RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Rob Regine hit an RBI double, Tyler Giovinco pitched into the seventh inning and Army upset North Carolina State 5-1 on Friday night.
Anthony Giachin had a run-scoring single to help the fourth-seeded Black Knights (37-22) earn just the fourth NCAA Tournament victory in program history. Army will play second-seeded Auburn (40-21) on Saturday night after the Wolfpack (40-17) face Northeastern (36-20) in an elimination game.
The Black Knights never trailed and built a 5-0 lead on Giachin's RBI single in the seventh. That came after Army scored twice in the sixth, with Regine's double scoring Giachin and Drake Titus following with a run-scoring sacrifice fly to make it 4-0.
Giovinco (9-5) allowed six singles and only one extra-base hit.
Evan Edwards had three hits and drove in N.C. State's run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh.