The North Carolina softball team competed in the weekend-long UNC Greensboro tournament and was defeated in all three games it played, losing to Purdue, Fairfield and UNCG by a combined 13 runs.
After a Friday game with Purdue was cancelled due to weather, Saturday pitted North Carolina against the Boilermakers. In what was a pitcher’s duel, North Carolina was on the wrong end of a 1-0 shutout.
Purdue scored in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI single, while the Tar Heels failed to generate a run. Despite the loss, sophomore Hannah George had a solid game for the Tar Heels with six innings pitched, one earned run, three strikeouts and a walk.
Later that same afternoon, North Carolina went up Fairfield. In the first inning, the Stags jumped out to a 1-0 lead, but North Carolina took a 2-1 advantage in the bottom of the second thanks to a double from junior Zoe Goodman.
The lead disappeared when Fairfield notched another run to tie the game in the top of the third and scored twice in the top of the fourth to go up 4-2. From there, the deficit ballooned to six as Fairfield scored four runs on five hits and a North Carolina error in the top of the fifth to make it 8-2.
In the top of the seventh, Fairfield scored another three for a hefty 11-2 lead, which was the eventual final.
In the finale on Sunday, North Carolina scored three in the top of the third inning against UNCG thanks to a two-run homer from senior Campbell Hutcherson and a solo home run from sophomore Lexi Godwin.
UNCG scored a run in the bottom of the fourth and added three more — on three straight solo homers — in the fifth to take a 4-3 lead. Hutcherson responded with a double to send in another two runs to retake a one-run lead.