Just like kids stuck inside on a rainy day, the North Carolina softball team was itching to play after being confined indoors the entire week due to icy weather.
The importance of a quick start was obvious in North Carolina softball’s three games during this weekend’s Gamecock Invitational in Columbia, S.C. Especially since the team that scored in the first inning went on to win each game.
North Carolina softball Coach Donna Papa knew exactly how the final half-inning would unfold. Before the Tar Heels’ last at-bat of Wednesday’s home opener against Western Carolina, Papa huddled the team in the dugout.
At some point, every player has their “Welcome to the big leagues” moment. For freshman pitcher Kaylee Carlson, it happened last weekend in Arizona.
The Eagles never stood a chance.
Quite frankly, North Carolina Central didn’t even look like they belonged on the same field as the North Carolina softball team, who handed the Eagles a 21-1 defeat at Anderson Stadium on Wednesday night.
While the temperature outside is getting colder, the North Carolina women's softball team's bats are heating up — as the team demonstrated its offensive firepower in a doubleheader against UNC-Greensboro Sunday.
Conference tournaments allow regular season champions to reassert their dominance while others attempt to stave off elimination and dethrone the champ.
Donna Papa has the same message for her team each time.
If the sixth inning was removed from the game, the North Carolina softball team might have had more of a chance.
The North Carolina softball team needed to redeem itself.
It’s the bottom of the fifth inning. The North Carolina softball team holds a tenuous one-run lead against Notre Dame as Kristen Brown,a sophomore from Long Island, casually walks up to the plate.
It’s been an up-and-down season for North Carolina softball coach Donna Papa and her team, but after dropping six of the last nine and falling soundly into fourth place in the ACC standings, she views this weekend’s series against Georgia Tech as a chance for redemption.
Nine home runs, four hours, two games, but only one winner.
Heading into its weekend series against ACC foe Virginia, the North Carolina softball team was facing signs of its earlier season — a losing streak.
With a 3-2 lead heading into the bottom of the final inning, the North Carolina softball team looked to be in good position to put away the Charlotte 49ers on Wednesday night.
After going down hard in back-to-back games Sunday afternoon against conference frontrunner Florida State, the North Carolina softball team tried to no avail to get the bats going and rally its stagnant offense to avoid the sweep Monday night at Anderson Stadium.
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The North Carolina softball team put on one of its strongest offensive performances of the season
Jenna Kelly had a hunch.
“It was wonderful,” North Carolina sophomore second basemen Erin Satterfield said emphatically.