Final from College World Series on Sunday at Omaha, Nebraska:N.C. State 8, North Carolina 1
Here is our prediction that we posted up here on Saturday night and we weren’t too far off…
N.C. State will win in 9 innings on Sunday and Rodon will go eight and he will give up no runs, with 7 K’s and 1 BB……N.C. State wins the game 3-1….
from The ACC.com, by way of GoPack.com:
OMAHA, Neb. (GoPack.com) – Carlos Rodon pitched the fifth complete game of his career as NC State rolled to an 8-1 victory over top seeded North Carolina in both teams’ College World Series opener on Sunday at TD Ameritrade Park.
The Wolfpack (50-14) cemented its first 50-win season in program history with the win thanks to one run in the first, and four more in the third. The Pack extended that lead to 6-0 in the eighth and 8-0 in the ninth before the Tar Heels (57-11) scratched in the bottom of the ninth to set the final margin at 8-1.
Making its second appearance ever, and first since 1968, NC State improved to 3-2 all-time in CWS games. The Pack will be one of three teams with a perfect 6-0 record in the 2013 NCAA Tournament following the conclusion of Sunday night’s game between LSU and UCLA. State joins Indiana at 6-0. Either LSU or UCLA will be the third.
Rodon (10-2) became the first Wolfpack pitcher to reach double digit wins since Gib Hobson in 2006 with his complete game, five hit, one earned run, eight strikeout, and two walk performance. The sophomore went 4 2/3 innings without giving up a hit, tying the previous record in a CWS game at TD Ameritrade Park, set by Arizona’s Konner Wade vs. UCLA on June 17, 2012.
After walking the leadoff batter to start the game, Rodon retired 14 Tar Heels in a row with six strikeouts before surrendering UNC’s first base hit in the fifth inning. In five career appearances against UNC, Rodon has gone 41.1 IP, allowing four earned for a 0.85 ERA with 51 strikeouts (10.84 per nine innings).
Tarran Senay and Trea Turner each extended their hitting streaks to eight games, as Turner went 1-for-4 with a run, two walks, and a stolen base to improve to 28-for-34 on the year and 4-for-4 in the 2013 postseason. Senay provided the Pack’s first RBI of the contest, his 10th of the postseason.
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