N,C, State to the College World Series, North Carolina and Virginia will try and get in today:Wolfpack in 17 over Rice with WP[Ethan Ogburn(SWG)]

Posted by Andy Durham on June 10, 2013 at 9:45 am under College | Comments are off for this article

*****N.C. State is on to Omaha for the first time since back in 1968 and back in the Mike Caldwell days and North Carolina got bombed by South Carolina on Sunday and the Heels will try and rebound today and punch their ticket for the CWS…..Virginia never really got started on Sunday and Florida State ended up with the eliminate date at the hands of the Indiana Hoosiers….Indiana doing it now in baseball too??? Huge win for N.C. State on Sunday in 17 innings and North Carolina must find some bounce back and resolve today, if they want to make the trip to the Series again….*****

Sunday, June 9
NC State 5, Rice 4 ( 17 )
WP:Ethan Ogburn[Southwest Guilford] (5-3)
South Carolina 8, North Carolina 0

Indiana 11, Florida State 6
Mississippi State @ Virginia — suspended to Monday, June 10
Charlottesville, Va. (NCAA Super Regional)

Monday, June 10
Virginia @ Mississippi State
Charlottesville, Va.
4:00 PM

North Carolina vs. South Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (NCAA Super Regional)
7:00 PM
TV: ESPN2

Mississippi State @ Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (NCAA Super Regional)
TBA

Game stories from www.theacc.com:

NC State Advances to College World Series

RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State advanced to its first College World Series since 1968 by winning the longest super regional game in history, 5-4, in 17 innings over Rice on Sunday at Doak Field at Dail Park.

The Wolfpack (49-14) tied the school record for most wins in a season, but they had to do it with a riveting three-run ninth to force extra innings. Rice (44-20) took a 1-0 lead with a solo homer in the bottom of the first, and extended it to 2-0 with another in the sixth. A third solo home run made the score 3-1 through seven after the Pack’s first run of the game in the top half.

The Owls padded that lead to 4-1 in the eighth, before State rallied with three runs in the ninth to knot the score. Both teams stayed scoreless through the next seven innings before the Pack scored the winning run in the top of the 17th.

NC State centerfielder Brett Williams finished 3-for-7 with a run-scoring double in the top of the final inning. Tarran Senay scored on that play due to a fielding error in right field, part of his 2-for-7 outing with an RBI and a double. Trea Turner went 3-for-8 with a run. Jake Fincher improved to 61-for-63 on reaching base at least once in games this season.

Ethan Ogburn (5-3) captured the win on five shutout innings after a 77-minute rain delay. Reliever Chris Overmanpitched 2 2/3 innings before the delay, and induced a line-drive double play from the first batter after the delay, before handing the ball to Ogburn. Ogburn proceeded to mow down the first nine batters he faced, in order, and finished by retiring 14 of 17 with six strikeouts.

Gamecocks Force Game Three With Shutout

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Jordan Montgomery pitched a four-hit shutout Sunday, leading South Carolina past North Carolina 8-0 in the NCAA super regionals for the Tar Heels’ most lopsided loss this year.

Joey Pankake drove in two runs during a five-run second inning for the Gamecocks (43-19), who forced a decisive game Monday in the best-of-3 series with the winner going to the College World Series.

The Tar Heels (56-10) won Saturday’s opener 6-5 on an RBI single in the ninth, putting them within a win of returning to Omaha, Neb., for the sixth time in eight seasons.

But the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament got a short outing from a starting pitcher and fell behind early for the second straight day.

Landon Lassiter had two hits for the Tar Heels, who will be the home team in Monday’s deciding game three.


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