It’s the final day of 2019, and Technician sports finishes out the top 19 NC State sports moments of the year with 1-7 on New Year’s Eve. The finale includes huge postseason finishes from NC State wrestling, swimming and diving, and women’s cross country, long winning streaks from Pack baseball and women’s basketball, and a pair of men’s basketball buzzer-beaters. 

Over the last three days of the year, Technician’s sports editors will be counting down the top 19 NC State sports moments of 2019. In part one, we have some Pack pros on the move, a stunning week for one of softball’s best and more.

The NC State baseball team welcomed 11 new players to the Pack9 family in the early signing period. Seven of the 11 players are from North Carolina, which includes three players from the Dirtbags showcase organization.

 

Former NC State shortstop Trea Turner and the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 6-2 in game seven to win the World Series, four games to three, on Oct. 30.

The NC State Club Baseball team is off to a thrilling start this fall season with a 4-0 record after sweeping UNC-Charlotte at home this past weekend. The doubleheader that took place Saturday was a nail-biting event after the Wolfpack came away from the first game 8-6 and scathed by in the second game in extra innings, winning 9-8. 

The Washington Nationals swept the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS, topped off by a 7-4 win on Tuesday night in Washington, DC. They will face the winner of the New York Yankees and Houston Astros series, which the Astros currently lead 2-1.

On a Sunday, most people are hanging with family, or if you are a college student, probably doing homework. This is not the case if you're a high school baseball recruit; playing baseball on the weekends in the summer and fall soon becomes a lifestyle for many. 

The NC State baseball team split a doubleheader with UNCW at Brooks Field in its second fall exhibition showcase, losing the first game 6-2 and winning the second game 11-1.