Softball Downs ASU, 6-1
RALEIGH, N.C. - Behind the pitching of Lindsay Campana, and the bats of Alyssa Ishibashi and Allison Presnell, the NC State softball team defeated Appalachian State, 6-1, on Sunday at Dail Stadium in Raleigh, N.C. Campana allowed one unearned run on six hits while striking out seven and not allowing a run. Ishibashi and Presnell each chipped in a pair of RBIs and Ishibashi hit her third homerun of the season to get NC State (23-24) on the board in the third.
Ishibashi got NC State in the scoring column with a homerun tucked inside the left foul pole on the first pitch she saw in the inning. Landon Warren dropped a single down the right field line to lead off the inning before Ishibashi's dinger.
Meanwhile, Campana (13-10) kept the Mountaineers bats at bay, allowing just three singles through six innings and retiring 12 straight batters before the third hit allowed in the sixth.
The Pack added four insurance runs in the sixth to break the game open and build a 6-0 lead. Lauren Peters led off with an infield single and Bridget Desbois walked to put runners on first and second. After Cooper grounded into a fielder's choice, Kristine Bechtholdt singled to left field to bring in Peters for the third run of the game. Mackenzie Mangum walked to bring in the fourth run, and pinch-hitter Allison Presnell lined a two-out, two-run double into right centerfield to gave NC State a 6-0 cushion.
Appalachian State (25-27) was finally able to get on the board in the seventh, as Morgan Price hit an RBI single with two on and two outs, but she was thrown out at second base trying to advance after her single.
NC State will return to action on Friday as it hosts the 2009 ACC Softball Tournament at Dail Stadium on campus. Tickets are available on GoPack.com, or by calling the ticket office at 919-865-1510.