Before its season was cut short due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NC State softball team was off to its best start in program history and fielded perhaps its best team ever. Here’s how the team lived up to preseason expectations.

On Thursday afternoon, the ACC “suspended all athletic related activities including competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice. The decision was made following consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.” 


The NC State softball team is currently riding a four-game winning streak after sweeping Notre Dame in its first ACC series of the season. In its last nonconference win, the team took on North Carolina A&T in a 12-2 blowout that lasted only six innings. The Wolfpack (17-6, 3-0 ACC) will be looking to repeat that same success in its double-header against the Norfolk State Spartans.

The NC State softball team came away with its first ACC series win over Notre Dame in yesterday’s second game of the season, and ended up earning its first season sweep of the series in a 5-1 victory over the Fighting Irish Sunday afternoon. The Wolfpack (17-6, 3-0 ACC) was powered by the deep bats on the team, as well as pitching prowess from sophomore pitcher Sydney Nester.