Elliot Avent won his 900th career game on Saturday as NC State downed Coastal Carolina by a 9-2 count to win the Wolfpack’s 4th game in a row. State hosts Coastal today at 1pm in an attempt to extend the streak to five games.
Wolfpack junior shortstop, Trea Turner, has gotten hot as illustrated by going 4-for-4 yesterday including four stolen bases. See video below to view his swiping of home. The Pack has scored 20 runs in the last two days.
Coastal is typically a highly ranked opponent in baseball…but not this year. The Chanticleers’ RPI is #194 as of today, so these wins won’t have the kind of boost the Wolfpack’s resume needs. State is 26-19 with eight games remaining after today, including six winnable conference games against Wake Forest (#85 in RPI) and Virginia Tech (#143). The Pack is currently #60 in the RPI with an 11-16 record against teams in the Top 100.