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Snow Postpones UNC Baseball and Softball Games on Friday

Due to snowy conditions on the field, Friday's UNC baseball and softball games have been postponed. The baseball team was set to begin a three-game series against Dallas Baptist, but will now play a doubleheader Saturday with the first game at noon. UNC Softball's game against Purdue has been rescheduled to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday in Greensboro. (

Brittany Pickett Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate

UNC pitcher Brittany Pickett was one of 30 players named Tuesday as candidates for this year’s Senior CLASS Award for softball. Pickett is a three-time First Team All-ACC performer with a career ERA of 2.02. In addition, she also hit seven home runs last season. She is one of just three ACC players named as a candidate for the Senior CLASS award. (

No. 21 James Madison Outlasts UNC Softball, 6-3

Despite a two-run home run by Kristina Burkhardt in the seventh inning, No. 21 James Madison prevailed for the 6-3 win over North Carolina on Wednesday evening in Chapel Hill. UNC starting pitcher Alyssa Stanley settled in and struck out a career-high, five batters while also driving in the Tar Heels' first run. Carolina's record is now 6-6 on the season. (

North Carolina Softball Blanks NC Central, 7-0

Highlighted by three Tar Heel home runs, North Carolina shutout NC Central, 7-0, on Tuesday at Anderson Stadium (Highlights). Zoë Goodman Hannah George, and Kiersten Licea cleared the park en route to UNC's second shutout victory of the season. Although the Tar Heels were held off the board until the third inning, UNC posted seven runs the 11-hit game. (

No. 25 UNC Softball Splits Doubleheader Against Michigan and Wisconsin

In a doubleheader Saturday in Chapel Hill as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the No. 25 UNC softball team split a pair of games against No. 11 Michigan and Wisconsin. The first game of the day saw Michigan (8-0) remain undefeated with a 4-0 shutout victory over the Tar Heels (5-4), while UNC bounced back later in the day with a 4-3 win over Wisconsin. (

No. 25 UNC Softball Falls Short to No. 11 Michigan

Despite eight strikeouts by Brittany Pickett, No. 11 Michigan scored the game-winning run in the seventh inning to defeat No. 25 North Carolina, 4-3 during the first day of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge Friday afternoon at Anderson Stadium (Highlights). The two teams will meet again for a rematch on Saturday at 11 a.m. before Carolina faces Wisconsin. (

No. 25 UNC Softball Defeats Campbell, 11-1

Sparked by a three-run home run by Kristina Burkhardt, No. 25 North Carolina defeated Campbell, 11-1 in five innings Wednesday to open the 2020 home slate (Highlights). Campbell scored first on an RBI-double in the second, but the Tar Heels scored 11 unanswered runs for the win. Megan Dray, Lexi Godwin, and Burkhardt each had multi-hit games. (

UNC Softball Beats Detroit Mercy for 1,500th Program Win

Earning the program's 1,500th victory, North Carolina Softball defeated Detroit Mercy, 11-3 in five innings on Sunday morning to wrap up the JoAnne Graf Classic in Tallahassee, Fla. Scoring early, the Tar Heels set the tone for the second run-rule win of the season. Destiny Middleton stole four of UNC's seven bases in the game while also tallying two hits. (

Pickett, Burkhardt Selected To Preseason All-ACC Softball Team

North Carolina, the 2019 ACC Tournament runner-up, has been selected fourth in the 2020 Atlantic Coast Conference preseason softball poll, as voted on by the ACC head coaches and released Wednesday by the league office. Additionally, senior Brittany Pickett and redshirt-junior Kristina Burkhardt have been named to the preseason all-ACC team. (

Photos: National Girls & Women in Sports Day at UNC

Hundreds of people gathered at UNC’s indoor practice facility for National Girls & Women in Sports Day in Chapel Hill on Sunday, January 19. Participants practiced with UNC’s women’s soccer team. Members of UNC’s softball team practiced throwing the ball with participants. UNC’s field hockey team was among the many women’s teams in attendance. (
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