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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)

Brittany Pickett, Kendra Lynch Earn ACC Weekly Softball Honors

North Carolina freshman Brittany Pickett was named ACC Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday, while senior Kendra Lynch took home ACC Co-Player of the Week. Lynch wins the award for the second time this season, having previously been named ACC Player of the Week on Feb. 28, while Pickett earns her first career conference award. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Keeps Camels Off The Board, 6-0

North Carolina captured its sixth straight win on Tuesday, shutting out Campbell, 6-0. The Tar Heels out-hit the Camels 11-3 en route to their fourth shutout of the season. With the win, UNC improves to 22-5. The first three batters in the order accounted for seven hits in the game, led by Berlynne Delamora who went 3-for-3 with an RBI and her 29th walk of the season. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Softball Takes Two In Twin Bill

UNC earned its second doubleheader sweep of the weekend on Saturday, defeating UMass Lowell, 3-1, and North Kentucky, 8-1, to improve to 4-0 at the Holy City Showdown, hosted by the College of Charleston. The pair of wins allowed UNC to pick up its 20th victory of the year, improving to 20-5 on the season. Destiny DeBerry led UNC, going 3-for-5 with a run on the day. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Sweeps Opening Day Of Holy City Showdown

North Carolina returned to its winning ways on Friday, cruising to an 8-0 victory over Chattanooga then gritting out a 3-2 win over the host College of Charleston in the first day of the Holy City Showdown. UNC improved to 18-5 on the season. Kendra Lynch and Leah Murray both had two hits in each game, as Lynch hit a double and two home runs with five RBI. (GoHeels.com)

UNCG Snaps UNC Softball's Winning Streak In 6-3 Decision

North Carolina’s 11-game winning streak came to an end on Wednesday night as a four-run first inning led UNCG past the Tar Heels, 6-3. Carolina brought the go-ahead run to the plate in the top of the seventh inning but was unable to pull off the comeback, falling to 16-5 on the season. With the win, the Spartans improve to 12-7. (GoHeels.com)

Three Home Runs Lead UNC Softball To 5-1 Victory Over Charlotte

UNC hit three home runs while holding Charlotte to two hits to cruise to its 11th straight victory by a score of 5-1 (Highlights). Berlynne Delamora, Kendra Lynch and Katelyn Shifflett all homered in the game, while Lynch added a walk and an RBI double. Taylor Wike contributed UNC’s first hit of the game, the Heels’ only single, and scored on Delamora’s first-inning bomb. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Pulls Off Comeback To Complete Series Sweep Of Pitt

North Carolina secured the series sweep of No. 21 Pittsburgh on ACC opening weekend, using a six-run fifth inning to tie the score and an RBI single by Katie Bailiff handed UNC its fourth walk-off victory of the season, 8-7, in nine innings. With their second extra-innings win of the year, the Tar Heels picked up their 10th straight victory, improving to 15-4 (3-0 ACC). (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Clinches First ACC Series Over No. 21 Pitt

UNC secured the series victory on ACC opening weekend, capturing a 6-2 win over No. 21 Pittsburgh to claim the first two games of the three-game series (Highlights). UNC (14-4, 2-0 ACC) is riding a nine-game winning streak and will look to make it 10 straight in Sunday’s series finale (1 p.m.). After opening the season 9-0, the nationally-ranked Panthers fall to 12-4 (0-2 ACC). (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Tops No. 21 Pitt, 5-1, In Papa’s 1,200th Victory

North Carolina head coach Donna J. Papa became the 11th coach in NCAA softball history to win 1,200 career victories on Friday, leading the Tar Heels to a 5-1 win over No. 21 Pittsburgh. “Milestones are always great,” said Papa. “Honestly all the players that have played for me, that’s what it really comes down to. Its theirs too. They’ve all contributed." (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Softball Blanks ECU, 4-0

UNC softball captured its second shutout of the season on Wednesday, defeating East Carolina, 4-0, to extend its winning streak to seven. The win lifts UNC to 12-4. The heart of the Tar Heel order combined for seven hits, led by Katie Bailiff who was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Berlynne Delamora and Kendra Lynch each went 2-for-3 with an RBI. (GoHeels.com)

Kendra Lynch Named ACC Softball Player Of The Week

North Carolina senior Kendra Lynch was named ACC Player of the Week on Tuesday after using explosive and timely offense to lead UNC to a perfect 5-0 week at home. Lynch is the second consecutive Tar Heel to take home the honor. A three-time ACC Pitcher of the Week last season, Lynch earns Player of the Week for the first time in her career. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Softball Completes Sweep of Carolina Classic

UNC softball completed the sweep of the annual Carolina Classic on Sunday, defeating Marshall, 8-3, and Hampton, 8-2, to close out a perfect 4-0 weekend at Anderson Stadium (Highlights). The sweep increases UNC’s win streak to six straight and 10 of the last 11. Senior pitcher Kendra Lynch was named the Most Valuable Player of the Carolina Classic (GoHeels.com)

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