The senior left fielder smacked her eighth homer of the season in the bottom of the sixth, leading NC State to its first win ever in the first game of an NCAA Regional, a 2-0 victory over James Madison in the NCAA Knoxville Regional. Sophomore righthander Emily Weiman picked up the complete-game win.
The ACC-champion Wolfpack (33-18-1) will face James Madison on Friday in the opening round of the four-team regional.
Sophomore pitcher Emily Weiman shut down the Seminoles with a four-hit shutout to win her 31st game of the season. The 2013 ACC Pitcher of the Year was also named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. The Pack will receive the ACC's automatic berth into the NCAA Championship.
Second-seeded NC State will face top-seeded Florida State on Saturday at 6 p.m. for the ACC Softball Championship. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.
The senior center fielder's 14th homer of the year made the difference in the Pack's 3-1 win over Virginia Tech in the semifinal contest. The Pack will play Florida State in Saturday's 6 p.m. championship game, which will be broadcast on ESPN2.
2012 ACC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
As a Freshman (2012)