Wolfpack Baseball Headed to Fort Worth

During a strong showing in Durham this past week, which saw Wolfpack Baseball (34-21, 18-15 ACC) sweep thru their Pool B brethren at the 2015 ACC Baseball Championship but fall one game short of bringing home the hardware on Sunday, the Pack9 continued to improve its NCAA Tournament resume considerably, and as a result has earned itself a #2 seed for the upcoming NCAA Baseball Tournament.

Winners of 13 of its past 16 games, the Pack enters the tournament playing its best ball of the year and will begin its quest to return to Omaha by heading to the Fort Worth Regional, where they will open up play by facing the #3 seeded Stony Brook Seawolves on Friday at 2:30pm.  Regional host and #1 seeded TCU (#7 overall national seed) will face #4 seed Sacred Heart in the other opening game of the four team double elimination bracket.

 

#STATEMENT: Ft. Worth! #Pack9 headed to TCU’s regional, joining Stony Brook and Sacred Heart.

A video posted by NC State Baseball (@ncstatebaseball) on

 

Should the Pack manage to prevail in Fort Worth, they would likely remain in Texas for the Super Regionals, as the Fort Worth Regional is paired with the College Station Regional (Texas A&M).

Time to make Tejas the Pack’s bitch.

And while the Pack will have to become road warriors to advance thru this year’s bracket, by all accounts they are a confident bunch in spite of Sunday’s championship game loss.

This loss wasn’t bitter for NC State baseball team (NewsObserver.com)

N.C. State came so far, so fast at the end of this season, culminating in a 3-0 run through pool play in Durham that included wins over Notre Dame and Miami, that falling short didn’t sting like it might have otherwise.

“This weekend, it kind of showed everybody on the team that we could win the tight games,” N.C. State catcher Andrew Knizner said. “When we play with confidence, we can compete with anybody in the country – beating Miami, who’s top five or whatever they are. It gives us confidence going into a regional that we can play with the best teams in the country.”

No, this team still feels pretty good about things heading into the NCAA tournament, and for good reason despite Sunday’s loss. Whatever sour taste was left from last season, the bitter sting of what might have been, has been washed away. Down the stretch, this team has been nothing but sweet.

So, for those of us who are still clinging to the bitter taste of Sunday’s defeat, let’s take a page from the team itself and get our minds right.  There’s still baseball to be played, hopefully a lot, and one never knows what this team might be capable of.

And besides….

As an aside, Congrats to both Louisville (#3) and Miami (#5) for earning national seeds.

As another aside, Carolina did not make the field as one of the first four out.

Go Pack!!!!

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    Wufpacker
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    During a strong showing in Durham this past week, which saw Wolfpack Baseball (34-21, 18-15 ACC) sweep thru their Pool B brethren at the 2015 ACC Base[See the full post at: Wolfpack Baseball Headed to Fort Worth]

    #86564

    Pack78
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    Wuf-Look forward to your assessment of our regional opponents in FW…Holes apparently did NOT make the field-wonder why their athletic programs seem to be declining?

    #86565

    Wufpacker
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    Yep, Carolina in the first four out.

    Later on I’m gonna sit down and take a close look at the other teams in our regional, but I can already tell you not to sleep on Stony Brook. Those guys are tough pretty much every year and they made a LOT of NCAAT noise a couple years back, going thru regionals at Miami (as a 4 seed IIRC) and super regionals at LSU in the process of making the CWS.

    #86567

    TheCOWDOG
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    Good point Wuf. Before talking TCU rematches, a baleful eye must be cast on those yankee ballplayers.

    #86568

    Adventuroo
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    SEC and ACC had most teams @ 7

    #1 Seed – FSU, Louisville & Miami (FL)
    #2 Seed – NCSU, Notre Dame
    #3 Seed – UVA, Clemson

    Really not too shabby. We have to “survive and advance”. No need to look ahead.

    GO PACK….I’m proud of what the team accomplished. Now WHERE is that UNX team? Oh, yeah…..they are staying in CH to catch up on their studies.

    #86569

    Wolfanatic
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    A wolven affair when the Wolfpack takes on the Seawolves. Mr. Wuf versus Wolfie the Seawolf in the mascot matchup.

    #86571

    Heelh8r
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    I had to look up “baleful” but now that I’m up to speed, I definitely agree about the yankees. I am going to try to work this new found word into my routine tomorrow.

    #86573

    Adventuroo
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    I,too, had to look up baleful. I thought it was when the loft in the hay barn was at peak capacity….but am now cognizant that the CowDog has been reading too many BLS’s and is picking up new words.

    Sounds like a plan to me….we need hitters with baleful bats…..

    #86574

    AsheWolf
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    Save the Bales!!!

    #86575

    AsheWolf
    Participant

    Baleful has been very very good to me.

    #86576

    PackerInRussia
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    Cowdog, trying to work in that yankee angle I see 😉

    Not sure what to make of their hand gesture/symbol:

    Stony Brook...uhhhh

    #86580

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    That one is easy, Russky.

    “Beware the circle change.”

    ( Unless it is flashed to spectators of the fairer set, from the bullpen. Then it’s Katie bar the door as to meaning.)

    #86581

    PackFamily
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    Headline misspelled; says ” Forth Worth”

    #86582

    ncsu1987
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    Been away for a while, really missed these threads, so good to return to my peaceful sports phrontistery.

    Kudos to TheCOWDOG on the eellogofusciouhipoppokunurious adjective.

    Excellent thread, excellent baseball, ready to introduce Tejas to the fury of Eastern Wolves.

    Especially given my attitude toward the recent pronouncements coming from UNX and their paid shills, which I can only describe as floccinaucinihilipilification.

    Ok, ok, I’m tapped out.

    #86584

    Wufpacker
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    Headline misspelled; says ” Forth Worth”

    Ooops. Interesting that it took nearly a day for someone to say something. Glad I didn’t have spinach in my teeth.

    Must have to do with some brain-pattern-typing quirk or another, because it wasn’t just in the headline. Three other places in the article I had done the same thing and never even noticed it despite multiple proofreads both before and after publishing.

    #86588

    AsheWolf
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    Never saw that typo but you did misspell Wolpfack.

    #86596

    Heelh8r
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    I did it! I didn’t actually say “baleful”, but I did give a customer who has been giving me trouble a baleful stare as she walked away. Come to think of it, I gave her one last week too and didn’t even know what it was. And I’m pretty sure she is a yankee so it’s a perfect fit. If a baleful look can be given with glee in your heart, I did it today. Thanks CD!

    The missing h in the title Forth Worth has really got me concerned. Seems to me, that is messing with mojo, and I would really like to see it changed back. If we could just win the Forth Worth regional, we could move on to the Collage Station Super Regional on our way to Omaha.

    #86597

    PackFamily
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    You misspelled Ohama

    #86599

    Heelh8r
    Participant

    Haha I like it we got a plan

    #86600

    Pack78
    Participant

    So lets dominate the State of Texhas…

    #86602

    AsheWolf
    Participant

    Ima drink a fifth in Forth.

    #86604

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    You misspelled Ohama

    You wanna know something really sad? When I first read that, I thought YOU had typed “Obama”, and I thought HOW THE HELL DID I MISSPELL OBAMA??? I DON’T EVEN REMEMBER SAYING ANYTHING ABOUT OBAMA!!!

    I think I need a nap.

    #86606

    JohnGalt78
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    I wish Omaha were our president.

    #86612

    Texpack
    Participant

    The correct spelling is Tejas

    #86613

    AsheWolf
    Participant

    ^ Just one “s”?

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