Pack9 Heads to ATL to Face GT

Wolfpack Baseball (24-9, 8-5 ACC) enters the back half of ACC play this weekend as they travel to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech (23-9, 7-7 ACC).

The Pack has won their past 6 straight and 8 of their last 9, including a road series win at defending Nat’l Champs UVa and a home sweep of Wake Forest. In so doing, State’s RPI is now up to #11.  Coupled with a national ranking of #12, the Pack is currently well positioned for hosting an NCAA regional. With upcoming road series at GT, Clemson and Louisville, and home series vs Duke and Carolina, opportunity abounds to get themselves into the national seed discussion.

But first things first. And first, the Pack needs to stay focused and channel their inner William Tecumseh Sherman this weekend (read a history book, you heathens).

State and GT are two fairly evenly matched teams offensively and defensively. GT bats .307 as a team with 28HRs and 216 runs scored and a slgpct of .455 on the season. NCSU bats .308 with 28HRs and 213 runs scored and a slgpct of .458.

Defensively speaking, GT’s fldpct is .970, while NCSU’s is .971.

The difference in this series is likely to rest on pitching. Thus far, the Pack’s starters have been better than expected and GT does give up more runs than the Pack does. That will need to continue, especially in a hostile environment.

For the record, NCSU’s team ERA is 3.55 while GT’s is 3.87, and statistically speaking at least, the Pack does have a deeper rotation and a deeper bullpen.  The Pack has the advantage there of course, again statistically speaking.  But again this is going to be on the road so pitching and defense will have to remain poised on the road, which for college players is no small thing sometimes.

Weekend Schedule

  • Friday 4/15 7:00pm – ESPN3
  • Saturday 4/16 7:00pm – ESPN3
  • Sunday 4/17 1:00pm – ESPN3


SPECIAL NOTE – I want to give a heads up now about the ECU game next Tuesday, 4/19. The game is in Greenville and will be televised on REAL non-internet TV.

Tuesday 4/19 6:30pm – CBSSN

I’ll repeat this in the comments after the GT series is over so those of you who don’t bother to read all the useless crap I type (you know who you are) will get the heads up as well.

Elsewhere in the ACC this weekend:

  • (1)Miami at Duke
  • (4)FSU at Wake
  • (15)Carolina at UVa
  • (16)Clemson at (9)Louisville
  • Pitt at VT
  • BC at ND

ACC Standings

Schools Conf W-L-T Conf PCT W-L-T PCT
Florida State 9-2-0 .818 22-9-0 .710
Louisville 10-5-0 .667 26-7-0 .788
NC State 8-5-0 .615 24-9-0 .727
Clemson 8-7-0 .533 24-9-0 .727
Notre Dame 6-7-0 .462 17-12-0 .586
Boston College 5-8-0 .385 18-11-0 .621
Wake Forest 5-10-0 .333 20-16-0 .556


Schools Conf W-L-T Conf PCT W-L-T PCT
Miami 11-2-0 .846 27-4-0 .871
North Carolina 8-7-0 .533 24-9-0 .727
Georgia Tech 7-7-0 .500 23-9-0 .719
Virginia 7-8-0 .467 21-14-0 .600
Pitt 6-8-0 .429 15-13-0 .536
Duke 6-9-0 .400 19-15-0 .559
Virginia Tech 2-13-0 .133 11-23-0 .324

After sweeping Wake Forest this past weekend, the Pack hit the road south. On their way to Atlanta to face the Jackets, they stopped off in Elon and did this…

OK, too many highlights to show ’em all. Let’s skip ahead…

When the dust had settled, the Pack had thoroughly humiliated the Phoenix by a final of 23-3 (we really should play them more often).

Go Pack!!!!!

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    Pack moves up to #6 in the D1Baseball rankings this week.
    RPI only fell to #8, so not as bad as I’d expected.
    #17 ECU hits town tonight, Pack will try to get revenge on last week’s beatdown in Greenville.
    6pm, ESPN3


    Pack downs ECU at home tonight, 6-1 Final.
    Duke this weekend at home.

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