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NC State Rallies Past Vanderbilt 9-7 In NCAAs

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North Carolina State's Danny Canela, right, tags out Vanderbilt's Connor Harrell (20) as North Carolina State's Ryan Wilkins (31) watches during the fifth inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo) North Carolina State's Danny Canela, right, tags out Vanderbilt's Connor Harrell (20) as North Carolina State's Ryan Wilkins (31) watches during the fifth inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Tarran Senay hit a three-run homer in the eighth and a two-run single in the ninth that helped North Carolina State rally to beat Vanderbilt 9-7 for the Raleigh Regional championship Monday night.

Senay's second hit brought in the go-ahead run as the top-seeded Wolfpack (43-18) rallied from a 7-3 deficit to reach the super regionals for the first time since 2008.

N.C. State reliever Ryan Wilkins (5-2) earned the win by holding Vanderbilt to three hits in 4 2-3 scoreless innings.

It was a reversal from the first two meetings between the teams in the regional. Vanderbilt rallied from a five-run deficit for a 9-8 win on a walk-off single Saturday, then rallied from a 5-1 deficit in Sunday's game before falling 6-5.

N.C. State will face No. 1 national seed Florida in the super regionals.

Connor Castellano drove in three runs for the second-seeded Commodores (35-28).

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