– Eli Serrano III hit a home run in the sixth inning and made a leaping catch at the center-field wall in the seventh, helping North Carolina State beat Georgia 8-5 on Monday night to secure the program’s fourth trip to the Men’s College World Series.

NC State (38-21) advances to an opening-round game against Kentucky on Saturday. The Wolfpack have won 18 of their past 23 games.

They became the fourth ACC team to reach this year’s MCWS, joining Florida State, Virginia and UNC, tying 2006 for most in a single year for the conference.