4/8/2012 8:02pm

Wednesday's match between UNC Women's Tennis against N.C. State Wolfpack

Tar Heels bounce back, sweep Virginia

Playing with a chip on its shoulder following a 2-1 series loss against Florida State, the North Carolina softball team beat Virginia three times for its first sweep of the season.

3/21/2012 10:34pm

Wednesday's match between UNC Women's Tennis against N.C. State Wolfpack

UNC softball shuts out South Carolina

Haleigh Dickey hit a grand slam to give North Carolina a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning Wednesday, but the first inning was much closer than the 8-0 final score may suggest.

4/20/2011 4:43pm

UNC softball takes the Elon Phoenix with consistent offense

In an 11-4 blowout victory against Elon on Wednesday night, the North Carolina softball team flexed its offensive muscle early. But the seven runs it scored in the first two innings didn’t come off power swings. Coming off four straight losses, including a sweep at the hands of No. 22 Georgia Tech, the Tar Heels came into the game with their focus on the fundamentals.

4/20/2011 4:42pm

UNC softball pushes past Phoenix 11-4

North Carolina softball coach Donna Papa likes her team to imagine each hit pushing its opponent down. And the Tar Heels used that mentality to claim a decisive 11-4 win against the Elon Phoenix Wednesday night at Anderson Stadium.

4/11/2011 11:01pm

Despite setbacks, UNC softball eyes title

Despite the fact that more than half of her supporting cast on the North Carolina softball team is composed of underclassmen, junior left fielder Kelli Wheeler has confidence that they can make a serious run at the regular season title. Beyond that, she said, it’s anyone’s game. The Tar Heels (26-15, 9-3 ACC) currently own the most ACC victories, but league foe Georgia Tech (31-6, 6-0) has yet to lose a conference game.

4/11/2011 12:14am

Softball wins rubber game

Three Tar Heels homered in the rubber game of UNC’s series at N.C. State to give the softball team its fourth-straight ACC series win. UNC (26-15, 9-3 ACC) dropped the opener after freshman Lori Spingola gave up three runs in the first inning and the Tar Heels failed to recover. The Wolfpack (18-19, 2-8 ACC) hung around for five innings during the second game, but Jordan Scarboro’s homer sparked a six-run frame that helped UNC even the series with a 10-2 win.

4/3/2011 1:25pm

UNC softball freshmen fulfilling roles

North Carolina pitcher Lori Spingola continued her successful freshman campaign by bringing her record to 19-8 on the season, but she wasn’t the only freshman to play a key role in converting a third-straight ACC series win this weekend against Virginia.