In the non-conference matchup with UMass, Susannah Anderson got the start, but was knocked around early, allowing three runs in four innings, before CC Cook came in and gave up another four runs in two innings of work. Offensively, Ellie Mataya and Gianna Boccagno each had two hits and knocked in a run, but it wasn’t enough, as the Eagles fell, 8-3.
In the first game against NC State, Camryn Dolby got the ball, and was lights out, striking out seven Wolfpack batters, and giving up no runs over 3.1 innings of work, before handing the ball to Anderson, who went the final 3.2 and gave up only three runs. The Eagles plated three runs in the bottom of the seventh to steal a win from the Wolfpack after loading the bases and getting back to back batters to put the ball in play, scoring all three baserunners.
Anderson started again in game two, going 4.2 strong, only allowing one earned run, and giving the ball to Dolby, who allowed no earned runs in the final 2.1, but four errors plagued the Eagles, as they fell, 6-3 in game two.
In the rubbermatch, the Eagles again committed four errors in the field, but both Cook and Dolby got roughed up, giving up 7 and 5 earned runs, respectively as the Wolfpack plated 16 for the game. Offensively, Mataya and Lexi DiEmmanuele each went 3 for 5 and combined to drive in 3 runs, but an 11 run deficit in the bottom of the 7th was too much to overcome.