RALEIGH — N.C. State sophomore right-hander Emily Weiman pitched a no-hitter, beating Charlotte 2-0 Wednesday afternoon at the Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Softball Stadium in the first game of the teams doubleheader.
Weiman had eight strikeouts and allowed only one base runner, on a walk in the fourth inning. She finished by retiring 12 consecutive batters.
The Wolfpack (16-16-1) took the lead in the third inning when Scout Albertsons looper drove in Renada Davis. Bethaney Wells opened the fourth inning with a solo home run to extend the lead to 2-0.
The second game of the doubleheader had not finished by press time.
St. Andrews 9-4, St. Augustines 1-2: The Falcons (14-7-1) had their eight game win streak snapped, dropping two games to the Knights (13-20) at Laurinburg. Daja White scored all of the Falcons runs.
Campbell 3, Winthrop 1: Sarah Forgacs hit a three run home run in the fourth inning and the host Camels (24-12, 8-2 Big South) over came a solo shot by Kelsey Ritter in the seventh to down the Eagles (17-17, 5-5).
Duke: After the Blue Devils 11th spring practice and second scrimmage of the year, coach David Cutcliffe said he still has several competitions on the defensive side of the ball that have yet be won.
The biggest battle heading into the spring game April 13 at 4 p.m. is in the secondary. With an injury to senior cornerback Ross Cockrell, Cutcliffe will be looking at two young corners to man the position.
Its a big challenge, but were not done there, Cutcliffe said. Evrett Edwards and Quay Mann have gotten a lot of work. Mann is working corner and safety ... but thats one of the areas where, when we get back to full strength, I think will be good.
Despite the lack of experience and overall depth at several defensive positions including the secondary and linebackers, Cutcliffe believes he will still have an exciting team on the field come next Saturday.
Our defense has got an aggressiveness that you like seeing, he said. We truly have so many players out right now -- players who will be significant in their roles. But we have a lot of players who are getting better and getting better quickly. R. Cory Smith
East Carolina: The Pirates Conference USA opener against Florida Atlantic, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, has been moved up two days to a Thursday.
N.C. State: Albin Choi has been named the ACC mens golfers of the month.
Longwood 5, N.C. Central 2: After capturing the doubles point, the Eagles (1-9) won just one singles match when Fabrice George took the No. 5 match 6-7, 7-6, 1-0 (10-3).