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N.C. State scored a combined 38 runs over a three-game series this weekend to sweep William and Mary and begin the season 3-0

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(As Of February 11)
School Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
Boston College 9-2 .818 18-6 .750
North Carolina 8-2 .800 22-3 .880
Virginia 8-3 .727 16-7 .696
Virginia Tech 7-3 .700 17-7 .708
Clemson 5-5 .500 19-5 .792
Duke 5-6 .455 18-7 .720
Florida State 5-6 .455 17-8 .680
Maryland 4-6 .400 18-7 .720
Georgia Tech 4-6 .400 16-8 .667
NC State 3-7 .300 13-10 .565
Miami 3-8 .273 10-15 .400
Wake Forest 2-9 .182 11-13 .458

"NC State played a lethargic game in Coral Gables against Miami and lost 80-65. In State's defense, the team might have been fooled by the number of people in the stands(announced at 3,099…wink) and thought that it was just a practice scrimmage." - Chris Clarke - 850 the Buzz

"New North Carolina Coach Butch Davis recruited some primo talent when he was coach at Miami, and he's at it again with the Tar Heels. He was hired at UNC on Nov.13; in six weeks, he and his staff put together one of the top three classes in the Atlantic Coast Conference. UNC signed one of the nation's best defensive tackles (Marvin Austin of Washington), one of the nation's best wide receivers (Dwight Jones of Burlington, N.C.) and one of the nation's best quarterbacks (Mike Paulus of Syracuse, N.Y. -- whose brother, by the way, is Duke basketball player Greg Paulus). What is Davis going to do when he actually has time to recruit? If we were North Carolina State Coach Tom O'Brien, we'd be mighty worried about that." - Mike Huguenin - Orlando Sentinel

Bats power Wolfpack to opening series sweep
Dennis Burton * Technician
With much of the preseason discussion focusing on the potential talent on the pitching staff, N.C. State's new-look offense stole the show over the weekend. After putting nine runs on the board Friday, the Wolfpack bats remained hot and pounded out 23 Saturday and capped the series sweep of William and Mary on Sunday with six more. "We swung [the bats] pretty well," junior right fielder Ryan Pond said. "It was pretty cold out there, but I thought we made consistent contact all weekend." In the three games, State batted .327 as a team, knocked 18 extra-base hits and outscored the Tribe by 31 runs. Coach Elliott Avent said, after Sunday's win that this year's offense, despite the loss of six position players off last year's third-ranked scoring team, could be even better. Read More

NC State Baseball Completes Sweep Of William & Mary, 6-3
NC State Sports
Ryan Pond belted a two-run homer and Marcus Jones hit a two-run double Sunday to lead NC State to a 6-3 victory over William & Mary and a sweep of the Wolfpack's three-game series with the Tribe at Doak Field at Dail Park. NC State is now 3-0 on the season, while William & Mary is 0-3. Junior righthander Jeff Stallings (1-0) made his first start since April 15, 2005, and got the win with five solid innings of work. Stallings, who missed all of 2006 following elbow surgery, allowed three runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out four. Two of the three runs he allowed came about thanks to well-placed shallow fly balls that fell in just out of the reach of the defense. Junior righthander Eryk McConnell, making his first appearance as closer, slammed the door for his first save. McConnell pitched two scoreless innings, allowing no hits. He walked one and struck out two. Read More

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