N.C. State’s chances of winning the ACC’s Atlantic Division took a hit Thursday.
The Wolfpack fell 4-3 in 11 innings at Florida State, the Seminoles winning on a walkoff home run by right fielder Steven Wells.
While the Pack was losing in Tallahassee, Fla., Clemson was rolling to a 16-6 victory at Pittsburgh. The Tigers, who lead the Atlantic, improved to 20-8 in the ACC, two games ahead of the Wolfpack (18-10).
N.C. State (39-13), which swept the Tigers in their ACC series, needs to win the final two games at FSU and have the Tigers lose two to the Panthers to win the division.
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Florida State improved to 15-12 in the ACC and 38-16.
The Pack’s Will Wilson led off the 11th with a triple, but Patrick Bailey, Brett Kinneman and Brock Deatherage all struck out swinging.
Wells, leading off the bottom of the 11th, then delivered against Pack reliever Joe O’Donnell (1-3) with a homer to left field. It was Wells’ seventh homer of the season.
Kinneman’s three-run, two-out homer in the sixth -- his 16th of the season -- gave the Pack a 3-2 lead but the Seminoles tied the score with an unearned run in the bottom of the inning.