RALEIGH – The NC State baseball team hosts its first ACC series of the season this weekend, opening a three-game series on Thursday night against Virginia. This weekend’s series will run Thursday through Saturday with first pitch times scheduled for 7 p.m., 6 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.
Thursday night’s series opener at Doak Field at Dail Park will be broadcasted on ACC Network. Friday and Saturday’s games will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra. A free audio stream will be available on the Varsity Network App for all three games with Chris Hooks on the call. All three games will also be available on the radio on WKNC 88.1.
No. 23 NC State (14-3, 1-2 ACC) holds a 122-81-1 overall record against No. 14 Virginia (15-1, 2-1 ACC). This weekend’s series will mark the first time the Pack and Cavaliers have faced off since March 2020.
PROJECTED STARTING PITCHERS
Thursday – TBA (NCSU) vs. TBA (Virginia)
Friday – TBA (NCSU) vs. TBA (Virginia)
Saturday – TBA (NCSU) vs. TBA (Virginia)
THE MATCHUP: SERIES AGAINST VIRGINIA
NC State leads the all-time series against the Cavaliers 122-81-1 with the two programs first facing off all the way back in 1903. Other notes on this weekend’s home ACC opener for the Wolfpack:
• NC State and Virginia have split their past 32 games, 16-16
• The last time NC State and Virginia met came on March 6-8, 2020, when the Cavaliers hosted the Pack in Charlottesville. Virginia won the series with wins on Friday and Sunday. NC State won game two of the series on Saturday 6-2 by scoring four runs in the final three innings
• The teams last met at Doak Field on March 29-31, 2019, where NC State used wins on Friday and Sunday to earn a series victory. The Pack scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning in the Sunday contest to win 8-7 and take the series.
• NC State is one of just four ACC programs (NC State, Miami, Florida State and Louisville) that Virginia head coach Brian O’Connor has a losing record against. The Pack holds a 27-21 edge in 48 games against UVA since O’Connor took over the program in 2004.
LAST TIME ON THE DIAMOND
The Wolfpack got off to a slow start in its 14-6 loss to Elon on Tuesday, dropping its first home game of the season. The Phoenix jumped out to an 11-0 lead after the top of the third. NC State battled back to trim its…
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