Notre Dame softball: Irish, Wolfpack split
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
|NC State||000||101||0 — 2 7 1|
|Notre Dame||100||010||1 — 3 8 2|
Laura Winter (W, 19-4); Emily Weiman (L, 24-11).
2B: (NC) Renada Davis, Hanna Sommer.
|NC State||101||020||2 — 6 8 2|
|Notre Dame||100||000||1 — 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).