Three Wolfpackers Picked in Baseball Draft
Three NC State baseball players are going pro. Pitcher Michael Rogers was picked the 2nd round (49th pick overall) by the Oakland Athletics, making the redshirt sophomore the highest draft pick out of NC State since 1996. Senior pitcher Vern Sterry was picked in the 8th round by San Diego, while senior first baseman David Hicks was taken by Toronto in the 38th round.

Wolfpack Baseball Wins Its 2004 NCAA Tourney Opener, But Gets Shelled in Losses to Miami, Fla. Atlantic
NC State's first game in the 2004 NCAA Coral Gables Regional ended in dramatic fashion last Friday as the Wolfpack beat #3 Florida Atlantic 6-5 on a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning. On Saturday, the Pack jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead against #1 seed - and future ACC rival - Miami in the first inning, but the Canes got rolling on offense and shellacked the Pack 19-5. State again faced Florida Atlantic in the loser's bracket Saturday night, but the #2 Wolfpack couldn't get their offense going and lost 10-2. The team finished the season with a 31-22 record.

Rivers Picked 4th in NFL Draft; Locklear, Cotchery Also Drafted
Philip Rivers was the 4th overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft. Though picked by the New York Giants, he was quickly traded to the San Diego Chargers for rights to #1 pick Eli Manning and several draft picks. Offensive lineman Sean Locklear was drafted late in the third round by the Seattle Seahawks, while wide reciever Jerricho Cotchery was picked early in the fourth round by the New York Jets.

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