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Kendra Lynch Named Collegiate Softball Player of the Year Finalist

North Carolina senior Kendra Lynch was selected as a Finalist for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year on Wednesday, as announced by USA Softball. Now in its 16th year, it is the most prestigious individual honor in NCAA Division I softball. A starting pitcher who hits for power, Lynch is enjoying the best offensive season of her career. (GoHeels.com)

Brittany Pickett Hurls Three-Hit Gem In 1-0 Softball Victory Over Spartans

Rookie pitcher Brittany Pickett was nearly flawless on Wednesday, going 2-for-2 at the plate while tossing a three-hit shutout to lead UNC to a 1-0 victory over USC Upstate. The win lifts the Tar Heels to 32-11 on the year. Pickett (17-2) secured her third complete-game shutout of the season, limiting the Spartans to just three hits with three strikeouts. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Holds Off Late Surge To Win Finale Against Notre Dame, 7-5

Notre Dame fought back from a six-run deficit to get the go-ahead run on base in the bottom of the seventh, but UNC did not allow the Fighting Irish to complete the comeback, holding on for a 7-5 victory in the ACC series finale. With the win, UNC improves to 31-11 (10-5 ACC). UNC's Kendra Lynch led the game by going 3-for-4 with a two-run home run. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Bats Go Quiet In Softball Doubleheader At Notre Dame

UNC and Notre Dame battled through a pair of pitchers’ duels on Saturday, but the Fighting Irish came out on top in both games of the doubleheader, winning game one, 2-1, in nine innings, then completing a 2-0 no-hitter in the nightcap. UNC entered the day having won all four previous ACC series, but the twin bill sweep secured the conference victory for the Fighting Irish. (GoHeels.com)

Kendra Lynch's 3-run walkoff homer sends Longwood packing

UNC entered the final inning trailing 3-1 to Longwood University, but the Tar Heels used a two-out rally capped with a three-run home run by Kendra Lynch to pull off the comeback victory, 5-3. The win lifts UNC to 30-9 on the year. The win over Longwood marked the second straight season that Carolina used a walk-off home run to defeat the Lancers. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Wins Wild One To Clinch Series

UNC came out on top of a back-and-forth battle on Sunday, defeating Virginia, 8-7, to capture its fourth consecutive ACC series victory. Carolina scored in each of the first five innings, pulling back in front in the bottom of the fifth to complete the victory in Sunday’s rubber match. With the win, the Tar Heels improve to 29-9 (9-3 ACC), while UVA slips to 12-24 (3-12 ACC). (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Beats Virginia on Walkoff Grand Slam

North Carolina evened the ACC series with Virginia on Saturday, hammering 10 hits, including an eight-run sixth inning, to race past the Cavaliers, 12-1, in six innings. The win lifts UNC to 28-9 (8-3 ACC), while UVA slips to 12-23 (3-11 ACC). Katie Bailiff ended the game with a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth—her second grand slam in seven days. (GoHeels.com)

Hoos Hit Heels Hard In Softball Series Opener

Virginia's offense attacked early and often on Friday, slugging eight extra-base hits, including three home runs, to take the ACC series opener at North Carolina, 10-4. The Tar Heels led off each of the first five innings with a single, but only pushed runners across the plate in one inning to drop a conference series opener for the first time all year. UNC drops to 27-9 (7-3 ACC). (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Pitching Staff Combines For Shutout Of UNCG

North Carolina threw all five members of its pitching staff on Wednesday, combining for a six-hit shutout of neighboring UNCG, 2-0. The win provided the Tar Heels some redemption after the Spartans snapped Carolina’s 11-game winning streak three weeks earlier in Greensboro. With the win, the Heels improve to 27-8 on the season, while UNCG drops to 20-14. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Falls to NC State in Finale

A four-run first inning gave North Carolina a comfortable lead for the majority of the game, but NC State put up a late offensive surge, scoring seven runs over the final three innings to steal the game from the Tar Heels, 8-7, and avoid the series sweep. The loss is just UNC’s second of the season in ACC play, as the Heels are now 26-8 (7-2 ACC). (GoHeels.com)

Offensive Onslaught Powers UNC Softball Past NC State, 12-4

North Carolina exploded for a season-high 17 hits on Saturday to power past NC State, 12-4. The win follows a shutout of the Wolfpack on Friday night, securing UNC’s third straight ACC series victory, as UNCimproves to 26-7 (7-1 ACC). Every Tar Heel starter had at least one hit in the game, with six of the nine batters turning in multi-hit performances. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Shuts Out NC State, 6-0

After 11 games on the road, the Tar Heels enjoyed a happy homecoming on Friday, cruising to a 6-0 shutout over NC State. The win lifts UNC to 25-7 (6-1 ACC), while NC State slips to 11-19 (5-2 ACC). Freshman Brittany Pickett went the distance for UNC in the circle, improving to 12-0 with a five-hit shutout. The rookie hurler allowed a single walk while striking out three. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Suffers Setback at No. 20 Tennessee

North Carolina’s 11-game road trip came to an end on Wednesday with a 9-2 defeat at No. 20 Tennessee. In the first meeting between the two teams in a decade, the Volunteers scored all nine runs with two outs to hand UNC (24-7) back-to-back losses for the first time since opening day. Taylor Wike led the Tar Heels, going 2-for-3 with an RBI double. (GoHeels.com)

Hokies Hand UNC Softball First ACC Loss

An offensive onslaught by Virginia Tech forced UNC to take its first conference loss of the season, as a 10-run second inning led the Hokies past the Tar Heels, 13-4, in five innings. UNC drops to 24-6 (5-1 ACC). Kendra Lynch went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Her leadoff bomb in the third inning was her ACC-leading 12th of the season and the 43rd of her career. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Holds Off Hokies, Clinch Series In Extras

North Carolina’s resilience shined through on Saturday, as the Tar Heels came back after an hour and forty minute rain delay to regain the lead and defeat Virginia Tech, 4-3, in eight innings. UNC had led for the majority of the game, but gave up the lead in the bottom of the sixth, just before the delay, but when the clouds parted, the Tar Heels got the job done. (GoHeels.com)

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