Whenever North Carolina softball ace Lori Spingola has needed extra run support, standout third baseman Constance Orr has been the one most likely to back her up in a close game.
“Connie’s just been great all year,” Spingola said. “She’s a competitor, and she goes up there and she just hacks at pitches. She competes every single time she goes up.”
The Charlotte native did it again this weekend as the Tar Heels came away with two victories at Anderson Stadium. The 2-1 series result against Virginia Tech was due in no small part to an explosive offensive performance by Orr.
“We’ve been hitting much better as a team,” Orr said. “And I think from here on out we’re just going to keep hitting bombs.”
Orr, a fifth-year senior who redshirted her junior year, leads the Tar Heels in nearly every offensive category this season, including hits (37), home runs (nine), RBIs (33) and slugging percentage (.676).