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UNC Softball Player Kayla Baptista Making Her Mark In The Baseball World

UNC infielder Kayla Baptista and her family have had season tickets at Fenway Park and grew up going to PawSox games, Boston’s Triple-A team in Rhode Island. When Ray Fagnant, the northeast regional scouting supervisor for the Red Sox, reached out to Bapista about joining his staff for the team’s prospect showcase on August 28, it was surreal. (GoHeels.com)

Kayla Baptista: The girl of summer

A few weeks after wrapping up her freshman season as a middle infielder for the UNC softball team, Kayla Baptista returned to New England to begin an internship as an assistant coach for the Wareham Gatemen. And judging by her daily reports on her social media accounts, it was obvious that the time she spent with the ballclub was memorable. (The Valley Breeze)

UNC Softball Standout Kayla Baptista Coaching In Cape Cod Baseball League

UNC softball standout and Rhode Island native Kayla Baptista is a coaching intern with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League this summer and I spoke with Kayla to learn more this amazing opportunity. Here is an excerpt from our conversation about Rhode Island, how she landed in Wareham, and how to hit a fastball traveling 90 mph. (The Ribbe)

UNC Catcher Taylor Greene Named To ACC Softball All-Academic Team

Tar Heel junior Taylor Greene has been named to the All-ACC Academic Softball Team, announced this week by the league. A catcher from Milton, Ga., Greene is majoring in Economics at UNC. In this, her first season as a Tar Heel after transferring from the University of Arkansas, she started 34 games at the plate, and had a perfect fielding percentage. (GoHeels.com)

Brittany Pickett Leads UNC Softball To Shutout Over Louisville On Senior Day

Led by a complete game shutout by pitcher Brittany Pickett, the North Carolina Softball team defeated Louisville 5-0 on Senior Night at Anderson Stadium (Highlights). Carolina, who committed no errors, took the lead in the second inning and never looked back, scoring one each in both the fourth and fifth innings to complete the shutout of the Cards. (GoHeels.com)

Fifth-year pitcher Brittany Pickett is a certified legend

In just a few weeks, Brittany Pickett's time with the North Carolina softball team will come to an end. Pickett has been the face of the program in each of her five years. She has dominated both offensively and defensively, and is in the top 10 for almost every career pitching record in Carolina history. Pickett has too many awards and honors to name. (Daily Tar Heel)

Dominique Monteon, Brittany Pickett Homer In UNC Softball's 7-3 Win Over Virginia

Getting back in the win column thanks to home runs by Dominique Monteon and Brittany Pickett, UNC Softball evened the series against Virginia with a 7-3 win on Saturday at Anderson Stadium (Highlights). Kiannah Pierce and Monteon had two-hit days and also scored a pair of runs. Katie Grace Olinger went the distance for her third career win. (GoHeels.com)

Bubba Cunningham Update On UNC Spring Sports Attendance

Yesterday, Governor Cooper issued NC Executive Order 204, which eases COVID-19 restrictions and will allow up to 50 percent capacity in athletics arenas – with mandatory physical distancing of six feet apart for ticketed groups. The six-feet distancing requirement means that the capacities at our venues will not significantly change at this time. (GoHeels.com)

Burkhardt, Licea Homer To Win UNC Softball Series Finale vs. Notre Dame

Home runs by Kristina Burkhardt and Kiersten Licea propelled North Carolina to a 2-1 softball win over the Fighting Irish to split the series 2-2 on Sunday afternoon at Anderson Stadium (Highlights). I'm always fired up to play Notre Dame with the in-state rivalry as an Indiana native," Burkhardt said. With the win, UNC improves to 10-8, 5-3 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)

Brittany Pickett Earns 10th Career ACC Softball Weekly Honor

Leading the Tar Heels to a 3-1 weekend at Anderson Stadium, Brittany Pickett has been named the ACC Pitcher of the Week as announced Tuesday afternoon by the league office. This is Pickett's 10th ACC weekly honor in her career. The all-tournament selection for the second consecutive week, Pickett let UNC to a 3-1 weekend in the Carolina Classic. (GoHeels.com)
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