Campbell defeats NC State 7-4 on Wednesday

Caroline Smith (ScarboroughPhotography.com)
Caroline Smith (ScarboroughPhotography.com)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell plated five runs in the second inning en route to a 7-4 win over NC State Wednesday evening inside Amanda Littlejohn Stadium.

Caroline Smith went 2-for-4, including a second inning grand slam. She also scored two runs for the Camels. Amber Schisler connected on her 16th home run of the season in the bottom of the first inning, to equal her home run total from last season.

Cheyenne Balzer's 2-for-3, two-RBI day, led the Wolfpack offensively. Molly Hutchison also drove in a pair of runs for the visitors.

NCSU scored first on a RBI groundout from Molly Hutchison in the first. Campbell answered quickly in the bottom half of the inning on Amber Schisler's two-run shot to left field, to take a 2-1 lead.

NC State evened the score with one run in the second on a one-out RBI single from Balzer. CU responded with five in the bottom of the second to take a five-run lead, 7-2.

With two on, Christa Hall plated Madison Herring to push Campbell ahead 3-2. Two batters later, with the bases loaded, Smith connected on her second career grand slam to give Campbell its five-run advantage.

The visitors added one in the fourth and the seventh to reach the final scoreline. A RBI single from Balzer in the fourth closed the gap to 7-3 and Molly Hutchison's RBI single in the seventh gave NC State its fourth run of the night.

Amber Schisler (8-6) picked up the win in four innings of work, allowing just two runs. Katie Baker notched her first save of the year, pitching three innings, yielding just two hits and fanning two.

Brittany Nimmo (5-12) took the loss for the Wolfpack, allowing seven runs in two innings. Peyton Silverman pitched four innings of relief, striking out eight, including the final six Campbell batters.

Following the exam break, Campbell returns to action May 5-6 for its final conference series of the season against Charleston Southern inside Amanda Littlejohn Stadium. Friday's single game is set for 5 p.m.