Tori Dalehite: Dalehite hit her first college home run against Massachusetts in a 8-2 win for UNC Greensboro during the UNCG Invitational on March 9 in Greensboro. Dalehite hit a two-run blast to put the Spartans ahead 4-2. It turned out to be the game-winning hit. Dalehite also. had an RBI single in the fifth. She finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Dalehite went 1-for-3 in the Spartans win over Maryland-Baltimore County 7-2 to end the event with a 4-1 record. She started in left field. Dalehite opened the event by going 2-for-3 in a 5-3 victory over Merrimack. In the Spartans only loss of the event, a 2-0 loss to Massachusetts, Dalehite went 0-for-2. On Wednesday, Appalachian State defeated UNCG 6-4. Dalehite went 1-for-2 and scored the game’s final run.

Takiya Nichols: The North Carolina Central softball team opened its MEAC slate by dropping two-out-of-three to Howard ate Thomas Brooks Park in Cary over the weekend. Nichols started at first base on Friday, a 3-1 Eagles win. Nichols went 0-for-2. On Sunday, Nichols went 0-for-2 with a walk, but the Bison won 12-3. Nichols had her first home run of the season against North Carolina on February 27. The Tar Heels won 21-1.

Mary Moss Wirt: The Elon softball team was swept by UNC Wilmington at Boseman Field in Wilmington over the weekend. On Saturday, Wirt drove in the opening run of the game with a bases-loaded walk. Wirt started at catcher in a 8-3 loss. Against North Carolina last Wednesday, Wirt threw out Kayla Lee at second base in the fourth inning. Wirt started at catcher as the Tar Heels won 12-1 in five innings. Elon swept a three-game series against North Carolina A&T at Hunt Softball Park in Elon on March 8th and 10th. Wirt started at catcher in a 6-5 win to finish a doubleheader on March 8.

Carson Bradsher: South Carolina Upstate took two games in a series against Radford to open Big South Conference play over the weekend. On Friday, the Spartans defeated the Highlanders 7-1. Bradsher scored as a pinch-runner in the sixth inning to put Upstate ahead 6-0.

Grace Andrews: The Carolina Bruins of the National Christian College Athletic Association has won nine in a row. The Bruins swept a two-game series from Johnson C. Smith at the Field of Dreams in Charlotte on Saturday. Andrews went 3-for-3 with two doubles as the Bruins won the nightcap 11-1 in five innings. In the opener, Andrews went 1-for-3. Through 18 games, Andrews is hitting .382 with nine doubles and five RBIs.

Lauren Jackson: The Lenoir-Rhyne softball team is now ranked #20 in Division II. The Bears swept a two-game series over Coker over the weekend at Bears Field in Hickory. Jackson started as a designated player in Saturday’s 10-0 win over the Cobras in the opening game. Jackson went 0-for-1 with a walk. Jackson played as a pinch-hitter in L-R’s 13-3 win over Young Harris at YHC Softball Field in Young Harris, GA on Tuesday. She started in the opening game, going 0-for-3. The Bears are 27-5 and have won 13 in a row.

Olivia Aitkin: The former Cedar Ridge centerfielder started her sophomore season with Amherst last weekend. Aitkin played in right field and went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in the fourth inning, but Wisconsin Eau-Claire defeated the Mammoths 7-5. She started in right field and went 1-for-2 against Rampo College on March 17, but the Roadrunners defeated Amherst 4-3 in Clermont, FL. Aiken started in centerfield in Amherst’s opener, a 5-0 loss to Endicott. Amherst is 1-3 and will face the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Tuesday.

Ava Lowry: The Division III North Carolina Wesleyan softball team lost to Mary Washington on Saturday. Lowry, starting at shortstop, went 2-for-3 with a walk. Mary Washington took the opener 2-1. Lowry also started at shortstop. The Battling Bishops split a doubleheader against Guilford at Edge Field in Rocky Mount last Wednesday. Lowry went 0-for-2 in a 2-0 Wesleyan win in the nightcap. Lowry finished 1-for-3 with a double as Guilford took the opener 11-4. Wesleyan is 7-7.

Breezy Foster: Foster started at catcher as Wake Tech lost to Cleveland Community College 6-1 on Saturday at Buffaloe Road Athletic Park on Saturday. Wake Tech edged Cleveland 8-7 on Saturday. Foster played as a reserve in right field. Foster is hitting .227 over 15 games.

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