Raleigh, N.C. - The William and Mary Tribe baseball team dropped its final non-conference game of the season on a rainy Tuesday night, falling to North Carolina State Wolfpack on the road, 4-0. With the loss, the Tribe's record falls to 24-28 on the season, while N.C. State improves to 30-23 on the year. Despite, the loss, the Tribe's 10 road wins this season is the most for the College since the 2008 campaign.
Tribe starter Cole Shain had a solid outing for the College, pitching 6.2 innings, allowing four earned runs in the losing effort. The left-hander struck out two while walking a pair.
In the top of the first it appeared as though the Tribe would get on the board early, but were undone on the base paths. Despite getting a double from Osteen and singles from sophomore Ryan Brown and Bower, the College would not score in the frame as Brown was caught stealing and Bower was picked off of first.
In the bottom of the inning, the Wolfpack cashed in on its base runner, as Pratt Maynard hit a two-run home run to right field to give N.C. State a 2-0 lead at the end of the first.
With both pitchers going well, offense was at a premium for both teams in the middle innings. In the seventh, the Tribe had a great opportunity to score some runs but was unable to push any across. After a one-out single from freshman Devin White , both Ryan Lindemuth and sophomore Kevin Nutter were hit by pitches to load the bases. But after a strikeout and a groundout, the threat was over and the score remained 2-0 in favor of North Carolina State.
N.C. State was able to push across a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh, scoring on a Chris Diaz RBI single and on a bases-loaded walk. After seven complete, the Wolfpack led the Tribe, 4-0.
In the eighth and ninth innings, the Tribe got a runner on in each inning, but any potential rallies were cut short thanks to a pair of double plays. North Carolina State took the rainy game on Tuesday night, 4-0.
The William and Mary Tribe baseball team will hit the road for the final regular season CAA series this weekend when the College will head north to face the Towson Tigers. The series gets underway on Friday, May 19, with the first pitch scheduled for 3 p.m.