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NC State Wolfpack baseball
Baseball current event.svg 2020 NC State Wolfpack baseball team
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Founded1903
University NC State
Head coach Elliott Avent (24th season)
Conference ACC
Atlantic Division
Location Raleigh, North Carolina
Home stadium Doak Field
(Capacity: 3,000)
Nickname Wolfpack
ColorsRed and White [1]
         
College World Series appearances
1968, 2013
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
Conference champions
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.

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History

The baseball program played its first official game against Guilford College in 1894. [2] The program began varsity play in 1903, playing at Riddick Stadium, and in 1907 won its first State Championship. [3] 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. [3]

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." [4]

The program's current venue, Doak Field, opened in 1966. [5]

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. [6] 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. [7] [8] [9]

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). [9] [10]

Conference affiliations

Venues

Riddick Stadium

Prior to 1966, the team played at Riddick Stadium, which was also home to the NC State football program. [11] [12]

Doak Field

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. [5]

Head coaches

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. [13] [14]

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. [3]

Year(s)Coach SeasonsW-L-TPct
1903–1904C. D. Welch220–15–0.571
1905–1906M. J. Kittredge216–12–0.571
1907Unknown114–8–0.636
1908–1911Frank Thompson470–16–4.800
1912 Edward Green 113–6–1.675
1913 Fred Anderson 16–0–01.000
1917–1918, 1921–1923 Harry Hartsell 552–37–4.581
1919 Tal Stafford 112–11–0.522
1920 Bill Fetzer 114–6–0.700
1924–1939 Charles Doak 16147–129–6.533
1940–1944 Williams Newton 516–50–0.242
1945 Beattie Feathers 17–6–0.538
1946–1966 Vic Sorrell 21223–196–5.532
1967–1987 Sammy Esposito 21513–253–4.669
1988–1996 Ray Tanner 9395–173–3.694
1997–present Elliott Avent 22833–509–0.621
Totals
16
107
2,152–1,327–27
.619

[3]

Current coaching staff

  • Head coachElliott Avent
  • Associate head coach – Chris Hart
  • Pitching coach – Clint Chrysler
  • Assistant coach – Austin Morgan [15]

Yearly record

SeasonCoachOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Independent (1903–1913)
1903C. D. Welch10–3
1904C. D. Welch10–12
1905M. J. Kittredge10–5
1906M. J. Kittredge6–7
1907Unknown14–8State Champions [16]
1908Frank Thompson21–4
1909Frank Thompson16–8–1
1910Frank Thompson15–1–3
1911Frank Thompson18–3
1912 Edward Green 13–6–1
1913 Fred Anderson 6–0–0
No program(1914–1916)
Independent (1917–1921)
1917 Harry Hartsell 5–8
1918Harry Hartsell11–5–1
1919 Tal Stafford 12–11
1920 Bill Fetzer 14–6
1921 Harry Hartsell 10–10–2
Independent:191-97-8
Southern Conference (1922–1953)
1922 Harry Hartsell 13–7
1923Harry Hartsell13–7–1
1924 Charles Doak 18–4
1925Charles Doak14–4
1926Charles Doak7–13
1927Charles Doak2–10
1928Charles Doak12–6
1929Charles Doak9–9
1930Charles Doak8–10–1
1931Charles Doak11–8
1932Charles Doak7–6–2
1933Charles Doak9–4
1934Charles Doak9–11–1
1935Charles Doak10–9
1936Charles Doak11–8
1937Charles Doak7–12
1938Charles Doak8–7–2
1939Charles Doak5–8
1940 Williams Newton 3–9
1941Williams Newton3–10
1942Williams Newton6–9
1943Williams Newton3–10
1944Williams Newton1–12
1945 Beattie Feathers 7–6
1946 Vic Sorrell 11–4
1947Vic Sorrell9–13
1948Vic Sorrell8–13–1
1949Vic Sorrell8–12
1950Vic Sorrell16–9
1951Vic Sorrell10–10
1952Vic Sorrell15–10
1953Vic Sorrell11–9
Southern:284-279-8
Atlantic Coast Conference (1954–present)
1954 Vic Sorrell 8–88–63rd
1955Vic Sorrell13–412–32nd
1956Vic Sorrell14–5–111–42nd
1957Vic Sorrell8–107–74th
1958Vic Sorrell10–76–75th
1959Vic Sorrell8–125–98th
1960Vic Sorrell12–89–53rd
1961Vic Sorrell13–58–54th
1962Vic Sorrell11–108–6t–3rd
1963Vic Sorrell9–104–107th
1964Vic Sorrell8–154–97th
1965Vic Sorrell10–10–16–8t–5th
1966Vic Sorrell11–12–27–7t–3rd
1967 Sammy Esposito 11–116–75th
1968Sammy Esposito25–913–41st College World Series
1969Sammy Esposito17–119–94th
1970Sammy Esposito21–1013–83rd
1971Sammy Esposito18–11–19–53rd
1972Sammy Esposito19–137–84th
1973Sammy Esposito23–10–19–32nd District 3 Regionals
1974Sammy Esposito22–107–53rd District 3 Regionals
1975Sammy Esposito27–710–2t–1st Atlantic Regional
1976Sammy Esposito20–126–64th ACC Tournament
1977Sammy Esposito27–125–5t–4th ACC Tournament
1978Sammy Esposito23–165–75th ACC Tournament
1979Sammy Esposito23–133–96th
1980Sammy Esposito21–127–64th ACC Tournament
1981Sammy Esposito33–1210–4t–1st ACC Tournament
1982Sammy Esposito24–147–74th ACC Tournament
1983Sammy Esposito23–13–19–42nd ACC Tournament
1984Sammy Esposito32–89–33rd ACC Tournament
1985Sammy Esposito29–168–54th ACC Tournament
1986Sammy Esposito35–1511–21st South II Regional
1987Sammy Esposito39–1612–84th Mideast Regional
1988 Ray Tanner 45–1613–62nd East Regional
1989Ray Tanner35–21–210–104th ACC Tournament
1990Ray Tanner48–2014–73rd Atlantic Regional
1991Ray Tanner48–2011–103rd East Regional
1992Ray Tanner46–1815–93rd Atlantic Regional
1993Ray Tanner49–1715–72nd Midwest Regional
1994Ray Tanner46–18–113–115th Mideast Regional
1995Ray Tanner36–2414–146th ACC Tournament
1996Ray Tanner42–1914–13t–3rd East Regional
1997 Elliott Avent 43–2015–83rd South II Regional
1998Elliott Avent41–2312–94th West Regional
1999Elliott Avent37–2511–136th Auburn Regional
2000Elliott Avent30–2810–14t–6th ACC Tournament
2001Elliott Avent32–289–15t–7th ACC Tournament
2002Elliott Avent33–267–177th ACC Tournament
2003Elliott Avent45–1815–9t–3rd Coral Gables Super Regional
2004 Elliott Avent36–2411–126th Coral Gables Regional
2005 Elliott Avent41–1917–136th Lincoln Regional
2006 Elliott Avent40–2316–13t–2nd (Atlantic) Austin Regional
2007 Elliott Avent38–2316–143rd (Atlantic) Columbia, SC Regional
2008 Elliott Avent42–2218–112nd (Atlantic) Athens Super Regional
2009 Elliott Avent25–3110–20t–4th (Atlantic)
2010 Elliott Avent38–2415–153rd (Atlantic) Myrtle Beach Regional
2011 Elliott Avent35–2715–15t–3rd (Atlantic) Columbia Regional
2012 Elliott Avent43–2019–112nd (Atlantic) Gainesville Super Regional
2013 Elliott Avent50–1619–102nd (Atlantic) College World Series
2014 Elliott Avent32–2313–175th (Atlantic) ACC Tournament
2015 Elliott Avent36–2215–145th (Atlantic) Fort Worth Regional
2016 Elliott Avent36–2215–143rd (Atlantic) Raleigh Regional
2017 Elliott Avent36–2516–144th (Atlantic) Lexington Regional
ACC:1,833–1,029–10682–567
Total:2,344–1,435–27

      National champion        Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion        Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion      Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

[3] [17]

Notable players

Below is a list of notable players of the program and the seasons in which they played for the Wolfpack. [18]

Current MLB Roster

Former Wolfpack players on current MLB rosters as of June 13, 2018. [19]

PlayerPositionNumberTeam
Jake Buchanan P 58 Houston Astros
Cory Mazzoni P 43 San Diego Padres
Carlos Rodon P 55 Chicago White Sox
Trea Turner SS 7 Washington Nationals

Major League Baseball Draft

2012

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. [15] [20] Both players signed contracts with their respective organizations. [21] [22]

2014

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. [23]

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