NC State head coach Elliott Avent and select players met with the media via Zoom Wednesday morning to discuss the upcoming baseball season.

The Wolfpack position players were represented by seniors Devonte Brown and J.T. Jarrett. A trio of sophomore pitchers also spoke to the media: left-hander Chris Villaman and right-handers Sam Highfill and Matt Willadsen.

Brown finished the previous season with a batting average of .252, 13 home runs, 40 runs batted in, and 45 runs scored. Jarrett added a .251 clip with one home run, 11 doubles, 23 RBI, and 27 runs scored.

Coming into 2022 as a Preseason All-American, Highfill highlights the Pack’s pitching arsenal with a 9-2 record as a freshman in 2021 to go along with a 3.66 ERA, 84 strikeouts and 26 walks in 93-1/3 innings pitched. Villaman went 5-2 last season with a 4.35 ERA, 71 strikeouts and 16 walks in 60 innings. Willadsen ended his freshman campaign with a 5-3 record, 4.73 ERA, 72 strikeouts and 29 walks in 83-2/3 innings.

Elliott Avent

Devonte Brown

Sam Highfill

J.T. Jarrett

Chris Villaman

Matt Willadsen

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