UNC Softball

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Softball.

Brittany Pickett Reinventing Her Way To Success

After tossing a complete-game shutout against N.C. State in Friday's series opener, Brittany Pickett registered another Monday. By doing so, she became the first Tar Heel to throw two complete-game shutouts in the same ACC series since against Florida State in 2011. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Pickett's outings were how they differed. (

UNC Softball Blanks Wolfpack 8-0 for Series Win

The Tar Heels set the tone early, scoring six runs in the first two innings en route to a 8-0 shutout victory over NC State for the series win on Monday evening. Brittany Pickett not only pitched her second complete-game shutout of the series, but also went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run and the game-winning RBI-single in the sixth to tie a single-game career high. (

Kenny Selmon Doesn't Disappoint, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

waited for the right opportunity to compete in the 400-meter hurdles for the first time this spring. Finally, on Saturday at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational, that time arrived. And in his season debut in the event, Selmon didn't disappoint. Competing in the 400-meter hurdles, Selmon ran a 49.00, the fastest time in the nation so far this outdoor season. (

UNC Softball Shuts Out NC State in Series Opener, 6-0

Highlighted by Brittany Pickett's ten strikeouts, North Carolina clinched the series opener over NC State, 6-0, limiting the Wolfpack to four hits on Friday. The Tar Heels scored in the first inning and extended their lead to five in the second to solidify the win and improve to 24-20 and 12-4 in ACC play. Pickett's 10 Ks matched a career single-game high. (

Carolina Softball Falls at JMU in Midweek Matchup

Despite Kiani Ramsey's multi-hit game, the Tar Heels dropped a nonconference matchup at James Madison, 9-0 Wednesday. Brittany Pickett made her 25th start in the circle for North Carolina in the loss. Hannah Nommensen struck out one in 2.2 innings of relief. The Tar Heels return home to host NC State for a three-game series Friday, Saturday and Monday. (

Parkinson Homers as UNC Softball Blanks Longwood

Led by the bats of freshmen Megan Dray and Sierra Parkinson, and Brittany Pickett in the circle, North Carolina shut out Longwood, 3-0, on Tuesday for the Tar Heels' seventh shutout of the season. Dray drove in the game-winning run in the fourth inning on an RBI-single while Parkinson slugged her first career home run to ensure the UNC victory. (

Another Goal Achieved For Morgan Lane, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

Morgan Lane had come close before. But on Saturday at N.C. State's Reynolds Coliseum, Lane finally accomplished one of the few things she had yet to achieve in her storied UNC gymnastics career – she qualified for the NCAA Championships. Lane earned an all-around score of 39.325 to finish in a tie for sixth at the 2018 NCAA Southeast Regional. (

Carolina Softball Walks Off for Series Sweep of Virginia Tech

With two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth, Sierra Parkinson sent a two-run single to center for the 4-3 walk-off win and UNC's third comeback victory of the weekend over Virginia Tech en route to Sunday's series sweep (Highlights). With the win, UNC improves to 22-19 on the season and remains atop the ACC Coastal with a 11-4 league mark. (

Clutch Hitting Propels UNC Softball Past Hokies in Doubleheader Sweep

Despite Virginia Tech scoring first in both games, UNC swept the doubleheader for a pair of comeback wins, scoring 12 runs on Friday. Sierra Parkinson drove in the game-winning run for the 2-1 victory in game one. The Tar Heels' offense exploded in game two for the 10-2 victory, thanks to Kiani Ramsey's first career home run and first UNC grand slam of the season. (

UNC Softball Comes Up Short to UNCG in 10 innings

Despite an early 2-0 lead, North Carolina and UNCG battled through 10 innings Wednesday, but the Spartans took the 4-3 win at Anderson Stadium. Kiani Ramsey led UNC's offense, going 2-for-3 at the plate. Five Tar Heels each logged a hit while Kristina Burkhardt and Goodman drove in a run apiece. The Tar Heels host Virginia Tech Friday through Sunday. (

Taylor Wike Garners Second ACC Softball Player of the Week Honor

For the second time this season, North Carolina senior Taylor Wike has been named the ACC Player of the Week, as announced Tuesday afternoon by the league office. This is the fourth weekly honor for the Tar Heels in 2018. With two hits in each game, Wike led Carolina's offense to a 3-1 week on the road with a .571 average and a .647 on-base percentage. (

Jamie Ortega's Big Day, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

In climbing back from a 6-2 deficit to defeat Notre Dame 13-12 on Saturday at Kenan Stadium, the fifth-ranked Tar Heels received a stellar effort from Jamie Ortega, who played one of the best games by a freshman in program history. Ortega scored a career-high six goals, which marked the most goals by a UNC true freshman in at least the last 20 seasons. (

North Carolina Softball Wins Series vs. Virginia

Logging 14 hits in the opener, North Carolina topped Virginia, 11-7 to begin the day. However, the Tar Heels could not complete the sweep, falling short in the finale, 10-5 on Saturday afternoon. "We battled and competed in every game this weekend," coach Donna J. Papa said. "I could go through the entire lineup because everyone did some great things for us." (

UNC Softball Blanks Virginia in Series Opener

Led by the bats of Taylor Wike and Katie Bailiff and the pitching of Brittany Pickett, North Carolina shut out Virginia, 8-0 in six innings on Friday to begin the ACC series. Giving up a mere three hits, Pickett hurled eight-strikeouts for a single-game ACC best. Both plating two runs, Wike and Bailiff were perfect at the plate, logging two and three hits, respectively. (

15 Hits Power UNC Softball over Winthrop, 10-4

With 15 hits and five multi-hit at-bats, North Carolina topped Winthrop, 10-4 on Wednesday in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The Tar Heels improve to 17-16 on the year. Leah Murray and Taylor Wike each had three hits while Kristina Burkhardt, Katie Bailiff and Destiny DeBerry slugged two each. Logging her first home run of the season, Bailiff led UNC's offense with three RBI. (
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