Elliott Avent is going to go with his usual strategy of holding out his best starting pitcher for Saturday, and will instead give the ball to Curt Britt. This opener against Stony Brook might be setting up as a committee game, but if Britt can go deep, that obviously would be big for the Pack.
#Pack9 lineup: Ratledge ss, Knizner c, Palmeiro 1b, Willard 2b, Dunand 3b, Riley rf, CShepard dh, Fincher cf, McLain lf... Britt p— NC State Baseball (@NCStateBaseball) May 29, 2015
First pitch between the Wolfpack and Stony Brook is set for about 3:30 p.m. ET. There is no television coverage of the contest, but you can watch it online via ESPN3.
Go team. We're gonna win, and let's discuss how we go about doing the winning in this here thread.
TCU is getting about as close to a freebie as a team can get in this tournament in the nightcap, so getting off on the right foot is kind of essential for State today.