NOTES: Raleigh Regional Recap

Here are some final notes on NC State from the 2013 Raleigh Regional.

All-Region Team
Position Player School
1B Tarran Senay (Most Outstanding Player) NC State
2B Logan Ratledge NC State
SS Trea Turner NC State
3B Grant Clyde NC State
OF Jake Fincher NC State
OF Zach Blanden Binghamton
OF Tanner Mathis Mississippi
C Ryan Hissey William & Mary
DH/UT Austin Anderson Mississippi
P Carlos Rodone NC State
P Brett Koehler William & Mary

• NC State will be making its fourth NCAA Super Regional appearance since the format was instituted in 1999. The Wolfpack traveled to Coral Gables, Fla., in 2003; to Athens, Ga., in 2008; and to Gainesville, Fla., in 2012.

When the Wolfpack advanced to the 1968 College World Series, in the program's only trip to Omaha, Neb., it won the District III Region in Gastonia, N.C. The Wolfpack will face the winner of the NCAA Eugene (Ore.) Regional.

If national eighth-seed and host Oregon wins that regional, the Ducks will host next weekend's best-of-three series. If another team wins, the Wolfpack will host.

• The Pack has advanced to the Super Regional round in each of the three times it has hosted a region championship at Doak Field at Dail Park. Sunday's win improved the Wolfpack's record to 10-1 in its three times as an NCAA regional host (2008, ‘12, ‘13) on its home field.

The Pack also hosted an NCAA Regional in 2003 at Fleming Stadium in Wilson, N.C.

• In its three games this weekend, NC State allowed just three runs, the fewest the school has ever allowed in its 26 NCAA regional appearances. The previous mark was seven runs allowed en route to the 2008 Raleigh Regional title, when the Pack outscored its three opponents, 13-7.

Last season, the Pack gave up 31 runs in its five-game run to the regional title, while scoring a school-record 56 regional runs.

• Sunday's win was the Wolfpack's 47th of the season, which ranks as the fourth most in school history. The school record is 49, which was set in 1993, followed by 48 in both 1990 and ‘91.

• For the second consecutive year, Tarran Senay had a homer and five RBIs in the title game of an NCAA Raleigh Regional. He came off the bench last season to hit a three-run homer and a two-run single against Vanderbilt.

• In Sunday's title game against William & Mary, he had a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run single in the eighth. He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the regional after going 5-for-11 with two home runs and seven RBIs in the Wolfpack's three games.

• Sophomore Jake Fincher's single in the first inning extended his streak of reaching base to 59 of the Pack's 61 games this season. Fincher had three singles, increasing his team lead in multi-hit contests this season to 25.

• Sophomore second baseman Logan Ratledge had his second three-hit game of the season against the Tribe, going 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI. He also had a 3-for-4 outing against Presbyterian on May 5.

• After playing its first two games in the Raleigh Regional without an error, the Wolfpack committed three miscues in the title game against William & Mary, giving up two unearned runs.

• For the second game in a row, the Wolfpack pitching staff did not give up a walk on Sunday. Starter Carlos Rodon did not allow a free pass in Saturday's masterful 1-0 win over William & Mary, while Brad Stone, Ryan Wilkins and Grant Sasser did not allow a walk in their combined nine innings of work on Sunday.

On the weekend, the Pack pitching staff had 25 strikeouts and two walks.


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