Insert Cliché Pirates Walking the Plank Headline Here

Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

N. C. State swept its nonconference matchups with East Carolina by a combined score of 8-1.

Tarran Senay extended his hitting streak to 10 games with the biggest bloop of the game, a Texas leaguer into left centerfield that dropped between two Pirate outfielders to plate the only runs in a 2-0 Wolfpack win. Five N. C. State (25-10) pitchers combined to scatter five hits in the shutout of East Carolina (15-18) at Doak Field.

Karl Keglovits went the first four and two third innings, surrendering just two hits in taking part in his third combined shutout of the season. It was the sixth shutout overall for the Pack and their seventh straight win.

Andrew Woeck followed Keglovits and was credited with the win, his third of the season, since the starter did not go five full innings. Then Travis Orwig and Josh Easley set up Grant Sasser, who notched his third save of the season. All five Pack hurlers fanned a batter and Orwig issued the staff's lone free pass.

State managed a measly three hits, but Jake Fincher did reach base for the 34th time in 35 games, walking after Brett Williams was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the sixth. Brett Mabry relieved Pirate starter Nick Durazo and promptly fanned Trea Turner and Brett Austin swinging before a passed ball moved both Pack base runners into scoring position. Senay took advantage, dropping his single in to score the game's only runs. Senay increased his team-leading RBI total to 33 with the clutch knock.

Durazo took the tough luck loss, yielding just one earned run in five-plus innings, and of course both runs charged to him came after he exited the pitchers duel.

Turner had one of the Pack's three hits in the game and stole two bases, bringing him to within three steals of Tom Sergio's team record. Turner was caught once. Bryan Bass had three of the Pirates' five hits but was erased twice by Austin on steal attempts.

According to the gopack.com game story, the crowd of 2,951 was a midweek record. N. C. State returns to action this weekend against Boston College in Chestnut Hill. The Eagles are winless (0-14) in ACC play.

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