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Welcome to the first edition of the Sawyer & Ciencin Podcast -- the ONLY podcast devoted entirely to NC State baseball! On the first episode, Alec Sawyer and Andrew Ciencin are joined by long-time Wolfpack assistant and associate head coach Chris Hart, who was the lead recruiter for Ciencin more than one decade ago.

Following the interview with Hart, the guys hand out their preseason awards for team MVP, Pitcher of the Year, Freshman of the Year and others before giving their season predictions.

Despite yet another late-game surge from its opponent, NC State held on Wednesday night to pull out a 74-73 win over Pitt on the road. Miles and Cory discuss the Pack's latest road victory, the second straight win away from PNC Arena in the last 11 days.

How critical were the performances from the freshman guards? Is this the dominance we should expect for D.J. Funderburk and Manny Bates inside and on the glass? How significant was this win at the start of a crucial three-game road trip?