Under first-year head coach Shawn Rychcik, the Wolfpack won the school's second ACC title, advanced to an NCAA Regional title game for the first time in school history and broke nearly 40 team and individual school records.
Tennessee scores its seven runs in the first four innings to eliminate the ACC champion Wolfpack and win the NCAA Knoxville Regional.
Junior Scout Albertson and freshman Hanna Sommer both have two home runs and seniors Bethaney Wells and Caitlin Dent and junior Kirsty Grant each add one apiece. The Pack's ACC-leading 71 homers this season surpasses the previous school record of 66.
Junior first baseman Leah Jones drives in a career-high five runs with a three-run homer and a two-run single and sophomore shortstop Renada Davis extends her school-record and ACC-leading home run total to 21. Junior Scout Albertson had three RBIs in the Wolfpack's final midweek game of the regular season.
Sophomore Sara Lippard's bases-loaded double gives the Wolfpack the lead for good in the fourth in the second game of a doubleheader at the ECU Softball Stadium. State travels to Atlanta for a three-game series against Georgia Tech on Friday and Saturday.
2013:Made 14 appearances, including four starts in the circle ... Collected wins against East Carolina and North Carolina A&T ... Struck out a season-high six batters against A&T ... Pitched five innings and did not allow a run in that outing ... Had 18 strikeouts in 45 innings pitched
Prep: Played for coach Penny Moffitt at Franklin (N.C.) High School ... Helped her Franklin High School team to a 24-4 record as a senior and a 23-1 overall and 14-0 conference record as a junior ... As a left-handed pitcher, compiled a 17-3 record, with a 0.85 earned run average and 134 strikeouts ... As a right-handed hitter, she batted .472 with 11 doubles, one home run and 30 RBIs as a senior and .544 with six doubles and 23 RBIs as a junior ... Twice named the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference Player of the Year and the Western North Carolina Softball Player of the Year in 2012 and the Western North Carolina Pitcher of the Year in 2011 by the Asheville Citizen-Times ... Daughter of John and Tammy Stanfield. One sibling, brother J.D. Stanfield