The No. 7-ranked N.C. State baseball team split its doubleheader on Saturday at Wake Forest’s David F. Couch Ballpark. The Wolfpack won the first game 4-3, but lost 9-8 in the nightcap.
After the Wolfpack took a 3-0 lead through the first two innings of the opener, the Deacons tied the score in the sixth to overcome the deficit.
J.T. Jarrett belted his first career homer in the seventh to provide the go-ahead run for the Wolfpack to even the series.
In the nightcap and rubber match, N.C. State had a commanding 7-0 lead through the first two innings.
But three-run bursts in the third, fifth and seventh by the Deacons allowed Wake Forest to take the second game of the doubleheader, as well as the series.
The Wolfpack moves to 31-10 on the season and 13-8 in ACC play, while the Deacons improve to 24-17 overall and 11-10 against conference opponents.
WSSU 4-1, EMMANUEL (Ga.) 3-9: The Winston-Salem State Rams (28-14) split a doubleheader with the Emmanuel Lions (24-25) on Saturday in Franklin Springs, Ga.
WSSU sophomore Saunders Joplin led the attack in the Rams’ 4-3 win in the opener with a 2-for-3 performance with a run scored. Senior shortstop Nick Williams added two RBIs, including his second homer in two days.
Redshirt freshman Chase Moore of the Rams got credit for the win. He pitched 12/3 innings, with no runs allowed on one hit with four strikeouts.
In the second game, the Rams were held in check, managing one run on four hits.
Williams was the only WSSU player with multiple hits, going 2 for 3 with a run scored. Junior left fielder Cole Parks was 1 for 3 with an RBI.