NC State Softball to Host Boston College in Final Home Series on ESPN3
April 17, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State softball team will look to complete a very successful 2014 home slate this weekend when it plays host to the Boston College Eagles at Dail Stadium. Friday’s doubleheader is set for 4 p.m., while Saturday’s first pitch is slated for noon.
All three games of the series will be broadcast live on ESPN3.
The Wolfpack (28-11, 12-4 ACC) has been dominant in its series with the Eagles, as the Pack has won 20 of 25 previous meetings. State has won the last six meetings and posts an 8-1 mark in games played at Dail Stadium.
Last year, the Pack swept the three-game series played in Chestnut Hill, Mass., in very impressive fashion. The squad tied the school record with seven home runs in the first game of the doubleheader and followed that performance by setting the school record with eight home runs in a 16-2 win.
Senior Scout Albertson had a fantastic day at the plate in the series as she hit two homers in each game of Saturday’s doubleheader. Junior Emily Weiman set the school record for wins in a single season with 28 in the final game of the series.
In the Wolfpack’s last outing on Wednesday, it swept a twin bill against UNCW, defeating the Seahawks in the first game 5-0, before claiming a 9-1 mercy rule win in the second game. It was the sixth mercy rule victory the team has collected this year.
Weiman tossed her nation-leading 11th complete game shutout in game one of the doubleheader. She also set a season high and tied her career high with 12 strikeouts in the contest.
On the season, the Wolfpack is 21-1 in home games. Seniors Kirsty Grant, Leah Jones, Hayley Stowe, Chelsea Tate and Albertson will be honored in a pre-game ceremony on Saturday in observance of senior day.
SCOUTING BOSTON COLLEGE
The Boston College Eagles enter the weekend with a 23-18 record on the year, including a 7-10 mark in ACC play. In its last outing, the squad split a doubleheader at Syracuse, winning the first game, 2-0, and losing the second game, 13-12.
Sophomore outfielder Megan Cooley leads the team offensively with a .357 batting average at the plate with 46 hits. Senior Tory Speer is second on the squad with 32 hits and a .330 clip.
In the circle, graduate student Nicole D’Argento has shouldered the load with 32 appearances and 27 games started. She owns a 13-11 record on the season with a 2.69 earned run average. Freshman Jordan Weed has also pitched for the Eagles and has an 8-6 mark to go along with a 4.13 ERA.