College Notebook: NC State's Avent wins 600th game with Wolfpack

News ServicesFebruary 20, 2013 


Elliott Avent, NC State Baseball coach

— N.C. State coach Elliott Avent scored his 600th career win with the Wolfpack as Logan Jernigan and Ethan Ogburn combined to shut out Charlotte 5-0 Tuesday.

Jernigan worked the first four innings, holding the 49ers (1-1) to three hits and striking out five. Ogburn got the win, allowing one hit over the final five innings.

N.C. State (1-1) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom third. Trea Turner led off the inning with a single to left center, then advanced to second on a passed ball. Sam Morgan’s fly ball to right advanced Turner to third and Brett Austin grounded to the right side to bring in the run.

The Wolfpack added two runs in the seventh and eighth. In the seventh, Chance Shepard scored on Turner’s double. Sophomore transfer Jake Armstrong knocked in two runs with his first career hit at N.C. State, a two-out triple to the right field corner in the eighth.

Turner scored twice in a 2-for-3 outing with one RBI and one stolen base.

John Hamilton (0-1) took the loss, giving up two runs – one earned – over 62/3 innings.

Campbell 6, East Carolina 4: Elijah Trail homered and scored twice and Nick Ray drove in two to lead the Camels ( 2-1) past the host Pirates (0-3).

Michael DeLucia scored on a Ben McQuown single up the middle to give the Camels their first run of the night and a 1-0 lead.

Elijah Trail led off the fourth with a solo home run to left, putting the Camels up 2-0.

Brent Graham gave the Camels a 3-0 lead with an RBI single in the top of the fifth, scoring Ben McQuown, who reached on a double to right center.

Senior righty Logan Self picked up the win in relief and Ryan Thompson earned the save. Starter Matt Marksberry went four innings, allowing eight hits and two runs.

Andy Smithmyer (0-1) was the losing pitcher.


N.C. State: Kimberly Martinez has been named an assistant coach, Wolfpack coach Bryan Bunn announced.

Martinez has spent the last four seasons as the top assistant at Marshall, after serving as coach for three seasons at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Men’s Golf

N.C. State: Albin Choi won for the third time in six events this season by firing a 7-under-par 65 during Tuesday’s final round of the Puerto Rico Classic at Rio Grande. He finished 12-under for the tournament. The Wolfpack shot a final round 281 and finished ninth as a team, 44 shots behind winner Alabama.

Choi quickly erased a two-shot deficit with an eagle at the par-4 12th, his opening hole of the day.

Logan Harrell (+6), Mitch Sutton (+9), Carter Page (+13) and Hunter Howell (+16) also competed for the Wolfpack.

Men’s Track and Field

Saint Augustine’s: The Falcons are No. 1 in the latest NCAA Division II coaches poll for the third consecutive week.

The Falcons outrank No. 2 Adams State by a slim margin, 203.51 to 203.42, in the computerized rankings. Ashland is ranked third with 199.27 points.

Moussa Dembele is the top 60-meter hurdler in Division II.

N.C. State: Senior Ryan Hill has been named the ACC performer of the week.


Florida State junior Courtney Senas and North Carolina pitcher Lori Spingola have been named ACC Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week


Duke: Senior Evan Schwartz has been named the men’s ACC swimmer of the week.

Women’s Tennis

Duke: Ester Goldfeld of the Blue Devils has been named ACC Player of the Week.

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