SOFTBALL


3/29/2010 12:32am

North Carolina ace Danielle Spaulding suffered a hand injury that shortened her playing time.

Johnson takes starting reins for UNC softball

What’s ailing the No. 19 North Carolina softball team is a simple question with a much more complicated answer.Although UNC’s bats have not shown up consistently, the Tar Heels will not be able to stay within striking distance of their opponents unless their recent pitching woes are resolved.


3/29/2010 12:31am

North Carolina ace Danielle Spaulding suffered a hand injury that shortened her playing time.

Johnson takes starting reins for UNC softball

What’s ailing the No. 19 North Carolina softball team is a simple question with a much more complicated answer.Although UNC’s bats have not shown up consistently, the Tar Heels will not be able to stay within striking distance of their opponents unless their recent pitching woes are resolved.


3/26/2010 12:15am

Freshman Haleigh Dickey set a school softball record for most home runs in a single game.

Haleigh Dickey powers UNC with three home runs

In star senior Danielle Spaulding’s first game pitching in almost two weeks, a lesser-known North Carolina player stole the show.Freshman third baseman Haleigh Dickey blasted three home runs in three at-bats to power the UNC softball team (23-8) past UNC-Wilmington, 5-0.


3/21/2010 11:59pm

UNC softball struggles without ace

The North Carolina softball team wanted revenge against Georgia Tech this weekend. In its final regular season series last year, the Yellow Jackets swept the Tar Heels — keeping them from entering the ACC Tournament as the No. 1 seed.


2/28/2010 11:53pm

Tarheels pitchers lead softball team to victory

The North Carolina pitching staff continued its dominance this weekend, recording two no-hitters and allowing only one run as the Tar Heels cruised to a championship game victory in the Tar Heel Invitational.

5/20/2009 12:00am

Junior pitcher Danielle Spaulding homered and pitched six-plus strong innings" but it wasn?t enough to stave off elimination against Georgia.

Softball: Georgia eliminates Heels

Junior pitcher Danielle Spaulding did everything she could to help North Carolina stave off elimination against sixth-seeded Georgia in the NCAA Regionals on Saturday. She hit a colossal home run. She started off the sixth inning having allowed only two runs.


5/13/2009 12:00am

Softball falls in ACC semis

RALEIGH — With two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning North Carolina pitcher Lisa Norris was facing a full count against Florida State's Kaleigh Rafter. With one runner on base Rafter hit her first pitch foul.  The second pitch she hit even better but it was foul again. 


4/22/2009 12:00am

Softball: Spaulding's position change spurs success

It wasn't until a national tournament on an Oklahoma club team that Danielle Spaulding realized she could be a top-tier pitcher. There are certain moments when an athlete's skill and potential merge; this was hers. Spaulding a junior spent the summer after her freshman year with her sister in Oklahoma playing club softball.


4/22/2009 12:00am

North Carolina senior Lisa Norris notched a win in her last regular season game at Anderson Stadium as the Tar Heels beat Charlotte 2-0.

Softball: Brown Heels slide past UNC-Charlotte

Breanna Brown took off in a dead sprint to steal second base. As Brown slid into second the throw from UNC-Charlotte catcher Tenaya Tucker bounced off Brown's hand and into the outfield. The errant throw allowed her to keep running as she rounded the remaining bases and scored the team's first run en route to a 2-0 victory against the 49ers.


4/12/2009 12:00am

Softball: UNC pitching duo stifles Cavs

In what is becoming a recurrent storyline for the softball team North Carolina's dynamic pitching duo locked down its opponent once again Saturday afternoon. The No. 15 North Carolina softball team swept UVa. with the help of two complete games from starting pitchers Danielle Spaulding and Lisa Norris.


3/30/2009 12:00am

Softball: Three homers 17 runs pace Heels

North Carolina softball coach Donna Papa knew her team could do better. For two games Saturday her team struggled to put away an overmatched Boston College Eagles team due to errors and sloppy play. The outcome of those games were 6-2 and 3-1 respectively but Papa didn't think the team was playing up to its usual standards.


2/25/2009 12:00am

Softball: Lady heels sweep doubleheader

UNC-Greensboro's hopes of a possible upset of No. 16 North Carolina (14-3) were dashed after a pair of home runs in the second game of their doubleheader. The Tar Heels staved off a late Spartan run in the first game and got behind early in the second but UNC clinched it when Anna Roberts hit a three-run homer — her first of the season.


2/23/2009 12:00am

Sports briefs for February 23

Swimming & diving - The North Carolina women's swimming and diving teams placed second in the ACC Championships this weekend finishing 246.5 points behind champion Virginia who won for the second consecutive year.


2/16/2009 12:00am

Freshman Constance Orr pitched seven innings during UNC?s upset of California on Saturday" holding the Golden Bears to just three runs.

Softball: Tar Heels sweep Carolina Classic

North Carolina hosted four teams this weekend in the Carolina Classic and defeated all of them improving to 8-2 on the season. Friday afternoon the Tar Heels routed their two opponents Wichita State and George Washington with 7-0 and 8-0 scores respectively.


2/11/2009 12:00am

Softball: Heels get first home win

Early in the fourth inning UNC-Wilmington second baseman Morgan Walters boomed a double off the outfield wall. As Walters stood on second moments later Tar Heel pitcher Danielle Spaulding simply smiled.