Raleigh Regional Preview (sort of)

Wolfpack Baseball (35-20) didn’t necessarily have a stellar ACC Tournament showing in Durham last week. But after falling in consecutive games to Florida State and Miami, the Pack rebounded with a much needed win over Georgia Tech.

In all likelihood, the win kept the Pack from losing the opportunity to be named a regional host for the first stage of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. And even if that’s not true, the victory over the Jackets was good for the Pack to get back in the win column and build some confidence/momentum as they get set to host the opening round this weekend.

Raleigh Regional

My apologies in advance, but due to some unexpected “lack of free time” issues this week, this is going to be mostly links. And probably from more smarterer folks than me anyway. If we advance to Super Regionals, I semi-promise a better write up next week.  Probably.

NC State Hosts Raleigh Regional (GoPack.com)
(links, info, tickets, etc.)

Navy Baseball Selected to Participate in Raleigh Regional (NavySports.com)

At 35-20, overall, and 15-13 in ACC play, North Carolina State will be hosting a regional for the fifth time in program history. Under the guidance of 20th-year head coach Elliott Avent, the Wolfpack were the fifth seed in this past weekend’s ACC Tournament and went 1-2 with a 7-5 victory over Georgia Tech and setbacks to Florida State, 7-3 and Miami, 8-7.

The second-seeded Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina are 44-15 and come in with an RPI of 12 after going 4-0 and winning the Big South Championship. Saint Mary’s will be participating in its first-ever NCAA Tournament after defeating Gonzaga on Saturday in the finals of the West Coast Conference championship. The Gaels from Moraga, Calif. went 3-0 at the WCC tournament over the weekend.

“Winning an automatic bid as the Patriot League champion was a goal of team since last fall,” said Kostacopoulos. “Now we have a new challenge and goal ahead of us and I know we are all looking forward to it.”

All games of the regional will be streamed live on ESPN3.com.

 

Coastal Carolina baseball draws No. 2 seed in Raleigh regional (MyrtleBeachOnline.com)

Coastal Carolina, which swept the Big South regular-season and tournament titles, was hoping its No. 12 RPI and No. 7-rated non-conference strength of schedule would be enough to make it one of the 16 regional host sites for the first time since 2010. The Chants won their last 10 games and 31 of their last 37, but that momentum wasn’t enough to sway the selection committee.

Five teams that finished behind the Chants in the RPI earned the right to host, including a Virginia team they beat early in the season.

By Monday, though, Gilmore said he and his team had moved on from that slight.

 

Buncha damned whiners.  But yeah, they’re good.  Arguably just as good as we are.  And in all honestly, they did deserve a hosting bid.  And if they’ve got a chip on their shoulder it makes them good AND motivated.

This is why Coastal scares the bejesus out of me.

2016 NCAA Raleigh Regional Schedule

Friday, June 3
Game 1 – No. 2 Coastal Carolina vs. No. 3 Saint Mary’s, 2 p.m. – ESPN3
Game 2 – No. 1 North Carolina State vs. No. 4 Navy, 7 p.m. – ESPN3

Saturday, June 4
Game 3 – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 2 p.m. – ESPN3
Game 4 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 7 p.m. – ESPN3

Sunday, June 5*
Game 5 – Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 1 p.m. – ESPN3
Game 6 – Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 4, 6 p.m. – ESPN3

Monday, June 6
Game 7 – Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 7 p.m. (if necessary) – ESPN3

*Because of Sunday’s Ironman event being held in Raleigh, if you’re planning on attending either of Sunday’s games, you’re gonna want to take a look at this road closure map and choose an alternate route to The Doak.

 

No highlights to share this week, so instead I’ll give you a few clips of some guys who really hate umpires (and also bullpen phones….apparently). Also, that was a helluva cover up Dustin Pedroia. Well done.

George Brett is still a huge…ummmm…jerk (family site profanity editor…ENGAGED).

And even minor league skippers have their moments.

OK, that’s all I got. If the Pack advances, they are most likely to face LSU in Baton Rouge for the Super Regionals. I promise I will start doing advanced research on the Bayou Bengals so I don’t drop a badly done preview like this one on you next week. Which probably assures that LSU will get upset and I’ll have to research someone else instead at the last minute.

Meh, it’s baseball, who cares?

Go Pack!!!!!

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  • #104100

    Wufpacker
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    Wolfpack Baseball (35-20) didn’t necessarily have a stellar ACC Tournament showing in Durham last week. But after falling in consecutive games to Flor
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    #104101

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    I have just watched 2 days of DII College WS, in Cary.

    Marvelous that breaking balls don’t give catchers fits.
    One of those catchers used to be one of ours…Mangum.

    This club is quite good, but in the end…solely dependent on a tiredish pitching staff.

    #104103

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Brown is going in game one, btw.
    I get the reasoning…get into winner’s bracket and worry about tomorrow when tomorrow comes.
    I just hope somebody rises to the occasion and Coastal doesn’t pound the sh-t out of us (presuming both make it there as expected).

    #104104

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    Maybe I call “tiredish” for the never ending…changes.

    Let ’em play. Oh…and keep DeJeunes in the pen. WUF was that, Saturday?

    Idiot savant.

    #104109

    Gowolves
    Participant

    I have just watched 2 days of DII College WS, in Cary.

    Marvelous that breaking balls don’t give catchers fits.
    One of those catchers used to be one of ours…Mangum.

    This club is quite good, but in the end…solely dependent on a tiredish pitching staff.

    I was out three tonight watching the Lander Bearcats playing. Got family in the Lander athletic department. The ump tonight had generous corners tonight. To be fair it was both ways. You are right a ton of breaking stuff tonight. The catcher for Millersville was all thumbs.

    #104110

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Trea Turner called back up to the big club, btw.
    Yay.

    #104111

    44rules
    Participant

    Go Pack.

    Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy. Mao Zedong

    #104113

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Coastal takes game one, 5-2 final over St Mary’s.
    Pack and Navy tee it up in about 2 hours.

    #104114

    pakfanistan
    Participant

    GO WOLPFACK!

    #104115

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Guy doing color on ESPN3 broadcast ain’t got too much on the ball, btw.

    #104116

    tractor57
    Participant

    Guess he got his education at the dump on the hump.

    #104117

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    In addition to other evidence, he called a “run” a “point” earlier.
    I almost pitched the iPad thru the window.

    #104118

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Brown not looking exactly sharp so far.

    #104119

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Brown not looking exactly sharp so far.

    And not getting any sharper. Kind of amazed it’s still scoreless.
    2 innings, 2 Houdini acts for Brown after getting into trouble.

    And am I already talking to myself? That doesn’t usually happen until much later in the evening.

    #104120

    tjfoose1
    Participant

    For whatever reason, the game is not appearing in the list of my watchespn app.

    Can somebody post the link?

    Thanks

    #104121

    Wufpacker
    Participant
    #104122

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Pack draws first blood bottom 4.
    Pack leads 1-0 going to the 5th.

    #104123

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    Hahn and Haynes ain’the doing much better…lord…really bad.

    The boys need to start sittin’ down on Gillingham.

    #104124

    tractor57
    Participant

    5-0 not a bad showing so far.

    #104125

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    Knew the delay was coming. NCAA rules…lightning gets you an automatic 20 min. with every flash.

    Looks like the guys decided to sit on Gillingham’s thumbers.

    #104126

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Yep, I figured as well. Those puppies passed thru my neck of the woods a little more than an hour ago.

    #104127

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    calm as a duckpond on my end of teh county…twas 3-nil when I was in the car. Still that way?

    Focusing my mojo on Glorious el beisbol Cardinals and Colombia right now.

    #TeamDrugsAndAsses

    #104128

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    5-0, Pack will still be batting bottom 5th with two away and nobody on when play resumes.

    #104129

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    #TeamDrugsAndAsses

    A good mix if’n ever there was one.

    #104130

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    ^ Sometimes, championship worthy.

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