Softball Completes Sweep of Boston College
April 7, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. - Wolfpack softball completed a three-game sweep of Boston College (19-16, 1-8 ACC) today at Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Softball Stadium, defeating the Eagles by a score of 7-1.
In the three-game set, the Pack posted 29 hits and scored 27 runs and beat the Eagles by a combined score of 27-7.
Morgan Peeler started the game in the circle for the Wolfpack and was replaced by freshman Emily Weiman in the top of the fifth inning. In four innings of work, Peeler scattered two hits but did not surrender an earned run. Weiman did not give up a hit and struck out three in the final three innings of the game en route to her second career ACC win.
Boston College took a 1-0 lead in the first inning off of two hits and one Pack error.
The Wolfpack loaded the bases in the second, but was unable to push a run across, and after two complete, State trailed the Eagles 1-0.
Caitlin Dent notched a one-out single in the third inning and was replaced by pinch runner Kelsey Hoover. Leah Jones was hit by a pitch two batters later to put runners on first and second for freshman Davis. Davis then posted her first hit of the game, a single, which scored Hoover from second to tie the contest up at 1-1.
Weiman came on in relief of Peeler in the top of the fifth and retired the Eagles in order.
Davis, Katie Mansilla and Scout Albertson drew three-straight walks with one out in the fifth inning. Then, Tate, Landon Warren and Toni Ann Williford laced three-straight singles to plate three runs and put the Pack up 4-1. After a sharp line out by Caitlin Dent, Tate scored on an Eagle throwing error to put State up 5-1. Two additional bases loaded walks in the frame rounded out State's scoring, and after five complete, the Pack held a 7-1 lead over Boston College.
Weiman finished the deal in the top of the seventh by retiring the Eagles in order.
NC State (19-22, 3-8 ACC) returns to Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Softball Stadium on Wednesday, April 11 for a doubleheader at 4 and 6 p.m. against Campbell.
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