being a 10 point underdog to duke in football may not be the bottom, but i'm guessing if state drops a golf ball, it won't roll very far. — Coach L Folwer (@Lee_Folwer) November 9, 2013 It was great Friday for an NC State athletics program that needed at little good news! On the day […]
Behind yet another stellar effort from ACC Pitcher of the Year, Emily Weiman, #2 seeded NC State Women’s Softball claimed the 2013 ACC Championship on Saturday night over top seeded Florida State by a final score of 1-0.
Weiman (31-16) outdueled FSU’s Lacey Waldrop, keeping thehigh-powered Seminoles quiet all night long and retiring the final 13 batters she faced to clinch the Wolfpack’s second ACC Championship in the program’s 10-year history and its first since 2006.
“I knew if they were going to beat me, they were going to have to work for it,” said the sophomore righthander from Pasadena, Md. “I felt really strong and confident.
“My defense has always said they had my back, and tonight they did. I told them all I needed was one run, and they got it. I just went out every inning and gave it my best effort.”
Weiman, who has pitched 295 innings this season and started 48 of the Pack’s 52 games, finished off her 37th complete game of the season, going all seven innings and allowing just four hits and two walks with five strikeouts.
“I am going to check to see if Emily is wearing a cape under her jersey,” said first-year head coach Shawn Rychcik. “She’s been our Superman all year long.
“She was really on tonight. You can usually tell in the first inning, and she was there. It was an unbelievable performance. She had her best game in the championship.”
The Wolfpack (33-18-1 overall) has now won 12 consecutive games and 19 of its last 21. It will receive the ACC’s automatic bid into the NCAA Championship, with pairings being announced Sunday night at 10 p.m. on ESPNU.
Congrats to Emily and the entire team on a job well done!
We’re all extremely proud of you ladies!