Things couldn’t have gone much worse Saturday as the North Carolina softball team was annihilated by Maryland in both games of a doubleheader in College Park.
But on Sunday, the Tar Heels rebounded with an 8-1 victory to close out the series and their regular season.
“(On Sunday) The girls finally put together offense, defense, and pitching and played like we have been playing all year,” said coach Donna Papa, who with Sunday’s victory closes out her 28th season as head coach of the Tar Heels.
North Carolina ace Lori Spingola, who pitched in two of the three games this weekend, led the Tar Heels impressive defensive effort on Sunday, striking out six and only allowing one run, but gave up 11 hits in a 9-4 loss in game one.
“The first game I feel like I started out really strong and then I started getting behind on my hitters and they started scoring off me with some big hits,” Spingola said after notching her 28th win of the season. “(Saturday) obviously wasn’t too good of a day for us. We didn’t have a lot of things going well for us so it felt great to bounce back and get the win.”