In Wednesday’s weeknight match-up against Campbell University, the first North Carolina women’s softball player to be ruled out was tagged trying to steal home.
But for this team, those outs are the outs it would prefer to see.
Coach Donna Papa said that aggressive play on all fronts wins games for the Tar Heels, as it did on Wednesday in their 9-0 win over the Campbell Camels.
“I don’t want to have a lull in our scoring. I want to put pressure on the other team,” Papa said. “One of our goals is to put the ball in play all the time, and if we can keep on putting the ball in play, we can maybe make teams make mistakes, as they did. We want to challenge them.”
That strategy paid hefty dividends for UNC’s offense, which in the second inning scored three runs on three Campbell errors, including a dropped fly ball in the infield and a bad throw to first base. In the first inning, Amy Nece reached first base on a misfielded bunt.