Virginia Tech Hokies News: Softball rebounds vs. NC State, Caitlin Clark's career is over

The Virginia Tech softball takes two out of three from North Carolina State over the weekend.
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In this edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News, the softball team rebounds this weekend against North Carolina State, Caitlin Clark's career ends at the hands of South Carolina's perfection and more.

Softball takes 2-out-of-3 from NC State

It certainly wasn't the start to the series that the Hokies softball team was hoping for, but it finished the way they hoped it would. After dropping the opening game of the series at North Carolina State, Virginia Tech rallied to win Games 2 and 3 to win the series in Raleigh.

After losing the opener 5-4, Virginia Tech won Game 2 14-1, and Game 3, 12-0. Saturday in Game 2, the Hokies plated five runs in the first and second innings to pull away from the Wolfpack. They got home runs from Addy Greene, Cameron Fagan, and Maija Louko, in Game 3 Sunday, Virginia Tech plated eight first-inning runs with Emma Ritter hitting a home run and a two-run triple from Cori McMillan, who later homered in the game.

South Carolina ends Caitlin Clark's career with perfection

Sunday marked the end of Caitlin Clark's basketball career at Iowa and it ended with South Carolina claiming the NCAA Championship with an 87-75 victory in Cleveland to finish the season at 38-0 and win their third title under Dawn Staley.

Clark finished with 30 points in her final college game but struggled going 10-for-28 from the field against a tough Gamecocks defense. She hit five of her 13 3-point attempts. Back in November against Virginia Tech, she dropped 44 points in a win in Charlotte. Next season under first-year coach Megan Duffy, the Hokies will again play Iowa on Nov. 10 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte as part of the Ally Tipoff with South Carolina and North Carolina State matching up in the other game. Clark won't be there for the rematch, but some of the Hawkeyes who lost Sunday will be in uniform.