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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  • #104156
    Wufpacker
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    Well no, still no announcement as of yet. I was never trying to be a smart ass, just like everyone else was just seeking any update I could find. What I found was a pond stock full of dick (as usual). I appreciate the vid., funny! That being said, I approve of whatever bathroom you and Cow choose to use. didn’t meant to get in between you two in the bed.

    Seeking out an update is fine. And trust me, I’ve gotten used to you not meaning to be a dick.
    I meant to be. I can actually control when I want to be and when I don’t want to be.

    #104157
    Wufpacker
    Participant

    LOL. Yeah, you don’t say

    Like I said.

    #104158
    PackofMac
    Participant

    what a bunch of diks…..no doubt.

    go back to the hill, fit in better over there

    #104159
    Wufpacker
    Participant

    You really are one of the most negative people on here. I’ve rarely seen you play well with others. Sometimes, if you think EVERYONE is a dick, it’s probably wise to take stock and figure out it’s really you that’s the dick.

    That’s free advice from me to you. Now please feel free to either play nice or STFU already.

    #104160
    TheAliasTroll
    Participant

    Watch me whip and nay nay. Just kidding I’m going to bed. If we lose Fire Gott. Much love

    #104161
    PackofMac
    Participant

    You have a notepad or some sort of alert keyed in with my “screen name” Mr. Keymaster?? You and the “boys” are asses to anyone who varies from your topic/opinions.

    Damn tough start at 11 am…..lol.

    I really did enjoy the video. Now get your a** back in bed with cow, old legs get chilly

    #104162
    Wufpacker
    Participant

    I’ll unban you sometime tomorrow probably.
    Just not in the mood to listen to your ravings tonight.
    I did tell ya, tho.
    And you still couldn’t shut your mouth.
    You seem very angry, btw. I mean in general.

    #104163
    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    Troll? WUF are you doing in a baseball thread gone …usual?

    🙂

    #104164
    TheAliasTroll
    Participant

    Only way to settle this score
    is to either post a screen shot of your bank accounts or a measurement of your premises… No pics if the latter please

    #104165
    TheAliasTroll
    Participant

    Lol premises!! Auto correct.. Figure it out hahahaha

    #104166
    Wufpacker
    Participant

    There’s nothing to be settled. I’ve got no problem with him. If I did I wouldn’t be planning to unban him tomorrow.

    Just not gonna sit here and let this thread go in that direction, at least not during the game.

    #104167
    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    WTF.

    #104168
    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Lol premises!! Auto correct.. Figure it out hahahaha

    Scary thing is I didn’t even notice that. Brain be funny too.

    #104169
    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Well, the 3 hour delay doesn’t seem to have slowed momentum.

    #104170
    TheAliasTroll
    Participant

    I was just dicking off. I am going to bed though.

    #104171
    TheAliasTroll
    Participant

    Go to bed CD! Lol

    #104172
    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Middies look like they might be a tad demoralized.

    #104173
    ncsu1987
    Participant

    ^Sudden signs of life…

    #104174
    ncsu1987
    Participant

    Wheels coming off a little here

    Need to STOP this rally

    #104175
    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Yep…need to go ahead put a stop to this before it get’s to be a self-fueled tailspin.

    #104176
    ncsu1987
    Participant

    Damn! Should have been called 3rd strike!

    #104177
    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Dammit. Oh well, at least they stopped it at 5.

    #104178
    ncsu1987
    Participant

    Every time they run that self-congratulatory Billie Jean King commercial, I think about the watered down ANOA for those [email protected] across West Raleigh’s ditches, and I puke in my mouth a little…

    #104179
    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    The Greatest has passed.

    #104180
    ncsu1987
    Participant

    ^RIP, Cassius.

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