Wolfpack Softball to Host Campbell in Midweek Tilt
April 1, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. - After having all three games of its series at Maryland last weekend rained out, the NC State softball team will return to action at home on Wednesday, April 2 against the Campbell Camels. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m. at Dail Stadium.
State owns a 12-1 advantage against Campbell in the all-time series, including a perfect 4-0 mark in home games versus the Camels. The Wolfpack won both games of last year’s doubleheader in Buies Creek, 8-0 (5) and 7-5.
In the squad’s last outing, the Pack (20-10, 10-4 ACC) defeated the Elon Phoenix in five innings, 13-5. State hit a season-high four homers in the contest, which is the most in a single game for the program since April 28, 2013 against Boston College.
Junior Renada Davis recorded her second multi-homer game of the year and seventh of her career in the contest. More impressively, she hit the homers in consecutive at-bats, both of which came in the first inning.
NC State’s play on the season earned it a No. 29 listing in the first RPI released by the NCAA. As a result of only playing one game last week, the Wolfpack dropped one spot to No. 30 in Monday’s second RPI.
Junior Emily Weiman’s nine complete game shutouts on the year still ranks among the most in the country, as she is now tied for second in the nation. Also, her 149 strikeouts ties as the 19th-best total in the country.
Campbell owns a 14-3 record on the season when its opponent scores 0-2 runs, while going winless in games this year when only scoring one or two runs.
Freshman Milly Martinet leads the squad in hitting with a .328 average to go along with a team-leading 38 hits and 14 home runs. Junior Ericka Nesbitt has also been productive at the plate with a .347 average and 34 hits.
In the circle, Katie Baker and Courtney Roberts have shared the load with 18 and 15 starts on the year, respectively. Baker is 9-7 with a 2.87 earned run average (ERA) and Roberts is 7-4 with a 2.42 ERA.