Teammates danced around first-year Hannah George to the alma mater as she celebrated leading the North Carolina softball team to its first mercy rule win of the season.
The Tar Heels beat UNC Charlotte, 9-0, in five innings on Tuesday evening to pick up their third shutout of the season. George toppled her previous career high with seven RBIs and tied the UNC (9-8) record for most RBIs in a single game.
“It was a good day, a really good day today,” George said. “It’s another day at the ball field, and I’m really grateful to be here so just taking that and having a positive mindset.”
George went 3-3 at the plate, beginning the game with her first career grand slam and finishing with her third home run this season. George’s grand slam was just the second grand slam for the Tar Heels this season, the other hit by fellow first-year Kiersten Licea.
“There’s always time for someone to come out and have their day, and today was Hannah George's day,” head coach Donna Papa said.