#Pack9 ready for series game at Louisville

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RALEIGH- Baseball’s No. 23 NC State (24-11, 10-7 ACC) is scheduled to travel to No. 11 Louisville (25-11, 9-6 ACC) this weekend for a three-game series. The teams will play Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. at Jim Patterson Stadium.

Friday’s game will air on the ACC Network with Sam Ravech and Gaby Sanchez on the call, and the final two will be on ACCNX. Additionally, all three games will stream on WKNC 88.1 and the Varsity Network app.

STARTING PITCHERS

Friday – RHP Logan Whitaker (NCSU) v RHP Jared Poland (UL)
Saturday – HPR matt willadsen (NCSU) vs. TBA (UL)
Sunday – TBA (NCSU) vs. TBA (UL)

LAST TIME OUT

NC State scored nine unanswered points en route to its 13-5 win over High Point Wednesday night at Truist Point, home of the High Point Rockers, extending its winning streak to six.

With Victory Head Coach Elliott Aventthe school’s winningest coach, earned his 950th victory at NC State and Tommy White broke the Wolfpack’s freshman home run record with his 14th of the season.

Besides, Devonte Brown had a career night with four hits, including a triple and a home run, and scored four runs.

SERIES HISTORY

Friday will be the 20th meeting between the Wolfpack and the Cardinals, as Louisville owns a 15-4 advantage in the all-time series.

The last time the teams met was March 19-21, 2021 in Raleigh, and Louisville swept the series with results of 13-1, 6-3 and 8-3.

The last time the teams met in Louisville was April 6-8, 2018, and NC State took 9-6, 10-3 wins to claim the series after losing Game 1, 8- 2.

BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC

This weekend will be a battle for first place in the league’s Atlantic Division, as Louisville is 9-6 (.600) in the conference while NC State is 10-7 (.588) against the opponents of the ACC.

The teams are currently in the top two in the division and the top three in the conference standings behind favorite Miami, which has a 14-4 (.788) record.

ON THE BRIDGE

April 26 vs. East Carolina 7 p.m.


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