The Tar Heels allowed James Madison to score three runs in the sixth inning of both games to pull away during Wednesday’s double-header, losing both games by scores of 5-1 and 7-2 . The two defeats drop UNC to 22-22 overall and also mark the first time the softball program has ever lost to JMU .
“We just weren’t on our toes as much as we needed to be, and they took advantage of that,” said sophomore second baseman Erin Satterfield .
JMU opened up a 2-1 lead through four innings in the first game before sophomore relief pitcher Jailyn Ford entered the game. UNC failed to score the rest of the way and kept it close until the sixth inning, where they were buried.
“We got two quick outs,” said freshman pitcher Kendra Lynch . “One thing just leads to another.”