May 10, 2013
|No. 9 Florida State (40-9, 16-8 ACC) at No. 5 NC State (38-11, 15-8)
||88.1 WKNC, GoPack.com
||Senior Day festivities begin at 11:35 a.m. on Saturday
No. 5 NC State hosts No. 9 Florida State in a critical three-game ACC series beginning Saturday at Noon, continuing Sunday at 3 p.m., and concluding Monday night at 7 p.m. at Doak Field at Dail Park this weekend.
Saturday's game will be televised on the ACC's Regional Sports Network, carried locally by FS Carolinas. Monday night's contest is the ACC Monday game on ESPNU. Sunday's game will be streamed on ESPN3.
The Wolfpack (38-11, 15-8 ACC) trails the Seminoles (40-9, 16-8) by half a game at the top of the ACC Atlantic division standings. Last season, the Pack won game one in Tallahassee over the then-No. 1 Noles, before falling in the next two to lose the series.
NC State has not lost a weekend series in its last six tries, compiling a 5-0-1 series record during that stretch. The Pack won four ACC series in a row before splitting with UNC to represent the tie, then added a sweep of Presbyterian last week. The Wolfpack has swept two of its last three ranked opponents (No. 14 Georgia Tech and No. 22 Virginia Tech).
This weekend marks the final three home games of the 2013 regular season for NC State, putting a bow on an outstanding showing by the Wolfpack faithful all season long. NC State has drawn 53,979 spectators this season, smashing the previous single-season record by over 5,000 already. The average attendance for Wolfpack home games is 1,791, more than 400 per game over the previous record.
Carlos Rodon will take the mound on Saturday with a chance to pass Cory Mazzoni on the career strikeouts leaderboard. Rodon has 249 through 29 appearances in his career, needing seven to tie Mazzoni for the seventh most punchouts in program history.
Radio coverage for the weekend will be provided by 88.1 WKNC. Fans can also follow along with live stats on GoPack.com, or on Twitter via @NCStateBaseball.
|Saturday, 12 p.m.
||Carlos Rodon, LHP (6-2, 4.14 ERA) vs. Luke Weaver, RHP (5-1, 1.98)
|Sunday, 3 p.m.
||Ethan Ogburn, RHP (4-2, 2.45) vs. Brandon Leibrandt, LHP (7-4, 3.68)
|Monday, 7 p.m.
||Brad Stone, LHP (2-1, 5.93) vs. Scott Sitz, RHP (8-1, 1.41)