record Record Last Week Previous Rank
1 TCU90x90 TCU 3-0 3-0 1
2 FloridaGators2015 Florida 3-0 3-0 2
3 FloridaState Florida State 2-1 2-1 3
4 SouthCarolina90X90 South Carolina 2-1 2-1 4
5 LSU90X90 LSU 3-0 3-0 5
6 NC State logo NC State 2-1 2-1 6
7 VanderbiltCommodores90X90 Vanderbilt 2-1 2-1 7
8 Oregon State Logo Oregon State 3-0 3-0 8
9 UNC Logo North Carolina 3-0 3-0 9
10 LouisvilleLogo2015 Louisville 3-0 3-0 12
11 Texas Tech logo Texas Tech 3-1 3-1 14
12 CSF Logo Cal State Fullerton 2-1 2-1 16
13 ULLLogo UL Lafayette 1-1 1-1 13
14 University of Virginia logo Virginia 3-0 3-0 17
15 Arizona Wildcats logo Arizona 3-0 3-0 19
16 TexasA&M90x90 Texas A&M 3-0 3-0 20
17 Ole Miss logo Ole Miss 3-0 3-0 NR
18 ECUPrimary East Carolina 0-3 0-3 10
19 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers logo Coastal Carolina 1-2 1-2 11
20 Stanford Logo Stanford 1-2 1-2 18
21 Miami Florida logo Miami 2-1 2-1 21
22 Clemson Tigers logo Clemson 1-2 1-2 15
23 Rice University logo Rice 2-2 2-2 23
24 UNCW logo UNC Wilmington 3-0 3-0 24
25 Houston logo Houston 3-0 3-0 NR
Dropped Out
Maryland logo Maryland 1-2 1-2 22
UCSB1 UC Santa Barbara 1-2 1-2 25

 

No. 6 NC State Baseball Takes Series With 8-1 Sunday Win at Hawai’i (GoPack.com)

HONOLULU – Five different NC State pitchers combined to allow just one hit against Hawai’i in the Wolfpack’s 8-1 win Sunday afternoon at Les Murakami Stadium to claim the series. The Pack plated two runs each in the second, sixth, seventh and ninth innings.

NC State moves to 2-1 on the season, while Hawai’i falls to 1-2. Junior right-handed pitcher Tommy DeJuneas picked up the win for the Wolfpack in his first collegiate start, while Hawai’i starter Neil Uskali took the loss.

NC State opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the second to grab a 2-0 lead. Evan Mendoza and Shane Shepard drew consecutive walks to start the frame before Brad Debo reached on a fielder’s choice and a throwing error by Hawaii’s shortstop allowed Mendoza to score the first run of the game.

Two batters later, Joe Dunand singled through the left side to drive in Debo from second base. Hawai’i tried to get something going in the bottom of the inning by putting the runner on first in motion, but Debo fired a strike to Dunand at shortstop to end the threat.

The Rainbow Warriors tried to steal second on Debo again in the third inning, but were unsuccessful again as the freshman from Durham, N.C., was up for the task.

Remember the name Brad Debo.  Just saying.

ACC Standings

There are none yet.

Austin Peay at NC State

February 24-26

Doak Field at Dail Park, Raleigh, NC

  • Friday, Feb 24 – 3pm
  • Saturday, Feb 25 – 2pm
  • Sunday, Feb 26 – 1pm

 TV: ACC Network Extra (That’s ESPN3, just so ya’s know)

Radio: WKNC 88.1

Can’t get enough Elliot Avent?

Here ya go…..

First ‘Around The Bases’ Tapes Monday February 27 (GoPack.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – The first episode of Around The Bases for the 2017 season will take place Monday, Feb. 27, at noon as NC State baseball head coach Elliott Avent will join host Tony Haynes at Backyard Bistro.

Wolfpack fans and media are encouraged to attend the live taping. The full episode will be posted to GoPack.com shortly after the conclusion of the show.

The Backyard Bistro is located at 1235 Hurricane Alley Way in Raleigh, off Trinity Road across from PNC Arena.

Other dates for Around The Bases include March 20, April 3, April 24 and all of the shows will be held at Backyard Bistro at noon.

Suck it, kid….

I miss Earl Weaver….
(NSFW)

I still want to punch Edgar Michelangeli in his dumb stupid head….

(douchebag certainly chose the right school)

And I guess that’s it

Go Pack!!!!!

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  • #118915

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Austin Peay invades Raleigh this weekend. Don’t know much about ’em.  Don’t plan on doing much research on ’em either. Thru four games in 2017, they’r
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    #118949

    TheAliasTroll
    Participant

    Pack shutting down that high power Austin Peay offense today while the bats have been spectacular.

    It’s only February, but so far so good.

    #118961

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Game One – 9-3 Final, good guys.

    #118965

    PackerInRussia
    Participant

    The weather is in late spring form already. It’s nice to see year-over-year improvement.

    #119153

    Gowolves
    Participant

    5-0 Pack, top of the 6th

    #119159

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Juego Dos es win, 6-3

    #119160

    Fastback68
    Participant

    4-1 then.

    #119184

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Sunday Fun Day, better than a Monday….I hope.

    #119199

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Sunday’s game time has been moved up an hour from 1pm to high noon.

    #119213

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Yours truly has been up all night playing poker and drinking heavily.
    I’m not going to Sunday’s game.

    If anyone would make use of a pair of tix, gratis…email me quickly.

    wufpacker@gmail dot com

    #119224

    PackofMac
    Participant

    ***QUESTION*****

    Is there or has there ever been any talk of renovating or building our boys of summer a proper stadium. I love Doak but come on….it’s time

    #119226

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Pack falls to Austin Peay Sunday in Game 3: 7-3 Final.

    Next up: @ UNC-G, Tuesday, 4pm.

    #119227

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    ***QUESTION*****

    Is there or has there ever been any talk of renovating or building our boys of summer a proper stadium. I love Doak but come on….it’s time

    Ain’t nuthin’ wrong with that yard. It’s got real seats, lights, a great surface, fair lines, and a spring, Jetstream to left.

    #119228

    PackofMac
    Participant

    So that’s a no? Jet stream helped out on that grand slam in the top 8th!!!

    #119229

    McCallum
    Participant

    I forget what year it was but Bob Black (one of the first guys to go to work for Lowes, ended as VP of sales) was playing golf in Myrtle Beach with Todd Turner. Cell phones were a novelty but Turner had one and was getting calls from Ray Tanner about up grades to the baseball facility.

    Tanner wanted lights and an extra $5,000/year.

    Turner nixed it there on the phone in front of Bob Black (who retired at 42).

    Tanner left shortly there after.

    McCallum

    #119231

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    ***QUESTION*****

    Is there or has there ever been any talk of renovating or building our boys of summer a proper stadium. I love Doak but come on….it’s time

    Ain’t nuthin’ wrong with that yard. It’s got real seats, lights, a great surface, fair lines, and a spring, Jetstream to left.

    Only thing I’d change is to add about 4 inches between rows. Legroom is not at a premium, but otherwise I think we’re flush as far as the facility.

    #119232

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Tanner wanted lights and an extra $5,000/year.

    Turner nixed it there on the phone in front of Bob Black (who retired at 42).

    Tanner left shortly there after.

    This is not wholly inaccurate.

    #119249

    PackofMac
    Participant

    With all do respect I disagree with us being “flush”. Two, maybe three years straight preseason top 10 rankings, world series births….I’d just like to see a stadium that reflects what Avent has built here….you know, similar to every other team in the ACC. Not complaining, I absolutely love Doak, really. It’s like knowing I deserve a Range Rover but understanding I only need a Honda Pilot. I’ll leave it alone now.

    #119267

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    We’d all like to have the proverbial Taj Mahal. For our demand, the supply at Doak is more than adequate. Besides, simple fact is that the facility was semi-recently renovated so it’s not likely gonna happen again anytime soon anyway.

    Perhaps if/when our attendance warrants it, it’ll happen.

    #119272

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    The legroom is a definite problem. I’m 6’2″ (or was before I started the age-related shrinking process), and I have no clue how anyone taller than that manages to sit down at all.

    #119273

    choppack1
    Participant

    So the new Reynolds upgrade didn’t convert the basketball courts to baseball / retactible roof?

    #119279

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster
    #119287

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Regarding Doak again…

    Ever since the renovations (which were longer ago than I remembered, actually….’04) I’ve always thought a sloped roofline extending from section 3 to section 11 (basically dugout to dugout more or less) would look awesome. Even made the suggestion to the PTB.

    I was cheerfully told no way…no ROI (my interpretation, admittedly…but that’s pretty much what I was told)

    #119306

    Whiteshoes67
    Participant

    How’d the pitching look this weekend? Wanted to get out there but had guests in town who had other plans for me. What’s the word on Brown?

    #119314

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Another couple weeks for Brown as far as I know.
    Aside from one bad pitch (grand slam) pitching was fine.

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