UNC Softball

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Softball.

Tar Heel Softball Blanks ECU, 4-0

UNC softball captured its second shutout of the season on Wednesday, defeating East Carolina, 4-0, to extend its winning streak to seven. The win lifts UNC to 12-4. The heart of the Tar Heel order combined for seven hits, led by Katie Bailiff who was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Berlynne Delamora and Kendra Lynch each went 2-for-3 with an RBI. (

Kendra Lynch Named ACC Softball Player Of The Week

North Carolina senior Kendra Lynch was named ACC Player of the Week on Tuesday after using explosive and timely offense to lead UNC to a perfect 5-0 week at home. Lynch is the second consecutive Tar Heel to take home the honor. A three-time ACC Pitcher of the Week last season, Lynch earns Player of the Week for the first time in her career. (

Tar Heels Softball Completes Sweep of Carolina Classic

UNC softball completed the sweep of the annual Carolina Classic on Sunday, defeating Marshall, 8-3, and Hampton, 8-2, to close out a perfect 4-0 weekend at Anderson Stadium (Highlights). The sweep increases UNC’s win streak to six straight and 10 of the last 11. Senior pitcher Kendra Lynch was named the Most Valuable Player of the Carolina Classic (

UNC Softball Completes Spectacular Comeback To Top Redhawks, 8-7

The Tar Heels scored six runs in the final half inning to stun the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks, 8-7. The win marked the second consecutive walk-off victory for UNC at the Carolina Classic, as the Tar Heels picked up their ninth win in 10 games to improve to 9-4. Leah Murray led Carolina at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a run and an RBI in the seventh inning. (

UNC Softball Scores Walk-Off Win vs. Towson In Extra Innings

North Carolina surrendered a three-run lead in the top of the seventh, but the Tar Heels never gave in, coming back to defeat Towson, 6-5, in nine innings. Senior Kendra Lynch tossed seven-and-two-thirds innings of shutout ball, while reaching base all five times, including a bases-clearing double, and scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth. (

Katie Bailiff Named ACC Softball Player Of The Week

UNC sophomore Katie Bailiff was named ACC Player of the Week on Tuesday after leading the Tar Heels to a fantastic home-opening week. Bailiff went 8-for-13 at the plate with four doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI, slugging 1.385 over four starts behind the plate. Bailiff is the first Tar Heel to win a weekly award this season and takes home her first career conference honor. (

Nine-Run Fourth Leads UNC Softball To 10-1 Victory

North Carolina represented the tournament-clinching victory of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Sunday afternoon, using a nine-run fourth inning to take down Purdue, 10-1, in five innings and seal up the win for the Atlantic Coast Conference in the second annual conference showdown (Highlights). “What a great bounce back today,” said head coach Donna J. Papa. (

Tar Heel Softball Splits Day Two Of ACC/Big Ten Challenge

UNC split a pair of games on Saturday in the second day of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, shutting out Purdue, 5-0, but falling, 10-2, to Ohio State. Freshman Brittany Pickett tossed a four-hit gem against the Boilermakers for the first UNC shutout of the season, while a disastrous sixth inning turned a close contest into a mercy-rule game in the rematch with Ohio State. (

Tar Heel Softball Wins Wild One In Walk-Off Fashion

North Carolina’s resiliency shined through on Friday evening, as the Tar Heels came out on top of a back-and-forth battle with Ohio State, 8-7, on the first day of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Tar Heels gave up the lead in the top of the seventh, but came out strong in the bottom half, as an RBI double by Katie Bailiff gave Carolina the walk-off victory. (

Pitching Quintet Limits Elon To Two Hits In UNC Softball's Home Opener

North Carolina hosted Elon on Wednesday in its 2017 home opener at Anderson Stadium. The Tar Heels threw all five pitchers and cruised to a 6-2 victory over the Phoenix behind three UNC home runs (Highlights). The win was the third straight for UNC, who evens its season record to 3-3, while Elon took its first loss of the year. (

Lynch Homers Twice In UNC Softball's 7-3 Win Over Georgia Tech

Starting pitcher Kendra Lynch slugged two-run home runs and brought a 1-hit shutout into the top of the fifth to lead UNC to a 7-3 victory over ACC rival Georgia Tech on Sunday. The Tar Heels closed the Puerto Rico DI Tournament with consecutive victories to finish the weekend 2-3. Lynch was perfect at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a walk, two home runs and four RBIs. (

UNC Softball Captures First Victory, 4-1, Over Cal

North Carolina shook off a tough start to the day—a 13-0 loss to Illinois—to put together a fantastic performance in the nightcap, taking down California, 4-1. The win marked the first of the season for UNC (1-3) while handing the Golden Bears (3-1) their first loss. Freshman Brittany Pickett led the Tar Heels on the day, going 2-for-3 with an RBI. (

UNC Softball Drops Opening Double Header In Puerto Rico

North Carolina softball opened the 2017 season in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, taking on Illinois and California at the Puerto Rico DI Tournament. The Tar Heels struggled to get things going offensively, falling to Illinois, 6-2, and to Cal, 3-1. Carolina (0-2) will get a do-over on Saturday, Feb. 11, facing both Illinois and California once again beginning at 9 a.m. ET. (

UNC Celebrates Power Of Women's Sports

The power of women’s athletics is on display every day as Carolina’s 15 varsity women’s squads train, practice, play and lead through their sports. But once a year, the teams join together, along with several hundred young athletes who view the Tar Heels as role models, to celebrate their strength at UNC’s annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day event. (

UNC Honors Standout Scholar-Athletes And Leaders

The UNC Department of Athletics recently recognized the winners of two prestigious department awards, the Athletic Director’s Scholar-Athlete Award and the Leader of Distinction Award. Recipients were honored on the Dean E. Smith Center court at halftime of the men’s basketball game between UNC and Virginia Tech on Jan. 26. Six Tar Heels earned both awards. (

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