With snub in the past, NC State ready for regional


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State is getting over its snub for a top-eight national seed in the NCAA baseball tournament.

The Wolfpack (44-14) thought they had done enough during the season to earn one of those premier seeds.

They're settling for the No. 1 seed in their four-team regional that begins Friday.

Ace Carlos Rodon said Thursday that N.C. State was disappointed only for a little while and that being snubbed "makes me want to play harder."

The Wolfpack faces fourth-seeded Binghamton (30-23) after second-seeded Mississippi (37-22) takes on third-seeded William & Mary (37-22) on Friday in Game 1 of the double-elimination tournament.

The Raleigh regional winner plays the winner of the regional hosted by Oregon, which has the No. 8 national seed that N.C. State coveted.

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