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.
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.
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.
2013 SECOND TEAM ALL-ACC
2013:Named Second-Team All-ACC ... Started 53 games behind the plate for the Wolfpack ... Batted .293, the third-highest on the team with a .483 slugging percentage in 147 at-bats ... Hit six home runs, highlighted by her first career grand slam in the Pack's win versus Georgia Tech ... Scored 32 runs with 20 RBIs ... Registered 11 multi-hit games ... Went 3-for4 at the plate in the second game of the double header against UNC with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI ... Had just four passed balls and threw out 13 potential base stealers
2012: Joined the team from Tallahassee (Fla.) Community College and started 35 of the 45 games she played ... Led the team and was third in the ACC with three triples ... Also had four doubles and 12 RBIs in her 93 at-bats ... Earned ACC All-Academic softball squad, recognizing her for a 3.0 grade point average or better in her last semester and an overall 3.0 GPA for her college career
2011 (at Tallahassee Community College): Played in 51 games as a freshman at TJC ... Hit .341 with six doubles and four home runs ... Notched 19 RBIs and scored 27 runs ... Struck out only 14 times in 129 at-bats ... Stole eight bases in 10 attempts ... Helped lead Tallahassee Junior College to a third place finish at the 2011 NJCAA Division I Nationals ... Earned all-tournament honors at NJCAA Nationals ... Named all-conference in 2011 ... Notched a 4.0 GPA and was named to the President's List for her academic performance in 2011
Prep: Lettered in volleyball, softball and basketball at Lorne Park Secondary School ... Named basketball MVP as a freshman, junior and senior ... Was an honor student all four years in high school ... Earned a 4.0 cumulative GPA