NC State hits 5 HRs in 13-8 win over Navy at NCAA Tournament

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Chance Shepard hit a grand slam, one of North Carolina State’s five home runs, and the Wolfpack beat Navy 13-8 in a game that ended early Saturday morning after a long weather delay.

Preston Palmeiro, Andrew Knizner, Brett Kinneman and Josh McLain homered for the top-seeded Wolfpack (36-20).

Four homers came during a seven-run fifth inning and advanced the Wolfpack to a matchup with second-seeded Coastal Carolina on Saturday night.

Shephard’s drive came after fourth-seeded Navy (42-15-1) pulled to 8-5 with a five-run seventh.

After Knizner homered in the fifth, play was held up for 3 hours, 8 minutes while lightning and thunderstorms passed through the area. Once play resumed, Kinneman sent a pitch from Jett Meenach over the wall in right-center. McLain homered to left two batters later.

Robert Currie, Sean Trent and Stephen Born all had two RBIs for Navy.

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