Softball ACCtion: Sunday, April 11

April 11, 2010

Jessica Coan's Two-Hitter Leads No. 10/6 Softball Past Virginia, 8-0
Sophomore Jessica Coan fired a two-hit shutout with six strikeouts as the No. 10/6 Georgia Tech Softball team (35-6, 11-1 ACC) beat Virginia (23-17, 7-4), 8-0 in five innings, Sunday afternoon at Mewborn Field. Sophomore Kate Kuzma was 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI, while junior Kristine Priebe also had a two-run home run for the Yellow Jackets.

Coan (10-1) tossed her second solo shutout of the season as she limited the Cavaliers to just two singles and a walk in five innings. With six more strikeouts in the game, Coan is now 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 13 career innings against UVA. Redshirt senior Jen Yee walked three more times and scored a pair of runs in the game, while junior Kristen Adkins and sophomore Kelsi Weseman added two hits apiece for Tech.

Melanie Mitchell started her third game of the series and the Yellow Jackets wasted no time in jumping on the scoreboard. Yee walked on four pitches and then stole second base, her 15th of the season. After moving to third base on a sacrifice bunt by sophomore Kate Kuzma, Yee scored her 61st run of the season on a double down the right-field line by sophomore Kelsi Weseman. Then on the very next pitch, junior Kristine Priebe hit a two-run home run to left field making it 3-0 in favor of the Yellow Jackets. For Priebe it was her 11th round-tripper of the season.

No. 24 Carolina Finishes Sweep Of Boston College With 4-1 Victory
No. 24 North Carolina completed the series sweep of Boston College (10-22) by defeating the Eagles, 4-1, at Shea Field on Sunday afternoon. Shortstop Christine Knauer knocked in two RBIs for Carolina in the victory. Senior Danielle Spaulding pitched seven strong innings, holding Boston College to only one run on three hits and struck out ten Boston College batters. With the win Carolina climbs to 32-13 overall on the year and 8-7 in Atlantic Coast Conference games.

For the third straight game in the series, Boston College struck first. In today's game, second baseman Renee Ramos singled to score pitcher Nicole D'Argento to give the Eagles an early 1-0 lead in the first inning.

Carolina remained scoreless for the first three innings until claiming the lead by scoring two runs in the fourth inning. The inning started with senior first baseman Stephanie Murad singling through the left side and advance to second on a Kelli Wheeler sacrifice bunt. Next up, Tisha Mahon, reached on a throwing error from the pitcher on a come-backer up the middle. During the next at bat, Mahon stole second base and gave Carolina two runners in scoring position. The next batter leadoff hitter, Knauer, who had only four RBIs entering the contest slapped a D'Argento pitch up the middle and scored both Murad and Mahon. The two runs allowed Carolina to take the lead, 2-1, in the fourth inning.

NC State Clips No. 16 Seminoles, 3-1
Lindsay Campana limited No. 16 Florida State to just three hits and Landon Warren went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs as NC State downed the Seminoles, 3-1 on Sunday in the series finale at JoAnne Graf Field.

The win moves NC State to 24-17 (7-5 ACC) while the Noles dip to 36-8 (8-4 ACC).

Campana (16-6) earned the complete-game decision, picking up three K’s. Sarah Hamilton (18-4) took the loss in 4 2/3 innings of work while Terese Gober tossed the final 2 1/3 for FSU.