GREENVILLE — N.C. State and East Carolina split a softball doubleheader Wednesday. ECU took the first game 5-2. N.C. State rebounded in the second game with a 5-3 victory.
In the opener, ECU’s (10-21) Kelsi Briggs hit a three-run homerun in the first inning and the Pirate added two more in the third inning and held on despite a triple and a solo home run by N.C. State’s Chelsea Tate.
In the second game, N.C. State (14-14-1) lefthander Chelsea Stanfield won her second game of the season and sophomore right-hander Emily Weiman picked up her first career save.
Caitlin Dent, who drove in a run in the opener, had two hits. Sara Lippard had two RBIs.
North Carolina 3, Campbell 0: The Tar Heels (23-12) scored three first inning runs and kept the Camels (20-12) scoreless at Buies Creek.
Amber Parrish doubled to put UNC up 1-0 and Constance Orr found space up the middle to extend the score to 3-0. Shortstop Kristen Brown had two hits.
Campbell threatened in the seventh as Shaela Churchill hit a lead-off single. After an out, Maggie Christopher was hit by a pitch bringing the game-tying run to the plate before two ground outs secured the UNC win.
Track and Field
Duke: Duke’s Curtis Beach led the decathlon after the first five events Tuesday in the Texas Relays at Austin.
Beach had 4,219 points, winning the long jump at 24 feet, 10 inches and the 400 meters in 48.21 seconds.
Texas-Arlington’s Romain Martin was second at 3,985, followed by defending champion Issac Murphy of Texas at 3,978. Associated Press
Duke: Junior catcher Mike Rosenfeld underwent successful surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his right index finger. The injury, which Rosenfeld originally suffered in a game against Miami on March 9, will keep the Blue Devil co-captain out the remainder of the season.