|NC State Wolfpack baseball|
|Head coach||Elliott Avent (24th season)|
|Conference|| ACC |
|Location||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Home stadium|| Doak Field |
|Colors||Red and White |
|College World Series appearances|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1968, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|Conference tournament champions|
|1973, 1974, 1975, 1992|
|1968, 1975, 1981, 1986|
The NC State Wolfpack baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate baseball program of North Carolina State University, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. The team has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference since the conference's founding in the 1954 season. The program's home venue is Doak Field, which opened in 1966. Elliott Avent has been the head coach of the team since prior to the 1997 season. As of the end of the 2015 season, the Wolfpack have appeared in two College World Series and 27 NCAA Tournaments. They have won four ACC Tournament Championships and four ACC Regular Season Championships. As of the 2015 Major League Baseball season, 44 former Wolfpack players have played in Major League Baseball.
The baseball program played its first official game against Guilford College in 1894.The program began varsity play in 1903, playing at Riddick Stadium, and in 1907 won its first State Championship. The program competed in each season until 1914, when the program was discontinued for three seasons (1914–1916) before being revived prior to the 1917 season.
The team's nickname was the "Farmers" until autumn 1921, when an alumnus complained that the behavior of some of the school's football players was "as unruly as a pack of wolves." Subsequently, newspapers began referring to the school's athletic teams as the "Wolfpack."
The program's current venue, Doak Field, opened in 1966.
NC State made its first College World Series appearance in 1968, in the second season of head coach Sammy Esposito's tenure. In the World Series, the team lost in the semifinals to eventual champion USC.Since the NCAA Tournament's format was changed in 1999 to include the Super Regional round, NC State has appeared in four Super Regionals, losing to Miami in 2003, Georgia in 2008, and Florida in 2012, and beating Rice in 2013.
The Wolfpack have hosted four NCAA Regionals, one at Wilson, North Carolina's Fleming Stadium (in 2003) and three at Doak Field (in 2008, 2012, 2013).
Prior to 1966, the team played at Riddick Stadium, which was also home to the NC State football program.
The Wolfpack's home venue is Doak Field, which opened in 1966 and has a capacity of 3,000 spectators. The field is named for Charles Doak, who was the program's head coach from 1924–1939.
The program's most successful head coach was Sammy Esposito. Esposito coached teams to four ACC regular season championships, three ACC tournament championships, and one College World Series appearance in his 21-year tenure.
Current head coach Elliot Avent is the program's leader in total career victories at NC State, with 833 as of the end of the 2018 season. Avent became the program's winningest coach on May 9, 2010, in a 21–0 NC State win over Towson. The win was Avent's 514th, putting him past Sammy Esposito on the program's career wins list.
Coach Avent is also the program's longest tenured head coach, with 22 seasons in the position. Vic Sorrell and Sammy Esposito each served as head coach for 21 seasons.
Current coaching staff
Current MLB Roster
Major League Baseball Draft
In the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft, two NC State players were selected. Junior shortstop Chris Diaz was selected in the 11th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and senior outfielder Ryan Mathews was selected in the 27th round by the Oakland Athletics. Both players signed contracts with their respective organizations.
In the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft, two NC State players were selected in the first round. Junior pitcher Carlos Rodon was selected 3rd overall in the 1st round by the Chicago White Sox, and shortstop Trea Turner was selected 13th overall by the San Diego Padres.
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