The North Carolina softball team defeated UNC Charlotte, 9-0, on Tuesday.
The Tar Heels were led by first-year Hannah George who pitched five shutout innings and added seven RBIs at the plate.
George started the scoring for the Tar Heels (9-8) in the bottom of the first inning with a grand slam. The 49ers’ (7-9) pitcher then walked the next batter, which prompted an early pitching change.
George had another chance in the second inning with bases loaded and came through again. The first-year pitcher added two RBIs to her name to bring her total on the day to six and give the Tar Heels a 6-0 lead — with plenty of time to go.
UNC’s scoring onslaught didn’t stop there. The Tar Heels tacked on two more runs on an RBI single by senior Kiani Ramsey in the third inning.
In the fourth inning, George then continued to impress and blasted another homerun over the left field wall. That made it 9-0 in favor of the Tar Heels on just nine hits all day — three which came from George.
George was also electric on the mound in her seventh start for UNC. She pitched five scoreless innings and gave up just two hits all day. She completed her complete game shutout in the top of the fifth inning and gave UNC the win via mercy rule.