North Carolina State improves to 35-26 on the season.
The Wolfpack will play the loser of tonight's South Carolina-Stetson game at 1 p.m. Sunday.
NC State wins for the first time in its history against Georgia Southern; the Eagles had won each of the two previous meetings in 1974 and 1998.
This was NC State's ninth win this season when scoring five runs or less (9-22 in those contests); they are now 33-8 when allowing five or fewer runs to an opponent and 16-1 when an opponent scores two runs or less.
For the 27th time this season, NC State did not commit an error in the game; the team is 21-6 in those games.
The Wolfpack improved to 33-1 this year when leading after eight innings.
RHP Cory Mazzoni finished with 12 strikeouts, the seventh time this year he has eclipsed the 10-strikeout mark. That sets an NC State school record. He was one shy of a career-high (he struck out 13 against Penn State on March 4).
Mazzoni now has 137 strikeouts on the season and has allowed just three earned runs in his last 29 innnings of work.
DH Danny Canela homered for the second time in the regional and the fifth time this season. NC State is 21-6 when hitting at least one home run this season.
LF Tarran Senay led the Wolfpack offense with a 2-for-4 effort.
GEORGIA SOUTHERN NOTES
Georgia Southern ends its season at 36-26; they are the first team eliminated from the Columbia Regional.
The Eagles have lost five straight NCAA Regional games, dating back to the 2002 Clemson Regional.
Scooter Williams extended his reached-base streak to nine games with a single in the fifth inning; he is the only Georgia Southern player to have a hit in both games of the Columbia regional.
RF Victor Roache was 2-for-4 with the only Georgia Southern RBI of the day. He finishes the season with 30 home runs (leads the NCAA) and 84 RBIs (2nd in the nation).
RHP Chris Beck retired 10 of the first 11 batters he faced, giving up just two hits in 5+ innings of work while being charged with two earned runs.