The North Carolina softball team saw its season come to an end Saturday on a devastating walk-off homerun, but Coach Donna Papa seemed very proud of how the team stayed composed in crucial moments of the season.
“The whole team, I was so proud of our team, how we competed, that’s all you can ask,” Coach Papa said after the loss Saturday.
This past season for the Tar Heels came with a lot of recognition at both the local and national levels.
Four members of the UNC team were given All-ACC honors this season, with junior Kristen Brown and freshman Taylor Wike leading the way on the first team.
The North Carolina softball team looked to start off the NCAA Tournament on the right foot by winning the first game of the regional in Athens, Ga.
The North Carolina softball team came into its first game Saturday knowing the situation at hand: Win or go home.
Coming into the ACC tournament, the North Carolina softball team's offense was a well-oiled machine, ranking second in the conference and 22nd in the nation with a .333 batting average.
Taylor Wike stepped into the batter's box, looking to break the tie between the North Carolina softball team and Virginia Tech in the bottom of the sixth of the ACC Championship quarterfinals.
Taylor Wike does not know pressure.
All they needed was a strike.
In the last regular season home game of the year, the North Carolina softball team needed a big win to carry the momentum into its final road trip.
That's the number that was buzzing around the Anderson Softball Stadium on Wednesday.
Jenna Kelly knew what was coming.
After rivals North Carolina (33-11, 15-4 ACC) and N.C. State (26-19, 10-8 ACC) split the first two games of their series — with UNC dropping Friday’s 6-2 affair before claiming a 3-2 win Saturday — Kelly was facing pitcher Emily Weiman for the ninth time in two days.
Kristen Brown walks up to the plate in the third inning of the second game of the North Carolina softball team’s away doubleheader against N.C. State. The ACC’s home run leader has no long balls and only one hit through eight at-bats so far during the three-game series.
After blasting a solo home run into the pine trees behind Anderson Softball Stadium’s left-field fence, senior catcher Amber Parrish stage-dove into the outstretched arms of her teammates as she crossed home plate.
Anderson Softball Stadium waited quietly for the next pitch. With the bases loaded, Jordan Scarboro approached the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning.
The North Carolina softball team's Wednesday doubleheader was a tale of two different games.
The North Carolina fans erupted, and the players walked to the line to shake hands when Amber Parrish swiped a tag on Longwood’s Justina Augustine for what was thought to be a game-ending play at the plate.
After a dominating offensive display under the lights at No. 9 Georgia on April 1, the North Carolina softball team was unsure if it would make its weekend trip to face lowly ACC-foe Syracuse.
The North Carolina softball team faced a large challenge, but the Tar Heels were prepared and believed.
"Downtown" is finally in the record books.
Ask Dr. Beth Miller what she will miss the most about the University and she will tell you the people.