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)
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.
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.
There are none yet.
Austin Peay at NC State
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….
I still want to punch Edgar Michelangeli in his dumb stupid head….
(douchebag certainly chose the right school)
And I guess that’s it