NC State rallies past Vanderbilt
Senay lifts Wolfpack to victory with game-winning hit in ninth
RALEIGH, N.C. -- After trailing for six of the first seven innings, it was Tarran Senay's day, and North Carolina State lived to tell about it.
Senay hit the go-ahead, two-run single in the top of the ninth and scored a run to complete the rally, as NC State (43-18) outscored Vanderbilt 6-0 in the final two innings and claimed the Raleigh Regional.
Senay blasted a three-run pinch-hit home run in the top of the eighth to draw the Wolfpack within a run, 7-6.
Vanderbilt (35-28) fell behind 3-0 but erupted for five runs in the bottom of the third and added another in the sixth to surge ahead 7-3. The big blow by Vandy was a two-out, two-run double from Connor Castellano, a .250 hitter with only five extra-base hits all season.
The Commodores won Saturday's game against NC State, 9-8 scoring eight times in the final three innings.
The Wolfpack advance to take on Florida (45-18), which went 3-0 to claim the Gainesville regional.