Auburn beats NC State 15-7 for 1st super regional since ’99
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) —
Josh Anthony drove in five runs and Auburn earned its first super regional appearance since 1999 by pulling away to beat North Carolina State 15-7 on Sunday night in the NCAA Tournament.
Edouard Julien homered and had two RBIs for the second-seeded Tigers (42-21). They swept three games in Raleigh to advance to a super regional matchup against the winner of No. 1 overall seed Florida’s regional.
Anthony had an RBI double in the second inning, a run-scoring single an inning later and a three-run double in the eighth for Auburn, which had 16 hits and scored eight unearned runs on five errors by N.C. State. The Tigers scored seven runs in the final two innings.
Shane Shepard hit a three-run homer in the eighth for the top-seeded Wolfpack (42-18), and Brock Deatherage drove in two runs for N.C. State.