RALEIGH The N.C. State softball team completed its fall schedule over the weekend, by collecting three wins in four home games at Dail Stadium. The Wolfpack split a Friday doubleheader with Elon and won both games Saturday with Pitt Community College.
N.C. State concluded its fall schedule with a 7-1 record.
Sophomore Tyler Ross had an exceptional opener Friday against Elon, hitting two grand slams – one in the first and another in the fifth inning. She drove in eight of the runs the Wolfpack scored in the 11-2 victory.
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Duke: Redshirt junior safety Jeremy Cash was named one of 15 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award.
Cash has compiled 63 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 1.5 quarterback sacks, two interceptions, three caused fumbles, four pass breakups, four quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery.
North Carolina Central: Sophomore quarterback Malcolm Bell and sophomore center Carl Jones were honored by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for their performances during Saturday’s 42-14 win against Savannah State.
Bell accounted for five touchdowns and 359 yards of offense. He completed 23 of 32 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns, and he rushed 18 times for 72 yards and two scores.
Jones graded out at 93 percent of his blocking assignments as he helped pave the way for the Eagles to amass 498 yards. He recorded four pancake blocks with no penalties and did not allow a sack.
Duke: Coach Robbie Church collected his 350th win Sunday with a 2-1 overtime victory over Boston College. The win moved the Blue Devils to 8-8-1 on the season with the regular-season finale at 7 p.m. Friday at Florida State.
Church, who owns a career mark of 350-218-51 over 29 years as a men’s and women’s soccer coach, has coached at six institutions. Since arriving at Duke, Church has amassed a 167-104-37 mark, including a trip to the 2001 national championship match.