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UNC Softball Sweeps Double Header at Boston College

Three different Tar Heels hit home runs on Saturday to lead UNC to a doubleheader sweep at Boston College. Carolina came from behind in the series opener to score six runs in the final two innings and win, 6-2. The Tar Heels edged BC, 4-3, in the nightcap to clinch the ACC series victory and put themselves in position to go for their first ACC sweep of the season. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Knocks Off No. 10 Georgia In Extra Innings

North Carolina used power at the plate and sure defense to edge No. 10 Georgia, 2-1, in eight innings, marking the second straight season that the Tar Heels have defeated a top-10 Bulldog squad at Jack Turner Stadium. “Great win over a top-10 SEC team,” said head coach Donna J. Papa. "Our girls were really excited for the game and they competed." (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Softball Evens Series In Walk-Off Fashion, 6-5

In the second game of a three-game series, Carolina took an early 5-1 lead over Louisville but the Cardinals knotted the score at five in the top of the sixth. However, freshman Berlynne Delamora, who put the Heels on the board with a first-inning two-run home run, came through with a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to lead UNC to victory, 6-5. (GoHeels.com)

Cardinals Win Back-And-Forth Battle In Softball Series Opener

Despite waiting an extra four hours after rain soaked Anderson Stadium overnight, the Tar Heels exploded for two runs early, but U of L took the lead back in the fourth and never again trailed, as the Cardinals took the ACC series opener from Carolina, 9-5. The win lifts Louisville to 24-6 (9-1 ACC), while UNC slips to 17-18 (3-7 ACC). (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Topples UNCG, 5-2

UNC softball posted its second straight victory on Wednesday, using efficient defense and two home runs to defeat nearby UNCG, 5-2. The win was UNC’s sixth straight over the Spartans, as Carolina evened its season record at 17-17. With the loss, UNCG dropped to 22-12. “We played two really solid, back-to-back games,” said head coach Donna J. Papa. (GoHeels.com)

Solid Defense, Clutch Hitting Lead UNC Softball Past USC Upstate

North Carolina softball took care of business on Tuesday evening, rolling past USC Upstate, 4-2. The win lifts UNC to 16-17 on the year, while the two-time defending Atlantic Sun champions fall to 28-7. “I thought overall we played one of the cleanest games we’ve played in a while,” said head coach Donna J. Papa. “It was just good softball.” (GoHeels.com)

Strong Offense Leads UNC Softball Past Coastal Carolina, 6-3

North Carolina plated four runs in the top of the first and never fell behind as UNC defeated Coastal Carolina, 6-3, on Wednesday. Junior pitcher Kendra Lynch went 3-for-3 at the plate and brought a two-hit shutout into the bottom of the seventh to propel the Tar Heels to victory. With the win, UNC improves to 15-14, while Coastal drops to 15-15. (GoHeels.com)

Panthers Pounce On Tar Heels In Softball Series Finale

Carolina softball took its first ACC series loss on Sunday, as the University of Pittsburgh won the rubber match, 11-3, in five innings. The Tar Heels had good scoring chances early, but an eight-run second for the Panthers led UP to the run-rule victory. With the win, Pitt improves to 18-9 (2-4 ACC), while UNC falls to 14-14 (3-3 ACC). (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball hits 5 home runs, splits doubleheader with Pitt

Carolina came out slowly in game one, but rebounded with an explosive run-rule victory in the nightcap to split an ACC doubleheader at Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Panthers took an early lead to defeat UNC, 7-3, in game one, but the Tar Heels slugged out a 13-3 victory in six innings to close out the night. Carolina finishes the day 14-13 (3-2 ACC), while Pitt falls to 17-9 (1-4 ACC). (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Spears Lancers, 5-3

A four-run first inning, capped by a three-run home run by pitcher Kendra Lynch, would prove all the offense the Tar Heels would need as UNC defeated Longwood University, 5-3, on Tuesday. The win lifts UNC to 13-11 on the season, while the defending Big South champions fell to 9-8. “We started off the game great,” said head coach Donna J. Papa. (GoHeels.com)

My Carolina Experience: Lori Spingola

In her senior year, Lori Spingola became the winningest pitcher in UNC softball history. Garnering 108 career wins and over 1,000 strikeouts, Spingola became the second ever softball player in the program’s history to reach that mark. "In my eyes, the values and way of life that the UNC tradition stands for were things I knew I wanted to be a part of and live out." (GoHeels.com)

Shortstop Kristen Brown Makes U.S. National Softball Team

UNC shortstop Kristen Brown thought her dreams had come true last summer when she was given the opportunity to play in an exhibition game against the U.S. Women’s National Team. Six months later, Brown is ready to take her shot at representing her country, determined to show the selection committee what she was made of. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Celebrate "Heeloween" At Children's Hospital

UNC student-athletes kicked off the holiday weekend on Friday afternoon with the annual Carolina Outreach “Heeloween” visit to UNC Children’s Hospital. Thirty Tar Heels, representing the softball, men’s lacrosse, gymnastics, women’s soccer and track and field teams, took part in the fun. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Alum Competing In CrossFit Games

Eight years after her UNC softball career ended, Whitney Gelin is competing for a national championship in a different sport. A 2007 Carolina graduate with a double major in psychology and exercise and sport science, Gelin is one of 40 women from around the world who qualified to compete in the women’s open category at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games in Carson, Calif. The Games run July 21-26. (GoHeels.com)

339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll Spots

A total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom. (GoHeels.com)

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