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Thursday January 21st

Softball


UNC softball hits record six homers

Haleigh Dickey came to the plate in the fourth inning with an opportunity to break her own school record for home runs in a game.After smashing bombs in each of her previous three at-bats, the North Carolina freshman didn’t get another chance to go deep because she was hit by a pitch, sending her trotting towards first base.

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Changes in softball lineup strengthen team

When North Carolina third baseman Haleigh Dickey stepped to the plate in the bottom of the first inning, she wasn’t expecting much.“I was just hoping for a hit,” Dickey said.What the freshman got instead was the first of a hat trick of home runs in a victory against South Carolina.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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