Weiman Hurls First No-Hitter of Career
April 3, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State sophomore righthander Emily Weiman pitched the first no-hitter of her career, beating Charlotte 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon at the Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Softball Stadium.
Weiman (14-14) allowed only one base runner in the entire game, a walk in the fourth inning. She finished by retiring 12 consecutive 49er batters. She ended the game with eight strikeouts, one walk and no hits.
It was the first no-hitter for a Wolfpack pitcher since April 25, 2009, when Lindsay Campana no-hit Boston College.
"Em was obviously in control throughout the game," said first-year coach Shawn Rychcik. "She moved the ball around the entire game and had good zip on the ball.
"She got the runs she needed early on, which helps out a lot that her hitters gave her that support. It was just a very efficient effort all the way around."
The Wolfpack (16-16-1) took the lead in the third inning when sophomore Renada Davis walked, junior Chelsea Tate extended her hitting streak to eight games with a single to right field and junior Scout Albertson hit a looper to left field to drive in Davis.
It was Albertson's first RBI since her 3-for-4 day against then No. 19 Virginia Tech.
Senior Bethaney Wells, who has led the Wolfpack in home runs the last two seasons, opened the fourth inning with her fourth homer of the season, a solo shot to left centerfield. She added a double in the fifth, her second of the season, to record her first multiple extra-base hit game of the season.
"Wellsy has her average creeping up here lately after a little bit of a slow start," Rychcik said. "She's an RBI-producer, so you have to give them time. We always knew she would produce."
The two teams played the second game of the doubleheader immediately afterwards.
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