RALEIGH — N.C. State scratched out a 5-1 win over N.C. A&T to extend its season-best win streak to 10 games Tuesday at Doak Field at Dail Park.
The Wolfpack (34-12) sits one win shy of equaling an 11-game win streak achieved in 2004. The current 10-gamer represents the longest of the past eight years.
Jake Fincher led the Wolfpack going 3 for 4 with one RBI. Chris Diaz was 2 for 4 with a triple and a run.
Dillon Frye captured the win in 21/3 innings of relief, striking out four Bulldogs while holding the opposition scoreless on two hits and two walks.
N.C. A&T starter Ruben Torrellas took the loss after five innings, allowing four earned on seven hits and five walks. Reliever Jamal Clark went the final three innings, giving up one earned on three hits.
North Carolina 4, UNC Wilmington 2: The host Tar Heels carried a 4-0 lead into the seventh inning and held off a late rally from the Seahawks to win at Boshamer Stadium.
Freshman Benton Moss threw three scoreless innings to earn the win. Colin Moran and Brian Holberton contributed two hits apiece.
Closer Michael Morin entered the game with a runner on first and two outs in the eighth and forced a pop out to second base to end the threat.
Adam Griffin drove in a pair of runs on the night, and Colin Moran extended his hitting streak to 13 games with two singles.
East Carolina 4, Elon 1: The Pirates scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth on their way to a series sweep over the visiting Phoenix.
Andy Smithmyer earned the win for the Pirates after pitching 62/3 scoreless innings.
Campbell 9, Wofford 4: Campbell used a four-run sixth inning to open up a five-run advantage and outlasted host Wofford.
Michael Felton led Campbell with a 3-for-5 game that included three RBIs and a run scored.
1/3 innings to make the score 5-4
2/3 innings and allowing three hits and no runs. Matt Marksberry finished the game, pitching two innings of scoreless relief.
The Shaw Bears will play their annual homecoming game on Oct. 20 against Johnson C. Smith.
The Bears will close out their season on Nov. 3 at cross-town rival Saint Augustine’s.
Track and Field
Saint Augustine’s coach George Williams was named CIAA men’s outdoor track and field coach of the year.
Williams led the team to its 15th straight league outdoor title.
This is the seventh consecutive year that Williams has won the award.
The Falcons are currently second in the NCAA Division II men’s outdoor rankings.
Duke senior Tara Campbell along with redshirt juniors Kim DeCesare and Callie Simpkins have been selected captains for the 2012 season by a vote of the team.
The trio helped guide the Blue Devils to the 2011 NCAA College Cup, the 2011 ACC regular-season title with a school-record eight league wins and a school-record 22 victories a season ago.
Campbell, a goalie, will be a tri-captain for the second straight year. She had 14 shutouts and a 0.48 goals-against average last season. Campbell was a second team All-ACC selection and second team All-Southeast Region selection.
DeCesare totaled five goals and one assist for 11 points on the last season. DeCesare totaled three of her five goals in the postseason. She was a member of the All-ACC tournament team.
Simpkins had two goals and two assists on the year, including key assists vs. national powers Notre Dame and Texas A&M. Her two goals came in the season opener against Army and the NCAA tournament first round vs. Radford. .
For the second-straight year, Campbell senior Vaita Guillaume has earned an individual bid to the NCAA regional championship in Greensboro on May 17-19.
The top five teams and the low individual not on those teams will advance to the NCAA Championship, May 29-June 3 at Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Guillaume will be the first player in Campbell men’s golf history to participate in three NCAA regional championships. Entering the regional, Guillaume ranks eighth in the country in average score at 70.69.