Jake Fincher and Andrew Knizner accounted for eight of the Wolfpack’s season-high 19 hits, as N.C. State won 11-7 in the series finale against No. 8 Florida State at Doak Field at Dail Park.
Fincher and Knizner also provided two of four home runs on the afternoon for the Wolfpack (19-11, 7-7 ACC). Knizner finished the game 4-for-5 with two runs, an RBI, and his third home run of the year. Fincher went 4-for-5 to equal his career high while contributing three runs, two RBIs, and his second home run of the season.
ECU: Kirk Morgan collected a pair of hits and drove in two runs, but a two-run eighth inning by Tulane secured an 8-6 win over East Carolina in the American Athletic Conference series finale.
The Green Wave avoided a series sweep and improved to 20-12, 2-4, while the Pirates fell to 19-13, 3-3.
Elon: Northeastern took advantage of a strong wind blowing out to left and connected on three homers to defeat host Elon.
With the game even at five heading to the eighth, the Huskies (11-17, 4-4 CAA) got a leadoff double from Rob Fonseca. Two batters later, Fonseca scored the go-ahead run on a Cam Hanley single. Northeastern added another in the ninth when Maxwell Burt hit a homer to left.
Elon (13-16, 5-3) got on the board first when Chris King, who had started the second with a double, scored on an Andy Moore sacrifice fly.
Campbell: Cedric Mullins drove in two and Campbell completed a Big South series sweep at Presbyterian with a 6-2 win.
Campbell (24-8, 7-5 Big South) had an undefeated week, taking games one and two of the series 7-2 and 8-1 over Presbyterian (17-15, 1-8).
Barton: The team further damaged its fleeting post-season hopes with a 9-3 home loss to Southern Wesleyan.
The Bulldogs (14-22, 8-12) remain in seventh place after their second loss of the weekend to the ninth-place Warriors (9-27, 5-16), and are three full games behind sixth-place King for the final spot in the upcoming Conference Carolinas tournament.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack got timely hits to earn a 9-4 home vicory against No. 8 Florida State in the annual Kay Yow Pink Game. The win was the fourth against a top 25 opponent for the Wolfpack this season.
The Wolfpack improves to 22-15, 7-5 ACC, while the Seminoles move to 33-9, 13-2.
NCCU: Savannah State (12-15, 5-1 MEAC) scored nine runs to rally and complete an 11-8 victory over visiting N.C. Central (14-17, 0-3).
The Tigers trailed 8-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth but exploded late to complete the three-game series sweep.
NCCU constructed a six-run lead with a dozen hits by nine different Eagles. Sophomore Dominique Wilson was a perfect 3-for-3 and senior Emerie Germ collected a pair of base knocks.
ECU: The Pirates cruised past fellow American Athletic Conference member Connecticut with a 7-0 home win . The Pirates improved to 11-11, 2-0.
ECU won five of its six singles matches in straight sets.
NCCU: Boston College squeaked out doubles 2-1 to hold off surging N.C. Central in a 4-3 non-conference men’s tennis duel match at Duke .
The Eagles secured the team victory with three straight set wins in the bottom half of the lineup before the Eagles rattled off three consecutive wins in the upper three matches.
N.C. State: After clinching the doubles point and earning four wins in singles play, the Wolfpack defeated Pittsburgh 5-2 in its final home match of the season.
Marking its first win of the season in conference play, the Wolfpack improves to 10-11 (1-10 ACC), while the Panthers fall to 2-14 (0-11).
Seniors Elisha Hande, Nicole Martinez and Sophie Nelson all won their singles matches in their final home match of their careers, while Hande and Martinez won their doubles match on Senior Day.
Wake Forest: The Deacons moved in to a tie for the lead after the second round of the Bryan National Collegiate. Wake Forest and Virginia are both 23-over with one round remaining.
The Deacons carded a 13-over 301, one stroke better than Virginia to tie the Cavaliers at 23-over 599 for the tournament. Auburn remains five strokes behind the leaders at 28-over.
Allison Emrey remains in contention for the individual title at 2-over. The senior carded a 5-over 77 to go with her opening round 69 and is two strokes out of first place.