The Wolfpacker

March 2012

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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is very good there, so there shouldn't be any problems. She did a good job at Tal- lahassee, and she has handled pitchers at the international level, which is a little bit different." After reaching back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 2006 and 2007, it has been four years since the Pack qualified for the postseason, but Williford noted that she feels the team is greatly improved from last year in several categories. NC State proved its mettle right off the bat in 2012 with a 3-2 victory over No. 10 Georgia Feb. 12. Weiman — who had already started six games and was 3-4 with a 1.67 ERA as of Feb. 20 — threw a complete game and sur- rendered just two runs on four hits while striking out a career-high 12 against the Bulldogs. "We had a lot of good players last year; we just didn't put everything together like we needed to in some games," Williford said. "There were a lot of close games where we lost by one or two runs. We need to get out there this year, get ahead and keep those runs from scoring in the last in- nings of the game. "I'm really expecting to be in the top of the ACC this season. I think we have a re- ally good chance. We have strong players this year, and I'm expecting us to finish way above .500." ■ ■ Quick Facts Head Coach: Lisa Navas, 273-196 overall, 74-84 ACC at NC State (ninth year); 609-330-1 career (18th year) 2011 In Review: 26-23, 7-13 ACC (6th); 0-1 in ACC SS Breanna Andrews, RHP Kayla Cox, 3B Bridget Des- bois, 2B/3B Alyssa Ishibashi and 1B/RHP Linzy Rother Average: Toni Ann Williford (.310) Runs Scored: Williford (24) Hits: Williford (48) Doubles: Williford and Caitlin Dent (6) Triples: Chelsea Tate (1) Home Runs: Bethaney Wells (9) RBI: Wells (30) Slugging Pct.: Wells (.538) Walks: Williford (19) Steals: Landon Warren (4) Wins: Morgan Peeler (10) ERA: Peeler (3.54) Appearances: Peeler (24) Complete Games: Peeler (11) Shutouts: None Innings Pitched: Peeler (1202 Strikeouts: Peeler (70) ⁄3 RETURNING BATTING LEADERS Kelsey Hoover, C/OF Sara Lippard, UTL Hayley Stowe, RHP Emily Weiman and RHP Liz Williamson Key Losses: 1B/OF Alicia Abbott, C Alyssa Allbritten, Tournament (lost to Maryland) Returning Starters: 6 Letter Winners Returning: 10 Key Additions: C Kirsty Grant, SS Renada Davis, UTL OWN E D A N D O P E R AT E D B Y N C S TAT E A LUMN I "Customer service and security are our top priorities" • 5x5 to 20x30 unit sizes • Low Rates • Individual Unit Alarms • Double Door Units • Insulated Ceilings • Video Surveillance • Resident Manager • Electronic Gate • Fenced In • Boat and RV storage • Portable Storage • Month to Month Leases • Oversized doors and 9' ceilings PACKMAN MOBILE STORAGE Delivering portable storage units to the Triangle and Triad areas of NC • 866-949-PACK (7225) Toll free 8712 Holly Springs Rd. Apex, NC 27539 (919) 363-8878 PREFERRED SPECIALITIES, INC. 302 Shoreline Loop • Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704.500.3200 Specialist in developing cationic cotton fibers, yarns and fabrics that dye darker, efficiently, economically and environmentally friendly. Proud Supporter of NC State Athletics For Over 40 Years HVAC Predictive & Preventative Maintenance System Retrofits & Special Projects Energy & Sustainability Services Building Automation Systems Chiller Projects & Services Electrical Services Lighting Retrofits Proudly serving North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. 919.851.5800 Email: RETURNING PITCHING LEADERS THE MCGOUGAN LAW FIRM T. SCOTT SESSIONS (B.S. '87) Your Wolfpack Connection For Legal Services In Southeastern North Carolina 130 Jefferson Street, Whiteville, NC 28472 WILL M. CALLIHAN (B.A. '01) Email: KEVIN J. BULLARD (B.A. '89) Email: Traffic Tickets & Personal Injury, Criminal, DWI, Worker's Comp, Nursing Home Negligence, Domestic Law, Wrongful Death, Social Security, Real Estate, & Estates Telephone (910) 640-1485 • Facsimile (910) 640-3132 ) WE BACK THE PACK! ~ WWW.WHITEVILLELAW.COM MARCH 2012 ■ 71

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