N.C. State scored a pair of runs in the top of the 12th inning, then held off an Indiana rally in the bottom of the frame to win 7-6 in an NCAA Baseball Tournament Regional game on Friday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
The Wolfpack moved to 35-23 on the season while Indiana dropped to 33-23-2. Junior right-hander Tommy DeJuneas kept a perfect 4-0 season record intact, striking out six and walking two in the process. The Charlotte, North Carolina, native allowed one run and no hits over three innings.
With the game notched at five runs apiece after 11 innings, NC State broke open the extra-inning scoring by way of a wild pitch from Indiana’s Matt Lloyd in the top of the 12th. The Wolfpack added another run on an RBI single by Brad Debo to make it 7-5.
The Hoosiers managed a run in the bottom of the inning and had the tying run on third base, but the Hoosiers fell one run short when Logan Sowers, who had two big RBIs earlier in the game, went down swinging on strikes. Lloyd picked up his second loss of the season, bringing his season tally to 3-2.
NC State second baseman Will Wilson went 2-for-5 at the plate, highlighted by a home run to left field in the fourth, as well as two runs and two RBIs on the day. NCSU shortstop Joe Dunand recorded the game’s only other home run, also going 2-for-5 with one run and one RBI.
With the win, NC State advances to Saturday’s 7:04 p.m. matchup with regional host Kentucky. Indiana is slated for an elimination contest with No. 4 seed Ohio, which fell 6-4 to the Wildcats on Friday afternoon. First pitch between IU and Ohio will take place Saturday at 12:04 p.m.
For continuing coverage of the Lexington Regional, visit the Tournament Central Page on UKAthletics.com.