College Notebook

N.C. State routs Youngstown St.

From News ReleasesMarch 2, 2014 

— No. 6 N.C. State baseball responded from its second loss of the season with a 16-1 thrashing of Youngstown State on Sunday at Doak Field.

Freshman Andrew Knizner led the Pack (9-2) with a 3-for-5, 3 RBI performance that included his first home run, a two-run smash in the eighth.

Wake Forest 8, Saint Peter’s 2: Matt Conway recorded his first home run and had four RBIs as Wake Forest defeated Saint Peter’s at Wake Forest Baseball Park.

East Carolina 3, Ohio State 2: Ian Townsend posted three hits, Ryan Williams notched his fourth win and Drew Reynolds set the all-time saves record in East Carolina’s win against Ohio State in Greenville.

Notre Dame 4, Appalachian State 3: Appalachian State squandered a two-run lead in the ninth inning and Notre Dame plated an unearned run in the 11th to beat the Mountaineers in both teams’ final game at the USA Baseball-Irish Classic in Cary.

Elon 5, Gardner-Webb 0: Jake Stalzer continued to dominate opponents at the start of his Elon career as the left-hander tossed the Phoenix’s first complete game shutout since May 2010 in a victory over Gardner-Webb in the final game of the Elon Invitational.

Mansfield 10, Saint Augustine’s 2: Calvin Butcher collected two hits and drove in a run for Saint Augustine’s at Optimist Park.

Corey Fields smacked in the other run for the Falcons. Carey Cheek also had two hits.

N.C. Central 9, N.C. A&T 3: Facing an 0-3 record to start Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play, N.C. Central tied a season-high with 13 hits against N.C. A&T, taking down the Aggies to avoid the opening series sweep in Greensboro.

Softball

N.C. State 9, Virginia 1: N.C. State completed a series sweep against the Cavaliers at Dail Stadium. The contest was shortened to five innings because of the eight-run mercy rule.

North Carolina 12, Virginia Tech 8: The visiting Tar Heels posted 10 runs in the final two innings to make a thrilling comeback and take the victory.

The Tar Heels tallied 21 hits, led by Kati Causey and Kendra Lynch who had four RBIs apiece while each also posted a multi-run homer.

East Carolina 4, Tennessee Tech 0: Sarah Christian pitched a one-hitter and struck out a career-high 10 to complete the series sweep at the ECU Softball Stadium. The win was East Carolina’s (11-4) fifth in a row and ninth in its past 10 games. Tennessee Tech fell to 5-11.

Campbell 3, Villanova 0: Courtney Roberts pitched a no-hitter, Milly Martinet and Brittany Bruce added home runs and the Camels (13-8) topped Villanova (5-5) in Clearwater, Fla. The no-hitter was Roberts’ first and the eighth in school history. She struck out four and walked three to push her record to 3-2.

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