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Rammys Recognize Tar Heel Successes

From the opening strains of the all-sports video score to the closing cheers of the alma mater, the fourth-annual Rammy Awards highlighted UNC’s successes of the past year within the Department of Athletics and beyond. The awards show recognized student-athletes and teams that have excelled academically, athletically and in service. (GoHeels.com)

Cavaliers Edge UNC Softball, 3-2, In Finale

A triple and a home run in the first two innings provided all the offense Virginia would need, as Carolina’s late comeback fell short, dropping Sunday’s ACC series finale, 3-2. The win lifts UVA to 15-28 (5-10 ACC), while Carolina falls to 24-21 (8-10 ACC). Kristen Brown led the Tar Heels at the plate, going 2-for-3 in the cleanup spot. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Splits Double Header At Virginia

The Carolina offense struggled to get going on Saturday, dropping the first contest of the day at the University of Virginia, 7-1. A three-run top of the first got the Tar Heels in gear in game two, as UNC held off the Cavaliers, 10-8, in the nightcap. Carolina finished the day at 24-20 (8-9 ACC), while Virginia moved to 14-28 (4-10 ACC). (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Fights Off 49ers In Extra Innings

Every time UNC pulled ahead, Charlotte punched back, including sending the game to extra innings with two runs in the bottom of the seventh, but Carolina never fell behind, and three runs in the eighth led the Tar Heels to their second extra-innings victory in as many days, topping Charlotte, 8-5. The win lifts the Heels to 23-19, while the 49ers fall to 24-17. (GoHeels.com)

Kendra Lynch Earns Second ACC Pitcher Of The Week Award

North Carolina junior Kendra Lynch was named ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week on Monday, marking the second time this season that the Tar Heel hurler has taken home the weekly honor. The award is the fourth for UNC this season, as Berlynne Delamora and Kristen Brown have each earned ACC Player of the Week honors this year. (GoHeels.com)

Eagles Take Series Finale vs. UNC Softball, 5-2

Carolina softball took the lead in the second inning, but the Tar Heel offense drew quiet, as Boston College avoided a series sweep with a 5-2 victory in Sunday’s finale. The win lifts BC to 20-15 (4-5 ACC), while UNC falls to 22-19 (7-8 ACC). The Tar Heels were limited to just four hits in the game but drew five walks and two hit batters. (GoHeels.com)

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)

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