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NCAA TOURNAMENT: Raleigh Regional Unveiled

May 27, 2024
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No. 10 seed NC State will host South Carolina, James Madison, and Bryant in the 2024 NCAA Baseball Championship Tournament.

The Wolfpack’s regional will be paired against the Athens Regional which features No. 7 Georgia, UNC Wilmington, Georgia Tech, and Army.


The Gamecocks (36-23, 13-17 SEC) head to Raleigh after hosting the Wolfpack in the 2023 Columbia Regional. South Carolina finished 2024 in fifth place in the Southeastern Conference’s East division behind Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, and Vanderbilt. Despite picking up three wins in Hoover, Ala., the Cocks fell out of conference title contention after a pair of losses to eventual runner-up LSU.

The Dukes (34-23, 17-13 Sun Belt) finished the regular season fourth in the Sun Belt standings. However, JMU would get eliminated by Georgia Southern in the conference tournament in the semifinal round. This marks the first time since 2020 that the Dukes will play in Raleigh.

The Bulldogs (36-19, 17-7, American East) venture to Doak Field as champions of the American East conference. After concluding the regular season three games ahead of second-place UMBC, Bryant bested UMass Lowell in the conference tournament opener before a pair of wins against the Retrievers, the second of which by a margin of 15-10, to clinch the American East’s automatic bid.

The 2024 NCAA Tournament begins on Friday, May 31. First pitch between the Gamecocks and the Dukes is slated for 2 p.m. with the Wolfpack’s game versus the Bulldogs scheduled for 7 p.m.

NCAA TOURNAMENT: Raleigh Regional Unveiled (Highfill GM 1 starter)

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wilmwolf
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Aight. Let's do it.
Just a guy on the sunshine squad.
The Gatekeeper.
metcalfmafia
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Love who we got.
Wolfpack91
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Like the draw and we can beat them all.
Nate97
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Looks like we get UNC in the final
Wolfer79
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More information on game times and TV designations will become available later on Monday afternoon.

2024 NCAA Baseball Raleigh Regional Schedule
Doak Field at Dail Park Raleigh, N.C.
Friday, May 31
Game 1 #2 South Carolina vs. #3 James Madison | Time TBD
Game 2 #1 NC State vs. #4 Bryant | Time TBD


https://gopack.com/news/2024/5/27/baseball-schedule-opponents-set-for-ncaa-raleigh-regional
Stormin Norman
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The North Carolina State University
65Pack
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It's time we pay back SC for the times we went down there.
Nate97
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Wondering the source here and if legit...

Travlnwolf
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https://www.ncaa.com/news/baseball/article/2024-05-27/2024-ncaa-division-i-baseball-championship-bracket-announced?amp

7 p.m. Streaming only
Travlnwolf
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Wolfpack91 said:

Like the draw and we can beat them all.


Good draw. Arguably better than UNC's.
Travlnwolf
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Game 1 starter? Dependent on South Carolina vs. JMU?

Has anyone watched the other three teams play this season?
tau06
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Travlnwolf said:

Game 1 starter? Dependent on South Carolina vs. JMU?

Has anyone watched the other three teams play this season?


Assuming he's healthy I'd imagine that Avent lets Sam pitch wherever he wants and then fill it in from there. Probably means Sam in game 2 would be my guess. Question is who would be game 1…
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Travlnwolf said:

Game 1 starter? Dependent on South Carolina vs. JMU?

Has anyone watched the other three teams play this season?
part of me says not to get cute and stick to what got you there but then another part of me says we should get cute and go Marohn Friday against Bryant and have Sam go Saturday then we'll have Logan and Dom ready for whatever is needed after that.

I'm sure we'll go Sam. ha
StateFan2001
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Likely Whitaker in Game 1 with Highfill on Saturday against winner of USc and JMU.
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/other/bryant-heading-to-raleigh-regional-of-the-ncaa-baseball-tourney-who-will-bulldogs-face/ar-BB1n9j1l?ocid=BingNewsSearch

Not much of an article and standard cliches. Bryant is underdog, anyone can beat anyone, have to play 'our' game.

Bryant University is located in Smithfield, not the one we think of. Smithfield, Rhode Island.
SportManagementEngineer
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CLTWolf said:

Travlnwolf said:

Game 1 starter? Dependent on South Carolina vs. JMU?

Has anyone watched the other three teams play this season?
part of me says not to get cute and stick to what got you there but then another part of me says we should get cute and go Marohn Friday against Bryant and have Sam go Saturday then we'll have Logan and Dom ready for whatever is needed after that.

I'm sure we'll go Sam. ha
I'd go Marohn game one like we did against VT in Charlotte.

Can your offense put up a ton of runs and save the premium bullpen arms for game 2? If so, you're in a great spot.
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I'd let Sam go throw 120 pitches and throw Fritton in winners Saturday night.
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I'd go with whoever you think can give you the most innings in a start so you can keep as many arms available the rest of the weekend. When it comes to starters, Sam has been the most consistent in eating up innings. If he can go 6-7 (maybe 8?) innings he puts us in the best shape possible to save our bullpen for SC and then on Sunday.
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Only person I would be surprised to see throw Friday night is Dom.

Sam would make sense as you just stick with your normal weekend rotation as much as you can.

Whitaker/Marohn make sense because both should be able to handle Bryant no problem and then you have your best pitchers available the rest of the weekend.
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matracey said:

Only person I would be surprised to see throw Friday night is Dom.

Sam would make sense as you just stick with your normal weekend rotation as much as you can.

Whitaker/Marohn make sense because both should be able to handle Bryant no problem and then you have your best pitchers available the rest of the weekend.

Other thing is, do you want Sam throwing Saturday night against an SEC team? Dude just got shelled in a must-win game on Thursday night. Where's his head at? If you throw him Friday against Bryant and get a W, do you now have him in a good mental spot for game 1 of the supers?
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SportManagementEngineer said:

matracey said:

Only person I would be surprised to see throw Friday night is Dom.

Sam would make sense as you just stick with your normal weekend rotation as much as you can.

Whitaker/Marohn make sense because both should be able to handle Bryant no problem and then you have your best pitchers available the rest of the weekend.

Other thing is, do you want Sam throwing Saturday night against an SEC team? Dude just got shelled in a must-win game on Thursday night. Where's his head at? If you throw him Friday against Bryant and get a W, do you now have him in a good mental spot for game 1 of the supers?
Agree wholeheartedly. I love what Sam did for us in 2021 and how hard he has worked to get back on the mound. Having said that, he has really struggled at times and has given up a bunch of homers. He is not the pitcher he was because of the injuries. If he can give us a good outing against Bryant and limit the bullpen action, then that might be the best case scenario.
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SportManagementEngineer said:

matracey said:

Only person I would be surprised to see throw Friday night is Dom.

Sam would make sense as you just stick with your normal weekend rotation as much as you can.

Whitaker/Marohn make sense because both should be able to handle Bryant no problem and then you have your best pitchers available the rest of the weekend.

Other thing is, do you want Sam throwing Saturday night against an SEC team? Dude just got shelled in a must-win game on Thursday night. Where's his head at? If you throw him Friday against Bryant and get a W, do you now have him in a good mental spot for game 1 of the supers?


Sam got shelled because avent left him in 2 batters too long. That wasn't on Sam. He was done. Avent said afterward that he trusted Sam but after that second walk he should have been pulled
tau06
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I believe Sam had a no hitter through 4 and looked as good as he has in about any game of that caliber all season if I'm not mistaken. Just throwing that out there
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Glasswolf said:

SportManagementEngineer said:

matracey said:

Only person I would be surprised to see throw Friday night is Dom.

Sam would make sense as you just stick with your normal weekend rotation as much as you can.

Whitaker/Marohn make sense because both should be able to handle Bryant no problem and then you have your best pitchers available the rest of the weekend.

Other thing is, do you want Sam throwing Saturday night against an SEC team? Dude just got shelled in a must-win game on Thursday night. Where's his head at? If you throw him Friday against Bryant and get a W, do you now have him in a good mental spot for game 1 of the supers?


Sam got shelled because avent left him in 2 batters too long. That wasn't on Sam. He was done. Avent said afterward that he trusted Sam but after that second walk he should have been pulled
He gave 4 great innings. If he's "done" early in the 5th, you're setting your bullpen up to log a ton of innings in game 1.
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tau06 said:

I believe Sam had a no hitter through 4 and looked as good as he has in about any game of that caliber all season if I'm not mistaken. Just throwing that out there


No worse than a one hitter but it was obvious the batters were waiting him to throw a strike and after 2 walks you have to make the move.

It's the post season. The hooks should be quicker
tau06
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Glasswolf said:

tau06 said:

I believe Sam had a no hitter through 4 and looked as good as he has in about any game of that caliber all season if I'm not mistaken. Just throwing that out there


No worse than a one hitter but it was obvious the batters were waiting him to throw a strike and after 2 walks you have to make the move.

It's the post season. The hooks should be quicker


Agree. But as wonky as baseball is I also don't think it's fair to say he got shelled. He walked 3 guys and gave up a couple of homers. Did it in the wrong order. Stuff wasn't bad
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Glasswolf said:

tau06 said:

I believe Sam had a no hitter through 4 and looked as good as he has in about any game of that caliber all season if I'm not mistaken. Just throwing that out there


No worse than a one hitter but it was obvious the batters were waiting him to throw a strike and after 2 walks you have to make the move.

It's the post season. The hooks should be quicker


There weren't 2 walks. It was a pop fly out that somehow left the park. 2 flair singles on 3 pitches, then a walk on a 3-2 battled count. It literally took 4 mins to happen. Impossible to have someone ready to come in the game there.
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Sam has only gone past 5 innings in 4 of his 14 starts this year. I think that's something you need to keep in mind if you want him to start on Friday vs Bryant. Can he you get you enough innings to keep your better bullpen arms fresh for the weekend?
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Alex Gee said:

Glasswolf said:

tau06 said:

I believe Sam had a no hitter through 4 and looked as good as he has in about any game of that caliber all season if I'm not mistaken. Just throwing that out there


No worse than a one hitter but it was obvious the batters were waiting him to throw a strike and after 2 walks you have to make the move.

It's the post season. The hooks should be quicker


There weren't 2 walks. It was a pop fly out that somehow left the park. 2 flair singles on 3 pitches, then a walk on a 3-2 battled count. It literally took 4 mins to happen. Impossible to have someone ready to come in the game there.


Whatever. I played for Esposito. You always have someone up throwing. I love Avent but he missed this one. He said it himself. He trusted Sam which is fine. But you have to have someone throwing

James even agreed there should have been a quicker hook
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Alex Gee said:

I'd let Sam go throw 120 pitches and throw Fritton in winners Saturday night.


You are throwing Sam against Bryant?? I personally am not using either of my top 2 guys against Bryant. We have to be able to get that win with either Whitaker or Marohn on the mound. I personally go Whitaker. Would certainly want him to get deep and preserve the pen.
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StateFan2001 said:

Alex Gee said:

I'd let Sam go throw 120 pitches and throw Fritton in winners Saturday night.


You are throwing Sam against Bryant?? I personally am not using either of my top 2 guys against Bryant. We have to be able to get that win with either Whitaker or Marohn on the mound. I personally go Whitaker. Would certainly want him to get deep and preserve the pen.


I'm no either.
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Glasswolf said:

Alex Gee said:

Glasswolf said:

tau06 said:

I believe Sam had a no hitter through 4 and looked as good as he has in about any game of that caliber all season if I'm not mistaken. Just throwing that out there


No worse than a one hitter but it was obvious the batters were waiting him to throw a strike and after 2 walks you have to make the move.

It's the post season. The hooks should be quicker


There weren't 2 walks. It was a pop fly out that somehow left the park. 2 flair singles on 3 pitches, then a walk on a 3-2 battled count. It literally took 4 mins to happen. Impossible to have someone ready to come in the game there.


Whatever. I played for Esposito. You always have someone up throwing. I love Avent but he missed this one. He said it himself. He trusted Sam which is fine. But you have to have someone throwing

James even agreed there should have been a quicker hook


Where did EA say that?
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StateFan2001 said:

Alex Gee said:

I'd let Sam go throw 120 pitches and throw Fritton in winners Saturday night.


You are throwing Sam against Bryant?? I personally am not using either of my top 2 guys against Bryant. We have to be able to get that win with either Whitaker or Marohn on the mound. I personally go Whitaker. Would certainly want him to get deep and preserve the pen.


Yes, if Sam can give you 8 innings then you are in a great spot to win the regional. I mean I guess that could be Whitaker too, but I'm not just writing off Bryant. Get in the winners bracket.

I think Fritton has the best stuff on the staff so I'd want to throw him against USC.
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Glasswolf said:

StateFan2001 said:

Alex Gee said:

I'd let Sam go throw 120 pitches and throw Fritton in winners Saturday night.


You are throwing Sam against Bryant?? I personally am not using either of my top 2 guys against Bryant. We have to be able to get that win with either Whitaker or Marohn on the mound. I personally go Whitaker. Would certainly want him to get deep and preserve the pen.


I'm no either.


Yeah I don't think it is a difficult decision for EA. I think it is a pretty cut and dry Whitaker start in Game 1.
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Alex Gee said:

StateFan2001 said:

Alex Gee said:

I'd let Sam go throw 120 pitches and throw Fritton in winners Saturday night.


You are throwing Sam against Bryant?? I personally am not using either of my top 2 guys against Bryant. We have to be able to get that win with either Whitaker or Marohn on the mound. I personally go Whitaker. Would certainly want him to get deep and preserve the pen.


Yes, if Sam can give you 8 innings then you are in a great spot to win the regional. I mean I guess that could be Whitaker too, but I'm not just writing off Bryant. Get in the winners bracket.

I think Fritton has the best stuff on the staff so I'd want to throw him against USC.


Yeah but SC is fastball hitting heavy right? Not sure that bodes well for Fritton
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