UNCG Baseball Set for Tuesday Matchup at No. 13 NC State

UNCG Baseball Set for Tuesday Matchup at No. 13 NC State

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team will compete against its third ranked opponent of the 2024 season at No. 13 N.C. State on Tuesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in Raleigh N.C., at Doak Field at Dail Park.

Game Info
Where: Raleigh, N.C. | Doak Field at Dail Park
When: Tuesday, March 12 | 6 p.m.
ACCNX | Live Stats

The Spartans most recently dropped their series at No. 10 Clemson this past weekend.
UNCG got on the board first in all three games against the Tigers.
The final game of the series was the closest for the Spartans, falling 6-3.
Mitchell Smith secured his first home run of the season in Sunday’s game.
The Spartans recorded a total of seven hits in the game and had zero errors.

UNCG will go into Tuesday’s game against the Wolfpack with an 8-7 overall record.
The Spartans are currently ranked in the top-20 nationally in four statistical categories: sacrifice bunts (9), hit by pitch (30), stolen bases (32), and stolen bases per game (2.67).
Jeremy Wolf stands out at third in the country, averaging 1.10 stolen bases per game.
Matt Venuto ranks 19th nationally with a 0.64 hit by pitch per game average.
Jake Ogden leads the Spartans with 16 hits on the season.
Caleb Cozart was named the SoCon Player of the Week and the Perfect Game Player of the Week after hitting four home runs in the season opening series against Fairfield. Cozart ranks 16th nationally with six home runs and 11th nationally with 21 RBI on the season.
Julien Peissel was selected as the SoCon Pitcher of the Week after starting off on the mound in UNCG’s win over No. 1 Wake Forest on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
UNCG was tabbed to finish sixth in the 2024 SoCon Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
Rob Ready was named to the Preseason All-SoCon second team.
The Spartans finished the 2023 season with a 25-34 overall record and 9-12 in SoCon play to earn the sixth spot in the SoCon Preseason Coaches’ Poll. UNCG concluded the season in the semifinal round of the SoCon Tournament, falling to No. 1 Samford, 9-5.
The Spartans welcome 22 newcomers for the 2024 season: 10 transfers and 12 freshmen.
18 Spartans return from last season for UNCG.

No. 13 N.C. State heads into Tuesday’s matchup with a 12-2 overall record on a nine-game winning streak.
The Wolfpack most recently claimed a series sweep over Boston College in Raleigh, N.C. this past weekend.
The contest between the Spartans and Wolfpack will be the first Tuesday game for N.C. State this season. The Wolfpack did play a Wednesday game in a 17-2 dominating home win over Queens Feb. 28.
NC State is ranked in the top 20-natioanlly in four categories: batting average (.337), on base percentage (.451), scoring (10.1), and home runs per game (2.00).
Alec Makarewicz stands out at fourth nationally with 24 RBI and is second nationally with his 2.18 RBI per game average.
Caleb Cozart’s brother, Jacob Cozart is currently 11th nationally with a 1.64 runs per game average.
N.C. State was picked to finish third in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) 2024 Preseason Poll.

The Wolfpack leads in the overall series against the Spartans at 33-9. The two teams met twice last season, once in Raleigh and once in Greensboro. N.C. State claimed both contests. UNCG last defeated N.C. State on Feb. 23, 2021, 16-13 in Raleigh.

UNCGgear.com is your one-stop shop for all of your official UNCG merchandise! From apparel to accessories, there is something for everyone!

Following Tuesday’s matchup at N.C. State, the Spartans will head to Tampa, Fla., to face South Florida in a weekend series from Friday, March 15 to Sunday, March 17 at the USF Baseball Stadium.

Emma White
Strategic Communications Coordinator
UNC Greensboro