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Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy Awards

UNC Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year at the fifth-annual Rammy Awards Monday at Memorial Hall in the center of campus. The ceremony highlighted leaders in athletic performance, academic achievement and community service, recognizing both individual student-athletes and teams, as well as the department’s longest-tenured coach. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Perseveres To Win Wild One, 11-10, In Extras

North Carolina evened the series with Syracuse on Sunday, outlasting a valiant Syracuse offense for an 11-10 victory in nine innings. The pair returned to the diamond for the series finale, but after UNC took a 3-1 lead in the top of the third, the game was halted for travel reasons and will not be completed. At the end of the weekend, UNC sits at 36-13 (14-6 ACC). (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Drops Syracuse Opener, 3-1

Two runs in the bottom of the first proved all the offense that Syracuse would need, as the Orange held on to defeat North Carolina, 3-1, on a chilly Saturday. The win lifts SU to 26-16 (7-9 ACC), while the Tar Heels fall to 35-13 (13-6 ACC). Katelyn Shifflett led Carolina at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a solo home run. Taylor Wike reached base in each of her first three at-bats. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Struggles With Control, Fall To Winthrop, 8-7

A season-high eight walks issued over the first three innings spotted Winthrop an early 4-0 lead, and UNC’s comeback fell short, as the Tar Heels dropped a midweek matchup with the Eagles, 8-7, on Wednesday. Brittany Pickett and Kendra Lynch both went deep for three-run home runs, but defensive miscues gave WU the one-run victory. With the loss, UNC falls to 35-12. (GoHeels.com)

Brittany Pickett Nabs Second ACC Pitcher Of The Week Honor

UNC freshman Brittany Pickett was named ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday, marking her second weekly honor of the season. Pickett, who was also named Pitcher of the Week on March 14, picks up the fifth weekly ACC honor for the Tar Heels this season, following Player of the Week awards for Katie Bailiff (2/21) and Kendra Lynch (2/28, 3/14). (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Softball Completes Sweep Of Boston College On Senior Day

Boston College plated two runs in the top of the first, but a six-run fifth inning propelled North Carolina to victory in Saturday’s series finale as the Tar Heels concluded their final home ACC series with a three-game sweep of the Eagles. The win increases UNC’s foothold on second place in the conference standings at 35-11 (13-5 ACC). (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Sweeps Doubleheader, Clinches Series With BC

North Carolina hosted Boston College in an ACC doubleheader on Friday evening. Freshman Brittany Pickett allowed a single earned run over 14 innings pitched to lead the Tar Heels to the twin bill sweep. Carolina clinched the series victory in game two, using timely hitting to win the pitcher’s duel, 2-0, behind a three-hit shutout from Pickett. (GoHeels.com)

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)

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