After being swept by No. 18 Clemson, the North Carolina softball team looks to bounce back against Charlotte on Wednesday.
This game will be the first of a five-game road stretch for the Tar Heels, who have struggled in opposing stadiums this season, posting a 2-6 record on the road.
On the other side of the diamond, the Charlotte 49ers are coming off a series sweep — where they were defeated by Marshall in all three contests. After going 4-0 in the Queen City Classic in early March, the 49ers have gone 4-11 since.
Batting average battles
UNC's record when batting above .300 this season is 10-2. But when they've hit below .300, the Tar Heels are 9-15 and have been outscored 113-48.
Junior outfielder Bri Stubbs has led the way for the Tar Heels, with a .381 batting average and 37 hits on the season. Closely behind her is sophomore middle infielder Skyler Brooks, who is batting .363 and has 33 hits.
For Charlotte, hitting is just as crucial — the 49ers are a perfect 12-0 on the season when batting .345 or higher.
When crunching the numbers, more than 60 percent of UNC’s wins come from batting over .300, and over 50 percent of Charlotte’s wins come from batting over .345.
Strong scoring bursts