RALEIGH — The N.C. State baseball team came out hot for the third straight game, scoring seven runs in the first two innings to take the series from Maryland with a 9-4 victory Sunday.
N.C. State (19-10, 5-7 ACC) torched Maryland (15-12, 4-8) for four runs in the first and another three in the second to take a 7-2 lead.
The Wolfpack added another two in the fourth to make it 9-2 before Maryland rallied with one in the fifth and another in the sixth to set the final at 9-4.
N.C. State 5, Miami 2: The Wolfpack won its fifth consecutive match in Raleigh. N.C. State won the doubles point before adding to its total with three wins in singles play.
“The guys battled today,” coach Jon Choboy said . “Miami put up a really good fight and got a couple of straight-set wins to take the lead in the match before we were able to pick up our first singles win.”
N.C. State: Junior Brittany Marchand and sophomore Augusta James recorded 2-under 70s in the final round at the Bryan National Collegiate to help the Wolfpack to a seventh-place finish in Browns Summitt.
The three-day tournament was held at the par-72, 6,386-yard Bryan Park Champions Course.
For Marchand, it was the second consecutive 70 to give her a three-day total of even par 216 and a tie for fourth.
It’s her third top-five finish this spring and her highest showing since placing second at the Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge on Feb. 26.
North Carolina: The Tar Heels shot a 12-over-par 300 in the final round of the Bryan National to place 11th with a 33-over 897 total.
Juniors Katherine Perry and Casey Grice shot an even-par 72 in the final round of play.
Perry, from Cary, began the day slow, bogeying four of her first nine holes.
Perry recovered on the back nine, with birdies on four of her final five holes. She tied for 17th place with a 5-over 221 total.
N.C. Central-Bethune Cookman: Because of inclement weather, the Eagles’ game against the Wildcats was postponed until Monday at 1 p.m.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack completed action at the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis with 74 points to finish 15th. The finish was the highest for the Wolfpack since the 1978-79 season (11th) and the best among ACC schools competing.