Pack9 Rolls in ATL, Takes Over First

This is gonna be mostly bullet point/bytes format, but figured Wolfpack Baseball deserved a separate entry recapping the weekend’s road sweep of GT rather than just some rogue stuff in the comments section of the GT preview.

Game one, Mashing on Friday – After a more than five hour rain delay, State scores in all but one inning to take game one on Friday evening by a 13-4 final score.  Senay goes 3 for 6 including a HR, 2 doubles and 6 RBIs.  Turner also goes 3 for 6 and gets his 73rd career stolen base to tie Tom Sergio for #1 all time for the Pack.

No. 15 Pack Hammers No. 14 Georgia Tech, 13-4 (

Box Score

Game two, Rodon complete game on Saturday – Rodon Ks 10 and scatters 9 hits to notch the win (the 3rd CG win of his career) by a 6-2 final score.  Turner goes 2 for 4 with a HR and 2 RBIs and gets his 74th stolen base to take over first place all by his lonesome on the Pack’s all time list.

Turner Sets Record, Rodon Complete Game Seals Series (

Box Score

Game three, Pack perseveres Sunday – After Grant Clyde’s 3rd inning grand slam makes it 5-0 State, GT answers with authority and the Pack finds itself down 7-6 down the stretch.  Pack manages to get two in the 9th small ball style, then Chris Overman slams the door on the Jackets in the 9th for the win.

No. 15 Pack Sweeps No. 14 Georgia Tech (

Box Score

Chris Overman – throws only 48 pitches to work 4 scoreless innings on Sunday.  He has still yet to surrender an earned run in 2013.

Tarran Senay – knocks in 9 runs on the weekend.

Trea Turner – breaks the Pack’s career stolen base mark (74) as a sophomore.  And oh yeah, goes 8 for 14 in Atlanta for good measure.  Now batting .437 on the season.

Carlos Rodon – Hopefully returning to form at the right time.  Saturday start seems to have agreed with him.


-This weekend’s sweep runs the Pack’s record to 32-10 (14-7 ACC).

-FSU (13-8) gets swept in Charlottesville, Clemson (13-8) drops 2/3 in Coral Gables, Wolfpack moves into sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division.

-State has now won four straight conference series, including sweeps the past three weekends (vs VT, @BC, @GT).

-State makes a big jump back into the top 10 of the NCAA RPI rankings.  With the road sweep of GT, RPI currently sits at #8; this is a big deal for the Pack’s hopes of hosting a regional and hopefully garnering one of 8 national seeds (ie, super regional hosting) in the upcoming NCAA tournament.

-The Pack has now won 14 consecutive games and 16 of 17 since getting swept on the road @UVa.

-The Wolfpack’s current 14 game win streak is tied for the longest current streak in the nation.  Any guesses as to who we’re tied with for that distinction?  Hint: They bring their blue asses to Raleigh next weekend after sweeping Duke at home this weekend.

-State now comes home to Raleigh for their longest homestand of the year, but it will be anything but easy.  A single game vs Davidson kicks things off on Tuesday at 6pm, then the Tar Heels roll into town for three next weekend, 4/26-4/28 (More on those assholes later in the week, of course).  The Pack then gets some rest during the following week before a non-conf three game weekend series in Raleigh vs Presbyterian (5/3-5/5) and a single home date vs UNC-W (5/7).  Then Atlantic Division rival (and probably pretty pissed off right about now) FSU rolls into town for three games (5/11-5/13).

-Next weekend’s home series vs Carolina will feature the two ACC division leaders.


Clyde’s grand slam, Williams’ four hits help NC State finish sweep of Ga. Tech (

NC State rallies in ninth to sweep Georgia Tech (

Pack Sweeps Jackets (

Saturday Roundup: NC State’s Carlos Rodon Returns To Form (

Saturday roundup: Rodon rises up (

Eagle Futility Watch

And BC (God bless ’em…you knew I had to give them a mention) misses out on what might have been their best shot at a conference win as they get swept in Winston this weekend, including blowing an early 7-0 lead vs the Deacs on Sunday en route to an 11 inning 10-9 loss.

BC still has 9 shots at it in 2013 (3 vs Miami; 3 vs VT; 3 @UMd), but time is running out on them.

Current Standings

(As Of April 21)
School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
NC State 14-7 .667 32-10-0 .762
Florida State 13-8 .619 31-9-0 .775
Clemson 13-8 .619 27-13-0 .675
Wake Forest 6-14 .300 22-20-0 .524
Maryland 6-15 .286 21-20-0 .512
Boston College 0-20 .000 6-34-0 .150
School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
North Carolina 18-2 .900 39-2-0 .951
Virginia 16-5 .762 35-6-0 .854
Georgia Tech 11-10 .524 27-13-0 .675
Miami 10-11 .476 27-16-0 .628
Virginia Tech 9-12 .429 24-17-0 .585
Duke 8-13 .381 22-21-0 .512

There’s a lot more to talk about that I didn’t already cover here, so feel free to toss in your 2 cents in the comments.

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13 Responses to Pack9 Rolls in ATL, Takes Over First

  1. PackerInRussia 04/22/2013 at 2:58 AM #

    Excellent baseball weekend. They even gave it variety: Game 1 – big offense; Game 2 – dominant pitching (the stats I saw said no BB? That’s pretty impressive over 9 innings); Game 3- come from behind last inning victory with a grand slam mixed in.
    Also great about taking over first place.
    Not to mention the Orioles getting a doubleheader sweep of the Dodgers although they missed out on the series sweep.

  2. Wufpacker 04/22/2013 at 3:08 AM #

    LOL, yep…I had the Os/Dodgers on the TV proper while watching the Pack/GT on ESPN3.

    The games kinda mirrored each other for a bit…both lead early then fell behind. Was hoping Os could pull it out and give me the uber great weekend, but I’ll take a Pack sweep and an Os 2/3 series win.

  3. DC_wolf 04/22/2013 at 8:21 AM #

    Wow, can’t believe I’m reading this… I’m psyched!! I was out on the Triumph all day yesterday so just now getting the good news ’bout the Pack & Birds.

    Well, next series with the Blueholes will certainly be a stern test – & looking @ the standings, the 1 w/FSU looming on the horizon will certainly be intriguing. Thanks for the great roundup, Wuf!

  4. PackerInRussia 04/22/2013 at 8:23 AM #

    Yeah, I was one step down; had the O’s on an internet feed and was watching the Gametracker for the State game. It was weird how they mirrored; I kept getting confused about which game was which. Too bad they didn’t end the same way.

  5. gumby 04/22/2013 at 9:50 AM #

    Please don’t call those pany-blue cheaters “a**holes” – it is an insult to a**holes.

  6. MISTA WOLF 04/22/2013 at 10:06 AM #

    Nice to know that some fellow Wolfpackers also have some love for the O’s. Hopefully the Wolfpack and Orioles can build on their post season results from last year.

  7. WolftownVA81 04/22/2013 at 2:38 PM #

    Great recap. Thanks. Hope to be able to watch on ESPN3 this weekend.

  8. BJD95 04/22/2013 at 3:44 PM #

    It’s insane just how blazing hot the Pack and Holes are heading into this weekend. Let’s hope we are the squad that STAYS that way!!!

  9. SaccoV 04/22/2013 at 6:49 PM #

    Wufpacker, I’m a Dodgers fan and was hoping for the third game win!! Agreed with BJD, and hope that the steamroller rolls right over the asterisk.

  10. mak4dpak 04/22/2013 at 9:08 PM #

    Sticking to the subject matter (NC State baseball), congrats to the team, in taking over first place, and hopefully winning the series against the holes. with a sweep being all the sweeter.

  11. Wufpacker 04/23/2013 at 12:30 AM #

    Poll movement for this week:

    Baseball America – #6 (up from #15)
    Perfect Game – #6 (up from #16)
    Collegiate Baseball – #9 (up from #15)
    USA Today – #11 (up from #16)
    NCBWA – #13 (Up from #17)

    And #8 in the RPI (up from #20)

  12. vtpackfan 04/23/2013 at 11:36 AM #

    Overheard Avent last night saying he wanted temporary bleachers put in for the weekend series. Can’t happen though because, unlike a C-F, there is no room inside the ballpark. Assume it would be a liability issue in a school sponsored viewing location outside the confines.

  13. ncst8zr1 04/23/2013 at 9:31 PM #

    Pack beats Davidson with sac fly bottom of ninth, 4-3. Rumor that UNCW beat UNC 9-8.

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