Weekend Watch: Pack at Miami

The Wolfpack travels to Miami after a full week of rest to take on the Hurricanes in a three-game series. Pack Pride's Austin Johnson takes a look at the match-up.

Series At A Glance
No. 21 NC State (Overall: 24-10, Home: 16-5, Away: 6-2, Neutral: 2-3, ACC: 9-6)
(Overall: 21-14, Home: 16-6, Away: 5-8, ACC: 7-8)

Probable Starters

NC State: LHP Eric Surkamp (3-1) - 3.00 ERA, 48 Strikeouts, .235 Opp BA
Miami: LHP Scott Maine (2-5) - 4.03 ERA, 38 Strikesouts, .287 Opp BA

NC State: RHP Andrew Brackman (5-2) - 3.42 ERA, 48Strikeouts, .250 Opp BA
Miami: RHP Enrique Garcia (2-2) - 3.08 ERA, 27 Strikeouts, .259 Opp BA

NC State: RHP Jimmy Gillheeney (3-1) – 2.45 ERA, 31 Strikeouts, .233 Opp BA
Miami: TBA


  • Miami leads the all-time series against the Pack, 15-7.
  • The Hurricanes won two of three last year at Doak Field. The Pack won the opener 9-2 but dropped the Saturday game 9-6 and lost on Sunday in a 12-10 shootout.
  • Before joining the ACC, Miami had beaten the Pack five times in the NCAA Tournament.
  • NC State currently sits in third place in the Atlantic Division with a 9-6 mark in league play. They trail Florida State (10-2) and Clemson (8-4).
  • Eric Surkamp leads all Pack starters in ERA but has been hit with terrible luck all season. He's registered just one decision in his last six starts despite allowing a 2.82 ERA with 33 hits, 10 walks and 35 strikeouts in just over 38 innings.
  • State went into last weekend with a perfect 18-0 record when leading after five innings. The Pack lost two of three games to the Noles despite leading after five each day, pushing the mark to 19-2.
  • Caleb Mangum is riding a nine-game hitting streak, batting .486 over that span. He's hitting .408 in his last 20 games since hitting .200 over his first 11 games while recovering from a stress fracture in his left shin.
  • Mike Roskopf has been just as hot for the Pack, hitting .486 with five home runs and 14 RBIs over his last eight games. He now leads the team with seven home runs on the year.

    Statistical Leaders

    Batting Avg: Pat Ferguson, .372
    Hits: Caleb Mangum, 39
    Runs:Joe Florio, 34
    Home Runs: Mike Roskopf, 7
    RBIs: Ryan Pond, 28
    Stolen Bases: Ramon Corona, 7

    Wins: Andrew Brackman, 6
    Saves: Eryk McConnell, 8
    ERA: McConnell, 0.71
    Strikeouts: Eric Surkamp and Brackman, 48
    Innings Pitched: Brackman, 54.1
    Opp Batting Avg: McConnell, .211

    Batting Avg:
    Yonder Alonso, .367
    Hits: Mark Sobolewski, 46
    Runs: Alonso, 33
    Home Runs: Alonso, 10 RBIs: Alonso, 43
    Stolen Bases: Blake Tekotte and Alonso, 9

    Wins: Eric Erickson, 4
    Saves: Danny Gil, 2
    ERA: David Gutierrez and Erickson, 1.96
    Strikeouts: Erickson, 40
    Innings Pitched: Erickson, 46
    Opp Batting Avg: Gutierrez, .198

    Atlantic Coast Conference
    Batting Avg:
    Tony Thomas Jr. FSU, .483
    Hits: Thomas Jr., 71
    Runs: Thomas Jr., 58
    Home Runs: Allan Dykstra WF, 13
    RBIs: Dustin Ackley UNC, 46
    Stolen Bases: Nate Parks VT, 27

    Wins: Three players tied at 8
    Saves: Eryk McConnell NCSU and Andrew Carignan UNC, 8
    ERA: Jacob Thompson UVA, 1.49
    Strikeouts:Bryan Henry FSU, 63
    Innings Pitched:Henry, 62.1
    Opp Batting Avg: Tony Bajoczky DU, .187

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