Our rally in the bottom of the 9th falls short. Link to N&O. Errors and overall sloppy defensive play kill the Pack this afternoon…and with that, the season. State never seemed to recover from the marathon loss to Georgia Tech at the ACC tournament. Oh well
…another season and another failure to advance to the College World Series for Coach Avent.
FIFTEEN YEARS in the dugout and not a single ACC Championship, first place finish or or College World Series to show for it (despite 11 NCAA Tournament berths).
Since Avent took the reigns at NC State, SEVEN different programs have won an ACC Baseball Championship. NC State has not. In fact, more schools have won ACC baseball championships than have not….
…and, SIX other Atlantic Coast Conference programs have managed to advance to at least one College World Series.
* Miami has attended 8 CWS
* Clemson has attended 5 CWS
* Georgia Tech has attended 2 CWS
* UNC-CH has attended 4 CWS
* Florida State has attended 5 CWS
* Virginia has attended 1 CWS
* Ray Tanner’s South Carolina has attended 4 CWS
I just find this^ relative performance to be too far from our competition to be as agnostic as many.
Coach Avent has compiled a record of 197-198 in ACC regular-season play and hasn’t had a winning season in the league since 2008, going just 40-50 in the last three seasons.
Oh well…I will sign off the exact same thing I have signed off on at the end of baseball season since SFN launched — wait til next year!!!
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