RALEIGH – Wolfpack starting pitcher Matt Willadsen pitched a season-high seven innings while allowing just one run in NC State’s 7-0 defeat to Virginia on Friday afternoon at Doak Field at Dail Park.
Willadsen provided the Pack with an excellent start, pitching seven innings while allowing just one run and three hits. He struck out a season-high nine batters, capping off his performance with a strikeout in the top of the seventh inning.
Willadsen faced the minimum twice, stranding three runners in scoring position. His 118 pitches in Friday afternoon’s contest also marked a season high.
Virginia (17-1, 4-1 ACC) shut out NC State (14-5, 1-4 ACC) for the first time since the Pack was shut out at home against Wake Forest on May 21. The Wolfpack scattered six hits on the afternoon and left 10 runners on base.
The Cavaliers pushed its first run across in the fifth inning behind an RBI groundout. Anthony Stephan led off the inning with a double and was moved over to third via a sacrifice bunt before Harrison Didawick brought home the first run of the game to make it 1-0.
After a pair of scoreless innings in the sixth and seventh, Virginia extended its lead to 5-0 in the top of the eighth inning behind an RBI double from Jake Gelof and then a two-run home run from Kyle Teel to make it 4-0. The Cavaliers tacked on their fifth run of the…
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