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NC State Downs Clemson 8-3

NC State Downs Clemson 8-3

RALEIGH, N.C. – Logan Ratledge hit two of the Wolfpack’s four home runs in NC State’s 8-3 win over Clemson at Doak Field on Saturday afternoon. The Wolfpack, who evened the series 1-1, improved to 8-4 overall and 1-1 in the ACC. The Tigers dropped to 8-5 overall and 1-1 in ACC play.

Curt Britt (3-0) earned the win by pitching 5.1 effective innings in relief. Starter Zack Erwin (1-2) suffered the loss.

Ratledge and Ryne Willard both lined two-run homers to left field in the first inning to give NC State the lead for good. They were the first runs allowed by the Tigers in the first inning in 2015. In the second inning, Ratledge belted a three-run homer, his second of the game. Weston Wilson hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, then Andrew Knizner added a solo homer in the seventh inning.

The series-finale is Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN3.

[View the story “Clemson at NC State (March 7, 2015)” on Storify]