Notre Dame softball: Irish, Wolfpack split

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Jenna Simon slapped a run-scoring single in the bottom of the seventh to give Notre Dame a 3-2 win Tuesday in the opener of an Atlantic Coast Conference doubleheader over North Carolina State. Simon’s hit scored freshman Karley Wester from second base.

North Carolina State (30-14, 14-7 ACC) took the second game, 6-2.

Wester led all Notre Dame (30-10, 10-5) players at the plate with a 5-for-7 (.714) afternoon, adding an RBI, three stolen bases and two runs. Sophomore Micaela Arizmendi contributed a pair of hits, including her team-high tying 10th home run of the season, while junior All-American Emilee Koerner also chipped in two singles and a run scored.

Senior pitcher Laura Winter (19-4) earned the victory in game one, tossing a complete game seven-hitter.

At Cook Stadium

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Notre Dame1000101 — 3 8 2

Laura Winter (W, 19-4); Emily Weiman (L, 24-11).

2B: (NC) Renada Davis, Hanna Sommer.

Second game

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Notre Dame1000001 — 2 5 2

Weiman (W, 25-11); Allie Rhodes (L, 6-5), Rachel Nasland (6).

2B: (NC) Lana VanDyken

HR: (NC) Davis; (ND) Micaela Arizmendi.

Records: Notre Dame 30-10 (10-5 ACC); NC State 30-14 (14-7).