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.
Freshman Hanna Sommer hit a solo home run in the fifth and Kirsty Grant and Renada Davis had back-to-back doubles in the seventh to give sophomore pitcher Emily Weiman her 33rd win of the season. The Pack will now play No. 5 Tennessee in the first of two possible games Sunday afternoon for the NCAA Knoxville Regional championship.
Sophomore pitcher Emily Weiman goes the distance in the longest postseason game in both NC State and Tennessee history. An 11th-inning, run-scoring triple ended the classic pitcher's duel between Weiman and Tennessee's Ellen Renfroe. The Pack played a second game later Saturday night.
Among the many records broken in a three-game sweep over Boston College were the ACC records for home runs in a game (8) and most total bases in a game (45).
NC State softball has won nine straight games and has moved into second place in the ACC standings. Sophomore Renada Davis has moved into a tie for the NCAA lead with her 24th homer of the season and her first career grand slam. Sophomore pitcher Emily Weiman picked up her 28th win of the season, breaking Abbie Sims' single-season record of 27 from 2007.
2013: Started 52 games at first base ... Collected 34 hits with 21 RBIs and runs scored ... Smashed five home runs, including a multi-homer game against Boston College ... Finished the season with 435 putouts, the second-most in school history for a single season ... Recorded a seven game hit streak and had six multi-hit games ... Had a career-high five RBIs against Elon
2012: Started 40 games at first base for the Wolfpack and played in 45 contests overall ... Hit a solid .250 in 112 at-bats, with a .330 slugging percentage ... Had three doubles, two home runs and 11 RBIs ... Led the team with 275 putouts and was third with a fielding percentage of .983 ... Ninth in ACC in total chances and putouts
2011: Made eight pinch-hit appearances as a freshman in 2011 ... Notched one RBI
Prep: Lettered in golf, basketball and softball at Cape Fear High School ... Named first team all-Mid-South Conference three times ... Honored as Mid-South Tournament MVP in 2009 and 2010 ... Garnered all-district, all-region and all-state honors as a junior and senior ... Named Mid-South Conference Player of the Year in 2010 ... Chosen by Fayetteville Observer as the 2010 Cape Fear Region Player of the Year ... Named 4A District and NC East Player of the Year as a senior ... A 2010 Gatorade Max Preps All-American ... Led her high school squad to three Mid-South conference championships in her career ... Hit three home runs in one game against E.E. Smith High School as a freshman ... Honored by WRAL's Tom Suiter as Extra Effort award winner as a senior ... Set a North Carolina state high school home run record as a senior, blasting 18 during the season ... Played travel ball for the Carolina Wildcats and Lady Lightning Gold ... Sister attended NC State