Sunday, June 8, 2008

Wolfpack club baseball team has outstanding season, too

The N.C. State University baseball team was eliminated from the NCAA playoffs Sunday but it was still a good year for the Wolfpack. But they weren't the only baseball team at State to have a good season.

The NCSU baseball club team recently finished the season ranked No. 4 in the nation by reaching the semifinals of the National Club Baseball Association World Series in Fort Myers, Fla.

The Wolfpack were eliminated by Penn State, which lost to Colorado State in the championship. It was State's fourth appearance in the NCBA World Series.

State did post the best team batting average and slugging percentage in the NCBA World Series, which it reached by winning the South Atlantic Regional Tournament at USA Baseball Complex in Cary.

The club team at State was founded in 1997 and became an NCBA charter member in 2000. There are now 162 club teams in 39 states, with 120 of those teams located at NCAA Division I schools. Those teams compete in 24 conferences spread across eight regions.

I had no idea that college club baseball was this organized but congratulations for a great season are extended to the Wolfpack, including former SouthWest Edgecombe player Patrick Goodwyn and former Charles B. Aycock pitcher Chris Rook, who had a save in the NCBA World Series

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