Great night at the Doak as a horrendous umpiring crew still were not able to keep the Wolfpack from notching an important and impressive win over Ray Tanner’s South Carolina Gamecocks in Raleigh.
In fact, this win was so impressive and so important that it will easily rank in the Top 5 wins of the 2007-2008 season for all NC State sports.
N.C. State got everything it needed Saturday night to beat South Carolina. And for the Pack, it took a little of everything.
The top-seeded Wolfpack fought past the Gamecocks 5-4 in the NCAA Raleigh Regional at Doak Field in what both coaches — State’s Elliott Avent and South Carolina’s Ray Tanner — called, simply put, a great college baseball game.
What did it take to win and move one victory away from reaching a Super Regional? State (40-20) got another strong, quality start from crafty Clayton Shunick and then solid relief pitching. The Pack had clutch hits. It made huge fielding plays. It seemingly made all the right moves
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State, which last won a regional in 2003, plays at 6 tonight needing one more victory to advance to the Super Regional round. The second-seeded Gamecocks (39-22) face fourth seed James Madison (39-18) at 1 p.m., with the winner advancing to take on the Pack.