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    Sophomore pitcher Emily Weiman
    Sophomore pitcher Emily Weiman
     

    Oct. 3, 2012

    2013 NC State Softball Schedule

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Facing 12 opponents that made the NCAA Division I Championships, NC State softball and first-year head coach Shawn Rychcik will face a challenging schedule in 2013.

    The Wolfpack, which finished 23-31 overall and 5-16 in the ACC in 2012, will participate in five early-season tournaments, including the Wolfpack Challenge March 1-3.

    "It's a lot of quality competition," said Rychcik, who took over the program in July after eight years at Boston University. "Overall, it's a pretty challenging schedule that will prepare us to compete in the ACC.

    Rychcik and his squad of 14 players will open the season on Feb. 8 in the Florida International Panther Invitational in Miami, a three-day tournament that also includes Georgetown and Kansas.

    The following weekend, the Wolfpack travels to Tampa, Fla., for a four-team tournament hosted by South Florida that includes a trio of tournament teams: the host school, Tennessee and Coastal Carolina.

    The next weekend, Feb. 22-24, the Pack will participate in a tournament hosted by Kennesaw State in Woodstock, Ga. Also participating are Northern Colorado, Jacksonville State, Youngstown State and Bowling Green.

    State's own Wolfpack Challenge will be held at the Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Softball Stadium March 1-3, featuring Stony Brook, Kansas, North Carolina A&T and Lafayette.

    The Pack opens ACC play with a doubleheader against Florida State on March 9, followed by a single game the next day.

    Rychcik and his team will then compete in its final tournament, a transcontinental trip to Fullerton, Calif., for the always-loaded Judy Garmin Classic. NCAA teams DePaul, Oklahoma, Michigan and Texas will join NC State and Pacific in the three-day event.


     

     

    "If we are going to get to where we want to be in the conference, these are the kinds of teams we need to play and be successful against," Rychcik said. "It starts right now, from the beginning, right off the bat.

    "No need to wait for it."

    In all, the Pack has 50 scheduled regular-season contests, plus the ACC Championship, which will be held May 10-12 in Tallahassee, Fla. The season will culminate with three weekends of NCAA Championship play, ending with the College World Series in its traditional home of Oklahoma City, Okla.

    Rychcik and his team have been conducting fall workouts for a little over a month, including a doubleheader sweep of Longwood on Sept. 23. State won the first game, 5-0, behind the shutout pitching of sophomore Emily Weiman and the second, 8-2, thanks to a pair of home runs by junior first baseman Leah Jones.

    The Pack will participate in the Ray Chandler Memorial Tournament at the Walnut Creek Softball Complex in Raleigh next weekend, playing five games in the 10-team tournament.

    After a break for exams and the holidays, the team will begin practice for the spring on Jan. 7.

    The Wolfpack returns senior outfielder Bethaney Wells, who had 11 homers and was fourth in the ACC with a .567 slugging percentage last season, and 2012 ACC Freshman of the Year Renada Davis, a shortstop who set school records for batting average and on-base percentage in her inaugural collegiate campaign.

    "It's been a good start, getting to know all the players and putting some new things in," Rychcik said. "I saw a lot of things that I really liked, though it's hard to tell overall because we've only played two games so far.

    "It takes some time to get things going just the way you want it."

    NC State 2013 Softball Schedule

    Date

    Opponent / Event

    Location

    Time / Result

    FIU Panther Invitational

    02/08/13

    vs. Georgetown

    Miami, Fla.

    11 a.m.

     

    vs. Kansas

    Miami, Fla.

    1:30 p.m.

    02/09/13

    at Florida International

    Miami, Fla.

    1:30 p.m.

     

    Semifinals

    Miami, Fla.

    TBA

    02/10/13

    Finals

    Miami, Fla.

    TBA

    USF Tournament

    02/15/13

    vs. Tennessee

    Tampa, Fla.

    11:30 a.m.

     

    at USF

    Tampa, Fla.

    4:15 p.m.

    02/16/13

    vs. Coastal Carolina

    Tampa, Fla.

    11 a.m.

     

    Semifinals

    Tampa, Fla.

    TBA

    02/17/13

    Finals

    Tampa, Fla.

    TBA

    Kennesaw State Tournament

    02/22/13

    vs. Northern Colorado

    Woodstock, Ga.

    10 a.m.

     

    at Kennesaw State

    Woodstock, Ga.

    3 p.m.

    02/23/13

    vs. Jacksonville State

    Woodstock, Ga.

    10 a.m.

     

    vs. Youngstown State

    Woodstock, Ga.

    12:30 p.m.

    02/24/13

    vs. Bowling Green

    Woodstock, Ga.

    10 a.m.

    NC State Wolfpack Challenge

    03/01/13

    vs. Stony Brook

    Raleigh, N.C.

    6:30 p.m.

    03/02/13

    vs. Kansas

    Raleigh, N.C.

    4:45 p.m.

     

    vs. North Carolina A&T

    Raleigh, N.C.

    7 p.m.

    03/03/13

    vs. Lafayette

    Raleigh, N.C.

    1:30 p.m.

    03/05/13

    vs. USC Upstate

    Raleigh, N.C.

    4 p.m.

     

    vs. USC Upstate

    Raleigh, N.C.

    6 p.m.

    03/09/13

    vs. Florida State *

    Raleigh, N.C.

    1 p.m.

     

    vs. Florida State *

    Raleigh, N.C.

    3 p.m.

    03/10/13

    vs. Florida State *

    Raleigh, N.C.

    Noon

    Judy Garmin Classic

    03/14/13

    vs. DePaul

    Fullerton, Calif.

    3:30 p.m.

    03/15/13

    vs. Oklahoma

    Fullerton, Calif.

    9:30 a.m.

     

    vs. Pacific

    Fullerton, Calif.

    2:30 p.m.

    03/16/13

    vs. Michigan

    Fullerton, Calif.

    7 a.m.

     

    vs. Texas

    Fullerton, Calif.

    Noon

    03/23/13

    at Virginia Tech *

    Blacksburg, Va.

    Noon

     

    at Virginia Tech *

    Blacksburg, Va.

    2 p.m.

    03/24/13

    at Virginia Tech *

    Blacksburg, Va.

    Noon

    03/27/13

    at East Carolina

    Greenville, N.C.

    3 p.m.

     

    at East Carolina

    Greenville, N.C.

    5 p.m.

    03/29/13

    at Georgia Tech *

    Atlanta, Ga.

    4 p.m.

     

    at Georgia Tech *

    Atlanta, Ga.

    6 p.m.

    03/30/13

    at Georgia Tech *

    Atlanta, Ga.

    1 p.m.

    04/03/13

    vs. Charlotte

    Raleigh, N.C.

    4 p.m.

     

    vs. Charlotte

    Raleigh, N.C.

    6 p.m.

    04/06/13

    vs. Maryland *

    Raleigh, N.C.

    1 p.m.

     

    vs. Maryland *

    Raleigh, N.C.

    3 p.m.

    04/07/13

    vs. Maryland *

    Raleigh, N.C.

    1 p.m.

    04/10/13

    at Campbell

    Buies Creek, N.C.

    4 p.m.

     

    at Campbell

    Buies Creek, N.C.

    6 p.m.

    04/13/13

    vs. North Carolina - Senior Day *

    Raleigh, N.C.

    1 p.m.

     

    vs. North Carolina *

    Raleigh, N.C.

    3 p.m.

    04/14/13

    vs. North Carolina *

    Raleigh, N.C.

    1 p.m.

    04/20/13

    at Virginia *

    Charlottesville, Va.

    1 p.m.

     

    at Virginia *

    Charlottesville, Va.

    3 p.m.

    04/21/13

    at Virginia *

    Charlottesville, Va.

    1 p.m.

    04/24/13

    at Elon

    Elon, N.C.

    6 p.m.

    04/25/13

    at Boston College *

    Chestnut Hill, Mass.

    1 p.m.

     

    at Boston College *

    Chestnut Hill, Mass.

    3 p.m.

    04/26/13

    at Boston College *

    Chestnut Hill, Mass.

    Noon

    ACC Tournament

    05/10/13

    TBD

    Tallahassee, Fla.

    TBA

    05/11/13

    TBD

    Tallahassee, Fla.

    TBA

    05/12/13

    TBD

    Tallahassee, Fla.

    TBA

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