RALEIGH — The N.C. State softball team extended its win streak to 12 games with a 5-1 win Sunday at Dail Stadium to sweep a three-game series with Pittsburgh.
The Wolfpack improved to 13-6 overall and 6-0 in the ACC, while the Panthers fell to 8-11, 0-3. For the first time this season, Wolfpack hitters led off every inning with a single to put runners on base in every frame.
Junior shortstop Renada Davis led off the bottom of the first for the Wolfpack with a double down the left-field line. She scored on Hanna Sommers sacrifice fly to deep right field.
N.C. State added a run in the second inning and three more in the fifth.
North Carolina: The host Tar Heels (11-9, 5-1 ACC) completed a sweep of Syracuse with a 13-4 victory. Darby Rosen and Jenna Kelly each homered and Kristen Brown smashed a grand slam.
East Carolina: Junior Sarah Christian pitched a complete game and won her eighth consecutive start, and redshirt junior Abby Wynne had a career-high four RBIs to boost the host East Carolina to a 7-1 victory over Alabama-Birmingham in Conference USA.
Duke: Sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea posted 13 saves and sixth-ranked Duke held host Virginia Tech to a season-low scoring output in a 14-6 victory.
N.C. State: The No. 13 Miami women (9-2, 5-0 ACC) beat host N.C. State women (7-4, 1-3). Meanwhile, the No. 19 N.C. State mens team dropped its first ACC match of the season, falling 7-0 against No. 10 Duke.
Wake Forest: Luisa Fernandez earned her second victory against a ranked opponent in as many weeks, but host Wake Forest fell 6-1 to top-ranked Duke.
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate: The third-ranked Duke women carded a 54-hole total of 862 to win by 10 strokes in Hilton Head, S.C. Duke freshman Yu Liu claimed her first collegiate victory in a one-hole playoff. UNC was seventh.
Duke: Conner Hartmann reached his second straight NCAA championships, finishing third at the ACC championships in Blacksburg, Va.