Pack Softball DH Vs. USC Upstate On Tuesday Cancelled
March 4, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The NC State softball team’s scheduled doubleheader against USC Upstate on Tuesday has been canceled due to the anticipated inclement weather in the Raleigh area.
A make-up date has not been set, but could be slated for later this week at the Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Stadium.
The Pack will open its ACC season this weekend when it hosts three games against Florida State, with a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday. Both games on Saturday will be broadcast live on ESPN3.
The Wolfpack (11-5-1) is coming off a successful home-opening weekend in which it swept four games in the 2013 Wolfpack Challenge at Dail Stadium.
First-year head coach Shawn Rychcik’s team beat Stony Brook (16-2, in five innings), Kansas (5-2), North Carolina A&T (20-0, in five innings) and Lafayette (10-0, in five innings).
The Pack clubbed 13 home runs on the weekend, a school-record seven in the Saturday win over A&T. Junior outfielder Scout Albertson became the first Wolfpack player to have back-to-back games with two homers after hitting a pair of solo shots against the Jayhawks and a pair of two-run shots against the Aggies.
Sophomore shortstop Renada Davis had home runs in the final three games of the tournament, improving her ACC-leading total to nine on the season.
In all, the Pack outscored its competition in the weekend event by a total of 51-4.
Sophomore pitcher Emily Weiman (10-4) picked up three more victories and continues to lead the ACC in wins and innings pitched (88.0)
The Pack has moved up significantly in multiple Atlantic Coast Conference statistical categories, especially on offense.
Davis, who raised her batting average more than 60 points to .276, and she leads the league with a total of nine home runs. Albertson and Wolfpack freshman Hanna Sommer are tied for fourth with four long bombs.
Albertson and Davis are the only two ACC players to hit multiple home runs in a game this season. Davis had two against Troy in Atlanta.
Davis, last year’s ACC Freshman of the Year, also leads the league in slugging percentage at .776 and total bases with 45. She is tied for sixth with 16 runs scored.