College World Series
In 2013, NC State returned to Omaha for the first time since 1968.
The Pack's road to the College World Series began on March 25, following a three-game sweep at Virginia to fall to 16-9 (3-6 ACC). State rebounded from that start to win 34 of its next 41 games including a streak of 15-straight from Mary 31 to April 23.
The Wolfpack cruised to Omaha on a 31-4 record in the months of April, May, and June. State swept through a regional hosting gig featuring Binghamton, William & Mary, and Ole Miss without losing a game.
Doak Field at Dail Park's first super regional followed, and the Pack's momentum carried them through a ninth-inning walk-off against Rice in game one, and a 17-inning thriller over the Owls in game two to set the record for the longest super regional game in NCAA history.
State's first visit to Omaha in 45 years had an air of familiarity to it, considering NC State would be matched up with the nation's top overall seed, North Carolina, in the first round. Both teams still recovered from an 18-inning battle on May 25 in the ACC Tournament, the longest game in tournament history.
The Wolfpack rose to the occasion behind the fifth complete game of Carlos Rodon's career. State roared to a 5-0 lead over the Tar Heels through three innings, before cementing the 8-1 win. The win marked the first 50-win season in NC State baseball history.