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N.C. State's Johnston, Harrison pitch in weekend sweep of Miami

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In this June 1, 2018, photo, North Carolina State NCAA college baseball coach Elliott Avent walks back to the dugout during a game against Army, in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina State is the hottest team in college baseball. The Wolfpack leads the nation in wins, has come from behind to win 12 times and is coming off its first sweep of Miami. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

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Telegram Reports

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Rocky Mount Academy product and N.C. State sophomore Reid Johnston on Saturday earned a pitching win over Miami in the second game of a three-game series in Coral Gables.

Johnston, now 3-0, recorded six strikeouts and allowed two earned runs and six hits in 5 ⅔ innings. He left with a lead and the Wolfpack survived a four-run ninth by the Hurricanes to claim a 7-6 victory.

N.C. State (23-1) went on to win Sunday — a game in which Rocky Mount high grad David Harrison pitched ⅔ of an inning — to earn a three-game sweep. It was the first road sweep of the Hurricanes in Wolfpack program history, and the first series win at Miami since 2007.

Now, the Wolfpack are rising in the national collegiate baseball rankings.

NCSU remains ranked No. 1 by Collegiate Baseball and is no lower than No. 6 in any major poll. The Wolfpack lead a strong ACC that has six teams ranked in at least one major poll. North Carolina (18-7) is No. 9 according to Baseball America and Perfect Game.

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