It was a banner season for the South Park baseball team, which won its first WPIAL championship.
Now one of its alumni is playing for a NCAA championship.
Tarran Senay, a 2009 graduate, has led North Carolina State to the College World Series for the first time in 45 years.
On Sunday, Senay scored the winning run in the 17th inning of N.C. State’s 5-4 win against Rice in the super regional round. It was the longest super regional game in NCAA history. The victory allowed the Wolfpack to sweep Rice in the best-of-three series. Senay had driven in the tying run in the ninth to send the game into extra innings.
Senay, a senior outfielder, has been outstanding for the Wolfpack throughout the season. He’s batting .291 with team-highs of eight home runs and 58 RBIs. Senay was named the most outstanding player of the Raleigh regional. He homered and drove in five runs in a win over William & Mary, which advanced the Wolfpack to the super regionals.
The College World Series begins Saturday in Omaha, Neb. N.C. State is one of eight teams in the field.