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UNC Softball Blanks Virginia in Series Opener

Led by the bats of Taylor Wike and Katie Bailiff and the pitching of Brittany Pickett, North Carolina shut out Virginia, 8-0 in six innings on Friday to begin the ACC series. Giving up a mere three hits, Pickett hurled eight-strikeouts for a single-game ACC best. Both plating two runs, Wike and Bailiff were perfect at the plate, logging two and three hits, respectively. (GoHeels.com)

15 Hits Power UNC Softball over Winthrop, 10-4

With 15 hits and five multi-hit at-bats, North Carolina topped Winthrop, 10-4 on Wednesday in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The Tar Heels improve to 17-16 on the year. Leah Murray and Taylor Wike each had three hits while Kristina Burkhardt, Katie Bailiff and Destiny DeBerry slugged two each. Logging her first home run of the season, Bailiff led UNC's offense with three RBI. (GoHeels.com)

Brittany Pickett Named ACC Pitcher of the Week

Tossing each of North Carolina's four wins, sophomore Brittany Pickett has been named the ACC's Pitcher of the Week. This is Pickett's fourth honor and third for the Tar Heels in 2018. Pickett tossed each of UNC's wins, limiting her opponents to a .196 clip with a 1.25 ERA. Pickett and the Tar Heels continue their road trip Wednesday at Winthrop. (GoHeels.com)

Cody Roberts Thriving At Leadoff Spot, UNC Olympic Sport Notes

Never in Cody Roberts' baseball career had he batted leadoff. But out of necessity, he's recently assumed that spot in the UNC baseball team's batting order. And both he and the Tar Heels are reaping benefits. Since moving to the top of the order for the series opener against Pittsburgh on March 16, Roberts is batting .393 with a home run, six RBI and 10 runs scored. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Softball Wins Pitchers' Duel to Take Notre Dame Series

UNC won a 1-0 pitchers' duel against Notre Dame to take the series Sunday. Brittany Pickett threw a five-hit shutout with six strikeouts while Berlynne Delamora plated the game-winning run in the seventh for UNC's sixth ACC win of the season. "I'm proud of this team and the resiliency they had after how we left the field yesterday," coach Donna J. Papa said. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina Softball Outlasts Notre Dame, 7-4

Thanks to a five-run third inning, North Carolina topped Notre Dame in Friday's series opener for the 7-4 win behind Brittany Pickett's 15th complete game and four RBI from Indiana native Kristina Burkhardt. Despite Notre Dame's early two-run lead, Carolina fought back to take a five-run lead by the third inning and hold on through seven innings for the 7-4 win. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Sweeps Doubleheader at USC-Upstate

Anchored by the pitching of Brittany Pickett, Carolina topped USC-Upstate in a pair of games Tuesday in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Improving 12-5 on the season, Pickett tossed two complete-game wins, giving up only two runs in game one and shutting out the Spartans in game two. Taylor Wike led Carolina's offense, going 3-for-5 with two runs in the pair of games. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Beats Pitt for Sixth Straight Win

Despite an early lead for the Panthers, Carolina slugged three home runs for an 8-4 win over Pittsburgh Friday, marking Tar Heels' sixth straight victory and a 4-0 start to ACC play. Home runs by Kristina Burkhardt, Hailey Jensen, and Campbell Hutcherson led the Tar Heels. In addition to Burkhardt and Hutcherson, Leah Murray also logged a multi-hit day. (GoHeels.com)

Perseverance Paves the Way for Katelyn Shifflett's Success

Wearing Carolina Blue as you step on to Williams Field is a dream for most – and that's what it was for senior infielder Katelyn Shifflett too, until it wasn't. Shifflett, a Huntersville, North Carolina native, grew up around the game and made it to Anderson Stadium a time or two for camps. After that and a few trips to see her play, head coach Donna J. Papa was interested. (GoHeels.com)

Taylor Wike Tabbed ACC Softball Player of the Week

Leading North Carolina with six hits, eight RBI and a .462 average, senior Taylor Wike has been named the ACC Player of the Week, as announced Tuesday afternoon by the league office. This is Wike's first weekly honor and second for the Tar Heels in 2018. Wike led North Carolina's offense with an impressive 1.000 slugging percentage and .588 on-base clip. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball's Inaugural Win Over Duke

The North Carolina players flooded out of the first-base dugout and rushed toward Kiani Ramsey, eager to celebrate a win that was the first of its kind. And after shaking hands with the defeated visiting Blue Devils, they gathered around the pitcher's circle and continued reveling in the victory as "Hark the Sound" played over the Anderson Stadium speakers. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Sweeps Duke to Start ACC Play

Scoring 14 runs in the doubleheader, North Carolina topped Duke in a pair of games Saturday for the 3-0 start to ACC play (Highlights). Three home runs between the doubleheader propelled Carolina to 7-5 and 7-2 victories in games one and two, respectively, at Anderson Stadium. "I told the team after the game how proud I am of them," head coach Donna J. Papa said. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Softball Gets Walk-Off Win Against Duke, 2-1

The inaugural meeting between UNC and Duke lived up to the rivalry. The ACC foes pushed the game to nine innings before Kiani Ramsey scored to secure the 2-1 victory Friday. Following the game, outfielder Destiny DeBerry got engaged on the field to cap off the win. With the score tied at one after nine innings, Ramsey set the stage for the walk-off with a leadoff triple. (GoHeels.com)

Heilmann Proves It On the Mat, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

When Troy Heilmann took the mat Saturday for the 149-pound title match at the ACC Wrestling Championships, he had already earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Wrestling Championships. But he still had more he wanted to prove. With a 3-1 decision over Virginia Tech's Ryan Blees, Heilmann did just that, claiming the title in his final match at Carmichael Arena. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Tops Harvard in Carolina Classic Finale

With home runs off the bats of Kristina Burkhardt and Hailey Jensen, North Carolina defeated Harvard, 6-1, to wrap up the Carolina Classic Sunday at Anderson Stadium. Limiting Harvard to three hits, Brittany Pickett threw her ninth complete game of the season while the Tar Heels improve to 7-13. Burkhardt led the Tar Heels, going 4-for-4 at the plate with two RBI. (GoHeels.com)

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