Every game in ACC tournament pool play is must-win for NC State if it wishes to advance, and the Wolfpack took care of business in the opener by beating Boston College, 6-1.
The victory ended BC’s short-lived three-sport hex on State, and now we can all move on. Brett Kinneman broke the game open in the seventh with a three-run home run to right field in the seventh inning.
NC State gets to relax for two days ahead of the winner-take-all game against UNC on Friday night. The result of the UNC-Boston College game is irrelevant, leaving the Tar Heels free to use a bunch of arms from the back end of their bullpen if they want. Great tournament format, huh?