GREENVILLE, N.C. — No. 15 NC State baseball’s season came to a close on Sunday afternoon with a 9-2 loss to No. 9 East Carolina in the NCAA Greenville Regional at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, N.C.
Despite a solo shot by Patrick Bailey to give the Wolfpack the advantage in the first, a six-run burst by the Pirates in the third combined with a strong outing by starter LHP Jake Agnos (8 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 9 K), propelled them to win the elimination game and move on in the regional.
The Pack ends the year with a 42-19 record while ECU improves to 44-16 overall.
How It Happened
-Bailey’s two-out solo shot to left field in the first put the Pack on the board. It was his 10th of the season and he was the third person this year to reach double digits in the category.
-The Pirates scored six runs on five hits and an error in the third to take the lead. Alec Burleson’s RBI fielder’s choice with runners at the corners opened the scoring, then back-to-back outfield singles by Jake Washer and Chandler Jenkins plated a pair of runs.
-With runners at first and second Brady Lloyd drove in a run with his double to right field, and an error on the play advanced him to third while scoring another one.
-Lloyd eventually scored on a wild pitch to make it 6-1.
-Washer launched a two-run homer to right field in the seventh, extending the Pirates’ lead to seven.
-With runners at first and second in the eighth after a one-out walk and single up the middle, an RBI single to right center by Burleson brought another run across for ECU to make it 9-1.
-In his final career at-bat Edwards led off the ninth with a solo shot to right field, but it wasn’t enough to make up the late deficit. He finished with 14 long balls on the year, which was the second-most on the team.