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GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro softball (21-12) defeated NC State (20-16) 2-1 Wednesday evening at UNCG Softball Stadium. Stephanie Bryden (15-6) threw a complete game with 12 strikeouts and just one run, four hits and no walks allowed.

Hannah Kincer knocked in the game-winning run on a two-out RBI-double to centerfield that brought home Bryden, who led off with a walk and advanced on a wild pitch and fly out by Melanie Darges.

The Spartans scored the game’s first run in the previous inning. Makenna Matthijs was hit by a pitch with one out and advanced two bases on a wild pitch and passed ball. Marisa Sholtes hit a two-out RBI-single to left field.

NC State tied the game up the next inning with a leadoff homer to right field.

UNCG returns to action with its second-straight road Southern Conference road series with Furman that starts with a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m.

News and Notes

- With her 44th career win, Bryden tied Raeanne Hanks (2010-14) for seventh-most wins in program history that moved her ahead of Amy Poole (2000-03).

- Bryden threw her seventh-straight and 12th complete game of the year.

- Bryden recorded her 450th career strikeout and has 456 total.

- The 12 strikeouts tied a season-high for Bryden and sixth-most strikeouts in a single-game in school history.

- Bryden has thrown seven 10+ strikeout outings this season and 14 in her career.

- Bryden was the only Spartan to reach base more than once with a walk and hit by pitch.

- Bryden is 8-1 in her last nine appearances with all but one as complete games.

- The Spartans have won 9 of their last 11 games.

- UNCG is 4-3 versus NC State under head coach Janelle Breneman.

- In the last 4 games the Spartans have outscored the Wolfpack 32-15, including the biggest loss in NC State’s history.

- Bryden has won three-straight games against the Wolfpack.

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