Miami starter Eric Erickson does not have overpowering stuff, but he did a good job of controlling the game, and while State had nine hits off him, few were hit hard. The end result was a 2-1 deficit for the Wolfpack entering the ninth inning. That's when it all fell apart for a solid Miami bullpen:
Miami entered the bottom of the ninth with a 2-1 lead and Eric Nedeljkovic (0-2) -- their fourth pitcher-- on the mound. Nedeljkovic retired the lead-off hitter but Brett Austin singled. John Gianis pinch-hit for shortstop Matt Bergquist and singled to right, advancing Austin to third.
Nedeljkovic was replaced by closer E.J. Encinosa, who walked Trea Turner, to load the bases. Chris Diaz chopped a grounder to third and reached first base safely when first baseman Esteban Tresgallo couldn't come up with the low throw.
The tying run scored on the play.
Encinosa then walked Ryan Mathews on five pitches, forcing in the winning run.
Ethan Ogburn was outstanding for the Pack--save one mistake that was taken over the right field wall--and Vance Williams kept Miami off the scoreboard in 2+ innings of relief.
Carlos Rodon will start against Wake on Thursday.