Posted: 1:09 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013
By Omega Wolf
In what can only be described as hazing a freshperson, Boston College coach Ashley Obrest allowed Stephanie Lord to go the distance in both halves of Saturday's double header in Chestnut Hill even though the lefty was lambasted for 26 runs, all earned, on 32 hits. Fifteen of those hits left the yard as the N. C. State women's softball team continued its record setting season.
The Pack ladies entered the day needing just three home runs to break the previous school record of 66; they did it in the first inning of the first game and then extended the record over and over and over again. Renada Davis went deep twice to extend her individual school record to 23 home runs. The sophomore shortstop is now tied with Longwood's Megan Baltzell for the national lead.
Scout Albertson homered four times in a double header for the second time this season; she also launched her second grand slam of the year. Caitlin Dent, Kirsty Grant, Leah Jones, Hannah Sommer, and Bethany Wells also went deep on the day. Albertson and Dent both have 12 bombs on the year.
To add even more insult to injury, the Pack turned a bases loaded triple play to end game two of the series. Those three outs gave head coach Shawn Rychcik his 300th career victory and 29th at the helm of the Pack.
N.C. State moved into a tie for second place in the ACC with the doubleheader sweep and will try to close the regular season with win number 30 Sunday at noon.