banner
NC State

NC State Softball Falls 8-2 to No. 4 and Undefeated Tennessee

Posted February 17, 2013

N.C. State Logo

— The NC State softball team lost to No. 4 Tennessee in the championship game of the USF 4-Team Tournament at the USF Softball Stadium on Sunday morning.

The Pack (6-4) gave up four runs in the first inning against the undefeated Volunteers (10-0), but cut that lead in half on sophomore shortstop Renada Davis' third home run of the season, a two-run shot over the left-field wall in the top of the fifth.

The Volunteers answered with a wind-blown three-run shot by Raven Chavanne in the bottom of the inning and added an unearned run in the sixth to provide the final margin.

Tennessee pitcher Ellen Renfroe (4-0) struck out 13 Wolfpack batters in the game and limited State to four hits on the day. Tennessee, meanwhile, had 16 hits, five of which went for extra bases, and left 10 runners on base.

NC State sophomore pitcher Emily Weiman (6-3) started the game, but gave up six hits and four runs in the opening frame and was relieved by freshman lefthander Chelsea Stanfield, who pitched five innings and struck out two.

"They jumped on Emily pretty quick, but she had a great weekend for us," said first-year coach Shawn Rychcik. "I thought Chelsea came in and gave us a chance."

In the fourth inning, the Wolfpack had two runners on base with one out and Bethaney Wells, who has led the Pack in home runs the last two seasons, at the plate. She pounded a long fly ball over the left-field wall, but it curled on the wrong side of the foul pole. She ended up hitting a pop-up to the shortstop and the inning ended with a strikeout.

"We just missed that shot by Wells, which would have put us within one run and then Renada hit her home run to get us within two," Rychcik said. "We were in the game, but they put some more pressure on us with that three-run homer.

"But that's why they are the fourth-ranked team in the country."

Rychcik was pleased with Stanfield's second appearance against the Volunteers. She faced them for two innings in Friday night's 7-0 loss.

"She did a good job, with three runs in five innings," Rychcik said. "She showed us what she has. We are going to need her this season and I thought it was a good game for her confidence."

The Wolfpack will play in its third tournament of the season next weekend when it travels to Woodstock, Ga., for the Phyllis Rafter Memorial Tournament, a six-team round-robin format event.

The Pack will open against Northern Colorado next Friday at 10 a.m., followed by a 3 p.m. matchup against host Kennesaw State. The Pack will also face Jacksonville State, Youngstown State and Bowling Green during the weekend.

Keep up with Wolfpack softball all season long on Twitter (@PackSoftball) and on the NC State Softball page on Facebook.

Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASL: RailHawks at Jacksonville

    Tonight at 7:30 on WRAL-2

  • PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Syracuse

    Tonight at 6:20 on Buzz Sports Radio

  • MLB: Detroit at LA Angels

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
STONYBROOK 0
NCSTATE 3
 
Final
SYR 1
DUR 3
 
6:35pm Tonight
SYR
DUR
 
Final
KAN 8
CHC 4
Final
COL 4
PHI 1
Final
TAM 1
BAL 2
Final
MIA 4
NYM 3
Final
WAS 2
CIN 5
Final
BOS 4
TEX 7
Final
ARI 7
MIL 5
Final
CWS 6
HOU 3
 
Final
TOR 6
MIN 4
Final
LOS 0
STL 3
8th
DET 0
ANA 2
 
8th
NYY 2
OAK 4
 
9th
CLE 0
SEA 2
 
7th
PIT 2
SDP 0
 
8th
ATL 1
SFG 4
 
2:10pm Today
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Today
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Today
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Today
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Today
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Today
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Today
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Tonight
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Tonight
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Tonight
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Tonight
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Tonight
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Tonight
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Tonight
PIT
SDP
 
Final
TAM 2
NYR 0
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
ANA
 
Final
AUBURN 6
CHARLESTON 7
 
Final
CALIFORNIA 9
CCAROLINA 3
 
Final
COLUMBIA 6
ECAROLINA 3
 
Final
ORALROBRTS 6
ARKANSAS 8
 
Final
SFLORIDA 5
FAU 3
 
Final
WRIGHTST 7
NOTREDAME 13
 
Final
MICHIGAN 10
BRADLEY 5
 
Final
OREGON 1
IOWA 3
 
Final
TEXAS 4
OREGONST 5
 
Final
INDIANA 7
RADFORD 1
 
Final
ULLAFAYETE 7
RICE 6
 
Final
STONYBROOK 0
NCSTATE 3
 
Final
LEHIGH 3
LSU 10
 
Final
CLEMSON 4
ARIZONAST 7
 
Final
MERCER 4
FLORIDAST 5
 
Final
MOREHEADST 2
LOUISVILLE 7
 
Final
VIRGINIA 6
USC 1
 
7:00pm Friday
CANISIUS 0
SWMISSOURI 0
 
Final
FIU 2
MIAFLA 6
 
Final
FLAAM 0
FLORIDA 19
 
Final
MARYLAND 3
MISS 1
 
Final
STJOHNS 4
OKLAHOMAST 5
 
Final
TSOUTHERN 0
TEXASAM 5
 
Final
VCU 7
DALLASBAPT 2
 
Final
HSTNBAPT 4
HOUSTON 6
 
Final
LIPSCOMB 1
VANDERBILT 9
 
Final
OHIO 3
ILLINOIS 10
 
Final
SACREDHART 0
TCU 10
 
6th
PEPPERDINE 3
FULLERTON 7
 
7th
SANDIEGOST 3
CSANTABAR 3
 
5th
TULANE 1
NWILMINGTN 9
 
4th
CSBAKER 1
UCLA 1
 
12:00pm Today
TBA
TBA
 
12:00pm Today
TBA
TBA
 
12:00pm Today
TBA
TBA
 
1:00pm Today
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
1:00pm Today
FAU
FLAAM
 
1:00pm Today
TBA
TBA
 
1:00pm Today
TBA
TBA
 
1:00pm Today
TBA
TBA
 
1:00pm Today
TBA
TBA
 
3:30pm Today
TBA
TBA
 
3:30pm Today
TBA
TBA
 
4:00pm Today
TBA
TBA
 
4:00pm Today
TBA
TBA
 
4:00pm Today
TBA
TBA
 
5:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
6:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
6:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
7:00pm Tonight
FLORIDA
SFLORIDA
 
7:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
7:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
7:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
7:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
7:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
7:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
8:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
8:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
8:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
8:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
9:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
9:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
10:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
11:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
11:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
Final
SYR 1
DUR 3
 
6:35pm Tonight
SYR
DUR