The North Carolina softball team lost to James Madison, 9-0, on Wednesday night, ending its four-game win streak.
The Dukes got out to a quick start, and they never slowed down. A two-out rally in the first inning gave James Madison a one-run lead after a double by Kate Gordon brought home the game’s first run.
The bats only got hotter in the second inning for the Dukes. With runners on first and second, Madison Naujokas blasted a home run to center field, giving JMU a 4-0 lead. James Madison would tack on one more run in the inning on a solo home run by Morgan Tolle.
UNC (23-20, 11-4 ACC) held the Dukes scoreless for the next two innings but failed to cut into the deficit.
In the bottom of the fifth, James Madison delivered the finishing blow. With the bases loaded, Ashley Samuels hit a grand slam, ending the game in five innings and giving JMU a 9-0 victory.