Softball's Dent Hits 4 Home Runs in Doubleheader Sweep of Campbell
April 10, 2013
BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Senior outfielder Caitlin Dent doubled her home run total on the season by hitting four homers in a doubleheader against Campbell on Wednesday at Amanda Littlejohn Stadium.
Dent had a pair of three-run homers in the second game to give the Wolfpack a 7-5 victory and the sweep. She also had a solo shot and a two-run homer in the opening game, an 8-0, five-inning victory over the Camels.
Dent entered the day with four home runs on the season, two of which were grand slams.
She hit a solo shot and a two-run shot in the first game, after State had already built a 5-0 lead. In the second game, she erased Campbell's 1-0 lead in the top of the third with a long drive over the right centerfield wall for the Wolfpack (21-17-1).
She came to bat with runners on first and second in the fifth inning and hit another deep shot over the leftfield wall.
Dent's career day included a 5-for-6 performance at the plate, with nine RBIs, five runs and four homers.
"It was awesome," Dent said afterwards. "I just went up to the plate every time thinking about driving through the ball and getting hits. I just wanted to hit line drives.
"They just happened to go out of the park."
Dent became the second Wolfpack player this season to hit two home runs in back-to-back games on the same day. Junior Scout Albertson hit two against Kansas and two against North Carolina A&T on March 2 at the Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Softball Stadium during the Wolfpack Challenge.
"We played really well today, jumping on them early in the first game and getting the hits we needed in the second."
Freshman Hanna Sommer also homered in the second game, a solo shot in the fourth. It was her fifth of the season.