NC State baseball coach's ejection (and spin move) goes viral

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Elliott Avent  arguing with the umpire
Elliott Avent arguing with the umpire

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- NC State was in the middle of a must-win game vs Coastal Carolina in the NCAA baseball tournament on Monday. The Wolfpack held a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 3rd inning, but that's when NC State Coach Elliott Avent blew up after a ball was called on a full count.

Will Gilbert was pitching for the Wolfpack and as the Coastal Carolina player took his base, Avent got right in the face of the umpire with some choice words. He was ejected and then the real action happened.

Avent pulled a spin move to continue arguing with the ump as other officials tried to get the coach to leave.

He eventually calmed down and left the field with his bag in hand.

The Wolfpack went on to win 8-1.

On Tuesday, NC State faced Coastal Carolina again in an elimination match for the Wolfpack and this time they didn't have the outcome they wanted.

The Chanticleers beat the Wolfpack 7-5 in a hard-fought game.

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