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Amy Nece hit a walk-off double to give the Tar Heels their first win of the season over Purdue.
Amy Nece hit a walk-off double to give the Tar Heels their first win of the season over Purdue.
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Carolina Wins Two Over Purdue, Hampton
Release: 02/09/2013

BATON ROUGE, La. - The No. 22 Tar Heels bounced back with two wins on Saturday, beating Purdue 2-1 in extra innings and shutting out Hampton 10-0 in five.

Highlighting the first game was a stellar nine innings in the circle by Lori Spingola and Amy Nece's walk-off double. Constance Orr earned the win in game two, and Elisha Elliott notched two RBIs to lead three Tar Heels with two hits.

GAME 1

Sophomore Amber Parrish led off the Tar Heels' second with a double to left field.  Freshman Elena Covert came in to pinch run, and on a groundout by redshirt freshman Jenna Kelly, Covert advanced to third before scoring on a hard-hit single to right field by senior Haleigh Dickey.

Purdue left the bases loaded twice before capitalizing on the third opportunity. Ashley Burkhardt, Lindsey Rains and Tori Chiodo each singled to load the bases, and Danielle Fletcher hit a sacrifice fly to left to drive in Burkhardt and even the game at 1-1.

In the ninth, the Boilermakers' Erika Petruzzi singled to right. She attempted to score on a double to the gap in right center by Fletcher, but was thrown out at home on a nice play by the Carolina defense.

With two outs, Satterfield drew a walk and advanced to second on a single by senior Tisha Mahon. Junior Amy Nece clinched the win for North Carolina with a walk-off double to right field, driving in Satterfield for the 2-1 victory.

Spingola (1-1) tallied eight strikeouts while pitching all nine innings for the Tar Heels. She gave up nine hits and walked four.

GAME 2

Carolina came out strong, scoring six in the opening frame. Junior Amy Nece doubled to left field to get things started. Nece advanced to third on a bunt by freshman Erin Satterfield and then scored on an error by the Pirates. A solid triple from Haleigh Dickey to right center then drove in Satterfield to make it 2-0. 

Redshirt freshman Jenna Kelly and freshman Kristen Brown each drew a walk to load the bases for Elisha Elliott. The senior singled through the right side, driving in Dickey and Kelly and advancing Brown to third while moving to second on the throw. Brown scored and Elliott advanced to third on a wild pitch by Hampton's Jailynn Jackson, followed by a sacrifice fly to left from Morrison which drove in Elliott for the sixth run of the inning.

In the next inning, Satterfield singled to right field, stole second and then advanced to third when Dickey singled through the left side. Kelly walked, and moved to third on a wild pitch while Satterfield scored to make it 7-0. After a walk from Brown, Kelly scored on another Hampton error, putting the Tar Heels up 8-0.

Sophomore Kati Causey, pinch hitting for sophomore Stephanie Krider, drew a walk before Krider re-entered the game to run. Krider advanced to second on a single to left center by Elliott before they each advanced to second and third on a wild pitch. Freshman Elly Wagner hit a sacrifice fly to right, which drove in Krider for the final run of the game. 

Orr earned the win, giving up just one hit in four innings and walking two. Freshman Lauren Fuller pitched the fifth and gave up just one hit in relief. 

TOURNAMENT NOTE:

Carolina, now 2-2 on the season, will face LSU again on Sunday. The game has been moved up from 1 pm ET to noon. Follow live stats for that game here.

 


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