With a home run-hot offense and a very talented pitching staff, NC State softball was on its way to finishing what would have been a very successful 2020 season. There are many moments that could be highlighted but here are the top-five moments from 2020.
Following its best start in program history, the NC State softball team was on fire entering its second ACC series of 2020 in early March. With a strong outlook for the rest of the season that probably would have led to another ACC tournament berth, the question was not whether the team would go far; it was how far would it would go.
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.
The NCAA Division I Council announced Monday evening it had voted to “allow schools to provide spring-sport student-athletes an additional season of competition and an extension of their period of eligibility.”
On Tuesday afternoon, the ACC officially canceled the remainder of winter and spring sports activities, both competition and practice, for the 2019-20 school year in a press release, with hopes to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The NC State softball team will travel to Blacksburg, Virginia this weekend, March 13-15, to take on Virginia Tech in its second ACC series of the season.
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 swept its midweek doubleheader against Norfolk State 7-1 and 10-2 on Tuesday afternoon, pushing its current winning streak to six.
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.