Ask Dr. Beth Miller what she will miss the most about the University and she will tell you the people.
North Carolina softball has done two things consistently this season — hit the ball and win games. But inconsistency marked the Tar Heels' play in a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon against No. 25 James Madison.
After allowing five unearned runs in Wednesday’s doubleheader against James Madison, it was a comedy of errors for the North Carolina softball team.
The North Carolina softball team was on fire.
Aquilla Mateen sits in the dugout and stares onto the field, struggling to find the words to fit her character.
Six at-bats. Six runs scored. And two innings later, after the Tar Heels' sixth home run, their opponents were begging for mercy.
The game was delayed, but the Tar Heels ended it quickly.
Even amid uncertain circumstances, every member of the North Carolina softball team was supremely confident in how the week’s final game would play out.
With two on and two out in the bottom of the fifth inning, North Carolina softball player Aquilla Mateen held her bat at eye-level, daring the Virginia Tech pitcher to test her bunting prowess.
Doubleheaders and conference openers. These two aspects of the game of softball are generally won with experience, as a team tends to look to its older players for leadership and production.
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.