NC State baseball team cools off UNCW

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Submitted: Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:46am
Updated: Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:50am

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RALEIGH, NC (UNCW) – UNCW’s bullpen held NC State in check over the final 7.1 innings, but the damage was done as NC State scored seven runs in the opening inning on its way to a 10-2 win over the Seahawks on Wednesday at Doak Field.

The Wolfpack improved to 22-18 with the win and finished off a season sweep of the home-and-home series with the Seahawks. UNCW dropped back to .500 at 20-20 with the loss.

Junior Logan Jernigan (5-3) earned the win, breezing through five innings and allowing two runs on four hits and two walks. He struck out six.

Phillips (2-3) took the loss for UNCW and was unable to make it out of the first inning. The bullpen combined to hold NCSU to three runs over the final 7.1 innings. Ricky Holden allowed one run over 3.1 innings out of the bullpen.

Drew Farber had two hits for the Seahawks, who were outhit, 12-4. Terence Connelly and Steven Linkous added RBI singles.

Trea Turner, Brent Austin and Carlos Rodon had two hits apiece for the Wolfpack.

Up next: The Seahawks return to conference play with a key series at Delaware this weekend. The series opens on Friday with a 3 p.m. start at Bob Hannah Stadium.

How it happened: The Wolfpack plated seven runs on five hits and a pair of walks in the first inning against UNCW starter Evan Phillips, who lasted just two outs.

Inside the box score: UNCW failed to get a leadoff hitter on base in all nine innings and were 1-10 with two out … The Wolfpack went 7-for-13 in RBI chances … NCSU also scored 5-of-6 runners from third with less than two out.

Notes: UNCW has dropped its last seven against the Wolfpack … Casey Golden pushed his on base streak to 14 games straight … UNCW used seven pitchers out of the bullpen … The Seahawks had their modest three-game winning streak halted.

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DAYTON, OH (SPRINGFIELD NEWS SUN) — Dayton picked up its first new men’s basketball recruit since its run to the Elite Eight on Wednesday when Detwon Rogers, a 6-foot-5 forward from the College of Southern Idaho, signed a national letter of intent.

Rogers visited UD from Sunday night to Tuesday morning. He also visited San Francisco and Louisiana Tech. Wichita State and Auburn were also reportedly interested in Rogers, who is eligible to play right away and will have two seasons at UD.

Rogers said he watched all of UD’s NCAA tournament games and picked the Flyers to beat Ohio State in the second round.

Rogers is originally from Raleigh, N.C. He graduated from New Hanover High School in Wilmington, N.C.

Rogers said he didn’t qualify academically out of high school. That’s why he played two seasons at a junior college. He averaged 16.7 points and 7.2 rebounds and shot 51 percent from the floor last season. He made 24-of-62 3-pointers.


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NC State baseball team cools off UNCW

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Submitted: Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:49am
Updated: Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:15am

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) — Trea Turner homered and knocked in five runs as nationally-ranked NC State ran past UNCW, 11-2, on Wednesday at Brooks Field.

The Wolfpack improved to 15-8 with the non-conference road win and halted a six-game losing streak. The Seahawks fell below the .500 mark with the loss and stand at 11-12 entering this weekend’s Colonial Athletic Association opening series at James Madison.

Turner, who homered in the first inning, was lone Wolfpack to have two hits on the night. Kyle Cavanaugh and Preston Palmiero each added a hit and two runs batted in.

UNCW was held to five hits on the game while Terence Connelly and Luke Dunlap had RBI hits.

Logan Jernigan (4-2) earned the win, striking out three over 2.1 innings.

UNCW freshman starter Cory Gantz (0-1) took the loss for UNCW, allowing three runs on four hits and a pair of walks in 3.2 innings.

How it happened: Leading 2-1 in the top of the third, Gantz appeared to end the inning with a ground ball to shortstop, but a balk was called and Turner advanced to second. Logan Ratledge followed with a two-out RBI single to make it 3-1. NCSU added four in the sixth and two more in the 7th to take a 9-2 lead. All six of those runs came with two out.

Inside the box score: NCSU finished the night with eight two-out RBI’s … UNCW went 1-for-11 in RBI situations while NCSU was 4-for-10 … UNCW pitchers combined to walk eight hitters and hit two more … Seven those reaching pass on a walk or hit batter came around to score for NC State … The Wolfpack went 7-for-16 with two outs.

Notes: UNCW used eight pitchers on the evening … The Seahawks fell to 2-5 when committing three or more errors.

Next up: The Seahawks open conference play this Friday with a 6:30 p.m. start at James Madison and continue the series on Saturday, also at 6:30 p.m., and conclude the series on Sunday with first-pitch slated for 2 p.m.


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