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NC State softball smashing into postseason play

Posted May 8, 2013

— The way No. 2 NC State softball has been playing has many asking if any park can hold the Pack.

"Every pitcher that walks out against our team is afraid of us," said N.C. State infielder Renada Davis.

North Carolina State's bash sisters slugging in record numbers, a school-best 83 homeruns and counting, 19 coming in just one weekend against Boston College.

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The ringleader Davis is tied for tops in the nation with 24, 19 more than she clubbed all of last year.

"I don't count myself as a power hitter," Davis admits. "I think 'line drives,' and when they go out, I get lucky, and they go out."

The Pack power trips don't end there.

Three others, Caitlin Dent, Scout Albertson, and Hanna Sommer are also drubbing double-digit dingers.

Every member of State's starting line-up has sent at least one souvenir softball into the stands.

"We have power all the way through," said N.C. State infielder Albertson.

"One-through-nine, anyone can get the job done," said N.C. State outfielder  Dent. "The top of the lineup may be the ones getting the homeruns but our bottom of the lineup has definitely come up clutch."

However, the standings speak even louder than State's smashing stats.

"16 out of last 18, nine-in-a-row, I believe," says N.C. State first year head coach Shawn Rychcik. "It's our best stretch of the year."

"We've completely done a 180, we've completely turned this whole thing around," says Albertson. "We're an entire new team. Anyone's who's seen us play the last couple of years wouldn't even know the team that's on the field when we're here today."

The team will face seventh-seeded Virginia on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the second quarterfinal of the ACC Championship in Tallahassee, Fla. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the ACC Regional Sports Networks.

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  • Constitutional-Defender May 8, 2013

    Looks like they are some real Bruts!

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