CORRECTION: Due to an editing error, the original headline of this article misspelled Lauren Fuller's name. The headline has been updated to reflect these changes.
Lauren Fuller batted in four runs on Sunday while also recording a win and a save on the mound.
All in a day's work for the senior pitcher for the North Carolina softball team.
Against all odds and with some luck, Fuller became the hero of a Sunday morning doubleheader against Louisville. In the first game on Sunday, North Carolina's defense allowed three errors which led to five earned runs being charged to Fuller.
“My defense was a little shaky at the start but they pulled it together at the end when it mattered,” Fuller said after Sunday’s first game.
Fuller made up for her team's mistakes, recording four strikeouts in seven full innings. Fuller earned the win when first-year third baseman Berlynne Delamora hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The second game of the doubleheader saw Fuller take a completely different role for the Tar Heels. With junior Kendra Lynch in the circle, Fuller took over the designated player spot in the batting order. Fuller recorded three hits in the game and drove in four runs.
Despite a great day at the plate, Fuller's hits may have come due to an anomaly. All three were a product of the sun at Anderson Field getting into the Louisville fielder’s eyes. Fuller says luck may have been on her side.