5/21/2017 9:09pm

North Carolina softball sees season end with loss to Ole Miss

One day after winning two games to keep its season alive, North Carolina softball was on the verge of forcing an improbable winner-takes-all matchup with No. 13-seed Ole Miss in the Oxford Regional of the NCAA Tournament. UNC held a two-run lead through the first three innings against the Rebels, who had yet to lose during the weekend, but couldn’t protect that advantage as its season came to an end with a 7-2 loss Sunday.

5/18/2017 2:19pm

The UNC softball team played Elon Wednesday afternoon.

What to know about North Carolina softball's NCAA tournament region

The North Carolina softball team will travel to Oxford, Miss., this weekend to compete in the double-elimination regional round of the 2017 NCAA Softball Championship. The Tar Heels will play Arizona State on Friday night and either Ole Miss or Southern Illinois on Saturday. Here's a quick look at each of the four teams competing.

5/17/2017 7:51pm

Senior Kendra Lynch (15) leads the team with seven home runs, helping lead them to their 11th straight win.

North Carolina softball qualifies for NCAA Tournament for third consecutive year

North Carolina softball head coach Donna Papa’s gut feeling was that her team’s season would continue. The Tar Heels had an RPI ranking in the mid-30s, reached the ACC Tournament championship game and finished third in the conference during the regular season with 14 wins — all of which gave UNC a strong résumé for an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament. But there’s nothing like hearing your name called and seeing it show up on the bracket. It removes all doubt. This year, Papa and her players didn’t have to wait long.

5/12/2017 8:37pm

North Carolina softball feels no pressure as it enters ACC championship game

When North Carolina takes the field at Anderson Stadium, its home field, against Florida State in the ACC Tournament Championship on Saturday afternoon, it will be doing so against a softball powerhouse. The Seminoles are appearing in their 21st ACC title game and have won the tournament three years in a row. This season, not a single ACC opponent has managed to win against FSU.