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    No. 8 Pack Rebounds With 5-2 Win Over Campbell

    March 6, 2013

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    Top Performers: Brett Austin (3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI),  Will Nance (3-for-4, 2 2B, R)
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    RALEIGH, N.C. - Eighth-ranked NC State weathered blustery conditions at Doak Field at Dail Park on Wednesday, navigating its way to a 5-2 victory over Campbell behind strong performances from Brett Austin and Will Nance.

    The Wolfpack (11-2) pitching staff also returned to form, despite being just hours removed from a nightmare outing at Elon on Tuesday night. Pack pitchers combined to hold Campbell (10-2) to one earned on six hits, striking out three while walking two.

    Campbell scored in the top of the first, but NC State rallied to answer and knot the score at 1-1. State fell behind again in the third, but took a 3-2 lead at the end of that frame. The Wolfpack added a run in the fourth and seventh to pull away 5-2.

    Austin turned in a 3-for-4 performance with two doubles, two runs, and an RBI in the low-scoring contest. Nance matched him with two doubles of his own in a 3-for-4 game with one run scored.

    Trea Turner went 0-for-2 at the plate, but drove in a run on a sac fly, and scored after stealing his eighth base of the year to run his remarkable streak to 21-for-25 on scoring when reaching base with less than two outs. Turner pulls to within eight stolen bases of tying Tom Sergio for the NC State career record after stealing his 65th Wednesday. Turner's 12-game hitting streak came to an end, but he and Jake Fincher both reached base for the 13th straight game this year.

    Josh Easley (1-0) claimed the win in 2 2/3 innings in relief, striking out one while holding the Camels without a baserunner. Woeck was the first reliever out of the Wolfpack pen, going 1 2/3 with one hit allowed. Ryan Wilkins earned his first save of the year. Karl Keglovits drew the start and worked 2 1/3, striking out two while allowing one earned.

    Campbell starter Ryan Mattes (3-1) took the loss after giving up four runs, two earned, on seven hits through the first five innings. Logan Self and Ryan Thompson combined to allow one earned over the final three frames.

    The Camels landed the first blow by loading the bases with nobody out in the top of the first inning. Keglovits rebounded by inducing a fly ball, then striking out the next two batters to end the threat. Campbell's lone run came on a wild pitch with two outs. Austin helped the Wolfpack answer with a two-out double to left center in the bottom half. Tarran Senay followed with a double down the left field line to plate the run.

    Campbell put runners on the corners with no outs in the third, then made it 2-1 on a sac fly. State came back with another two-out rally started by Jake Fincher's single up the middle. Austin doubled down the right field line to score him. Senay followed with an infield single to second, and Austin scored on a Camel error, on an attempt at the plate.

    The Pack extended its lead in the fourth thanks to Nance's double to right. Nance advanced to third on a throwing error and a hit batsman, setting up Turner's sac fly to make it 4-2. Turner factored again in the seventh, leading off with a walk. After seven pick off attempts, Turner stole second and scored on the next pitch when Fincher singled through the right side.

    NC State opens conference play on Friday, March 8 when it hosts Clemson at 6:30 p.m. Fans can follow along on Twitter via @NCStateBaseball, with live stats from GoPack.com, or over the airwaves on 88.1 WKNC. Streaming coverage for all three games of the series will be provided by ESPN3.


     

     

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