College Notes

Duke’s Sirk to miss upcoming season

lkeeley@newsobserver.comNews ServicesApril 10, 2013 

Duke’s quarterback depth took a major hit when redshirt freshman quarterback Thomas Sirk ruptured his right Achilles tendon Wednesday. Sirk underwent surgery and will likely miss the 2013 football season, as recoveries typically take 6-9 months.

The injury also leaves Duke in a bind for the Saturday Spring game, as starter Anthony Boone is the only healthy scholarship quarterback – Brandon Connette and incoming freshman QB Parker Boehme are both recovering from offseason surgeries. Junior Mackenzie Sovereign is listed next on the depth chart.

Softball

N.C. State 8-7, Campbell 0-5: Senior outfielder Caitlin Dent doubled her home run total on the season by hitting four homers in a doubleheader against host Campbell on Wednesday.

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 N.C. 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 and five runs.

“It was awesome,” Dent said. “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.”

Freshman Hanna Sommer also homered in the second game, a solo shot in the fourth. It was her fifth of the season.

Campbell’s Brittany Bruce kept her team in the game with two home runs against Wolfpack sophomore righthander Emily Weiman, a solo shot and a two-run shot.

Weiman (19-15) held on for the victory, giving up five runs on nine hits with nine strikeouts.

North Carolina 6, Elon 0: Constance Orr’s three-run home run got the Tar Heels (32-13) started against the Phoenix.

Orr’s first-inning shot was followed by a two-run home run by Amber Parrish in the third.

Elon (12-25) was held to four hits.

College of Charleston 8, N.C. Central 2: The Eagles’ Camille Hampton hit a two-run home run in the seventh.

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