N.C. State’s Ross closing in on softball records
RALEIGH Junior Tyler Ross enters the weekend within striking distance of a couple school single-season records. She has scored 51 runs this season and would break the record by scoring two runs this weekend. In addition, the Cameron, N.C., native has 25 stolen bases and needs just two more to break the record in that category.
The team will hit the road for its final series of the season, as the Wolfpack heads to 19th-ranked Notre Dame. Saturday’s doubleheader is slated for 1 p.m. and will air live on ESPN3/Watch ESPN, while Sunday’s game will begin at noon.
▪ UNC: The Tar Heels enter the final weekend of play sitting in sixth place in the ACC standings with a .476 conference winning percentage. A sweep of Georgia Tech could move Carolina as high as fourth. The top eight teams according to regular-season ACC winning percentage qualify for the 2016 ACC Softball Championship, which begins on Thursday, May 12, and will be hosted by NC State at Dail Stadium in Raleigh.
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N.C. State: Andrew Knizner captured a spot on CoSIDA's Academic All-District First Team for District 3, announced Thursday by the organization. The CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
The team travelled for a three game series against Clemson.
UNC: Junior outfielder Tyler Ramirez has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team, announced Tuesday. Ramirez is one of 13 players named to the Division I roster for District 3, which includes all DI schools in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
The Tar Heels returned to action with a weekend series at home against Louisville.
Duke: The Blue Devils return to action on Sunday against Gardner-Webb in a doubleheader at Jack Coombs Field starting at 1 p.m. The team has won 15 of its past 21 games and sits at 25-20 (10-14 ACC) on the year.
Elon: Heavy rains have forced the start of Elon's final CAA baseball series of the year to be delayed one day. The Phoenix was scheduled to open a three-game set at Delaware on Friday at 3 p.m., but the two will now begin the series with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.
Duke: Led by under par rounds from junior Sandy Choi and sophomore Leona Maguire, the top-seeded and fourth-ranked Blue Devils turned in a one-under-par, 287, Friday on its way to moving up three slots to fourth overall with 18 holes remaining at the NCAA Regionals in Baton Rouge, La.
Wake Forest: Head coach Jennifer Averill and the program unveiled the team’s 2016 schedule on Friday afternoon. The Demon Deacons will host a pair of exhibition contests before beginning its 18-game regular-season schedule in August. Ten of the Deacs’ regular-season games are at home. Seven opponents on the schedule appeared in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
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