The Coastal Carolina softball rallied from an early deficit, but host North Carolina went on to outslug the Chanticleers for a five-inning, 14-6 victory Thursday afternoon.
Coastal (12-13) scored five straight runs on home runs. However, the Tar Heels (16-5) quickly regained the lead and broke it open with a seven-run fourth for their 11th victory in their last 12 games.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack will step out of conference play this weekend to host the Hyatt Place Invitational at Dail Stadium. Binghamton, Fordham, Lipscomb, Longwood and Missouri are among the teams participating in the event.
Games are scheduled throughout the day on Friday and Saturday, with only three contests slated for Sunday. The Wolfpack will play Longwood and Lipscomb at 3:45 and 6 p.m., respectively, on Friday and host Fordham and No. 21 Missouri at the same times with respect to order on Saturday. On Sunday, N.C. State is set to conclude play in the tournament at 11:45 a.m. against Binghamton.
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Elon: The Phoenix fell at Charlotte, 3-0, at the Phillips Softball Complex.
Charlotte’s (11-8) pitcher Lexi Betancourt threw a no-hitter despite giving up seven walks on the day to the Phoenix (12-6) in Elon’s first true road game of the year.
Swimming and diving
N.C. State: With one more event left in a historic season for N.C. State swimming and diving, 23 student-athletes have earned invitations to the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
This is potentially one of the largest groups that will represent the Wolfpack at the national level in the program’s 76-year history.
The women’s championships will be held in Greensboro on March 19-21, while the men will compete in Iowa City, Iowa, on March 26-28.
Track and field
Saint Augustine’s: Saint Augustine’s is set to compete in the NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Friday and Saturday. The championship meet will begin at 9 a.m. both days.
Meredith: The Meredith lacrosse team capped off a spring break doubleheader with a 16-15 overtime win versus the Westfield State Owls. Danielle Lee led with six goals, Lottie Meadows followed with five and Carlee Joseph assisted on three to lead the Avenging Angels.