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#21 Irish Split Midweek Doubleheader With North Carolina State

Junior Jenna Simon delivered the game-winning RBI single in the seventh inning of game one Tuesday against North Carolina State

April 22, 2014

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame softball team battled to the final at-bat in game one of a Tuesday Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) doubleheader against North Carolina State at Melissa Cook Stadium, and it was Granger native Jenna Simon who provided the dramatics. Simon's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored freshman Karley Wester from second base to give the Irish a 3-2 walk-off win.

North Carolina State (30-14, 14-7 ACC) gained a measure of revenge in the nightcap, downing #21 Notre Dame (30-10, 10-5 ACC) 6-2 to split the series.

Wester led all Notre Dame 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 while allowing no earned runs. Winter walked only one and struck out five North Carolina State batters. Sophomore Allie Rhodes (6-5) allowed three earned in her five full innings of work in game two to take the loss.

Wester opened the bottom of the first inning of game one with an infield single to the left side, and a sacrifice bunt from Simon and an infield single by Koerner moved the Irish freshman leadoff hitter to third base with one out. An RBI groundout to shortstop by junior Katey Haus brought Wester across, giving Notre Dame a 1-0 lead.

Winter posted a second straight scoreless inning against the North Carolina State offense in the top of the second, popping Scout Albertson up to second base and forcing Sara Lippard to fly out to Wester in left field.

The Wolfpack broke through to tie the contest in the top of the fourth inning. Molly Hutchison began the frame with a leadoff single, and pinch runner Nadia Kemp advanced all the way to third base one batter later on a Notre Dame throwing error. Albertson made the most of an RBI opportunity with two outs, slicing an RBI single to left field to tie the game at 1-1. Lippard followed with a hard lineout to Haus at third base to end the inning.

Notre Dame reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the fifth. Junior Cassidy Whidden reached after swinging at the first pitch from Emily Weiman (25-11) and clocking an infield single to second base. Senior captain Chloe Saganowich reached safely with a fielder's choice bunt, and senior Lauren Stuhr moved both runners into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt. Wester cashed in on the RBI situation with a single to shortstop, allowing Whidden to score to vault the Irish in front 2-1.

North Carolina State quickly tied the game in the top of the sixth inning, as an obstruction call after Wolfpack pinch runner Tyler Ross appeared to have been put out breaking for home following a stolen base awarded the plate to the visitors. Ross' run tied the game at 2-2. Winter retired Chelsea Tate and Albertson on consecutive infield pop flies to end the inning.

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12:00 PM
Weber State
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February 10
2:30 PM
Long Beach State
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February 11
12:00 PM
South Dakota
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2:30 PM
San Diego State
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February 12
12:00 PM
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February 17
1:30 PM
Minnesota
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 18
10:00 AM
Michigan
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February 18
12:30 PM
Minnesota
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February 19
10:00 AM
Michigan
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February 23
6:30 PM
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February 23
9:00 PM
Missouri
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February 24
3:30 PM
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February 24
6:00 PM
Georgia
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 25
1:00 PM
Oklahoma
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
March 4
12:30 PM
Purdue
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 4
5:00 PM
FIU
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
10:00 AM
Chattanooga
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
12:15 PM
Charlotte
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 11
TBA
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
March 11
TBA
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
March 12
TBA
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
March 14
5:00 PM
Georgia State
Atlanta, Ga. (Heck Softball Complex)
March 15
6:00 PM
Mercer
Macon, Ga. (Sikes Field)
March 17
6:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
March 18
1:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
March 19
12:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
March 22
5:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 24
6:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 25
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 26
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 29
5:00 PM
Eastern Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 5
5:00 PM
Fort Wayne
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 7
6:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 8
3:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 9
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 11
5:30 PM
Detroit Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 12
6:00 PM
IUPUI
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 14
4:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 14
6:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 15
1:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 19
6:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 21
6:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 22
3:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 23
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 25
5:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, Ill. (Drysdale Field)
April 29
1:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 29
3:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 30
12:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 3
6:00 PM
Butler
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 5
6:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 6
3:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 7
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 11
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 12
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 13
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 19
TBA
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May 21
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May 26
TBA
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May 27
TBA
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May 28
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June 1
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Womens College World Series
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