The No. 2 Vanderbilt Commodores are looking to defeat the No. 1 N.C. State Wolfpack on Monday for a second game in a row and a spot in the Super Regionals. At this Raleigh regional, N.C. State opened up with a 16-5 victory over Sacred Heart before facing Vanderbilt (which beat UNC-Wilmington) in the winner's bracket. Vanderbilt won that game on Saturday, 9-8, to secure a spot in the regional final on Sunday.
On Sunday, the Wolfpack defeated UNC Wilmington in the loser's bracket to face the Commodores later that night. N.C. State blew a four-run lead in the night game, but a single in the eighth inning put them in for the 6-5 win.
A true elimination game takes place at 5:00 p.m. MT. Vanderbilt is expected to start Tyler Beede while N.C. State will likely go with Logan Jernigan.