CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Carolina run-ruled NC Central in two games Tuesday, improving to 21-10 (3-0) and remaining undefeated at Anderson Stadium (11-0) this season.
Haleigh Dickey and Tracy Chandless each hit a two-run homer, and Lori Spingola tossed a one-hitter in game one as Tar Heels topped the Eagles 9-0 and 10-2. Carolina tallied 20 hits in the two games while limiting NCCU to just five.
Aquilla Mateen started off the first by reaching base on an error and then stealing second. After a sacrifice bunt by Erin Satterfield, Mateen advanced to third and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Dickey.
A single by Amber Parrish to right center led off the second. Stephanie Krider pinch ran for Parrish and advanced to third on a double by Kristen Brown to left center. Amy Nece singled to bring in Krider, while Mateen followed with a single to drive in Brown and advance Nece to third. Nece came home on an error, and then a double by Satterfield brought in Mateen as the Tar Heels went up 5-0.
In the fourth, Nece drew a walk and advanced to second on a passed ball before coming home when Jenna Kelly singled left. Tisha Mahon then singled and moved Kelly to second, who then scored on an Eagle error. Haleigh Dickey homered to left to bring in Mahon and secure the 9-0 shutout victory.
Mahon singled and stole second to start off the first inning before Brown reached after getting hit by a pitch. Dickey singled and advanced to second on the throw, while Brown moved to third and Mahon came home. Orr hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Brown and advance Dickey to third, and a single to short by Causey brought in Dickey. Elena Covert pinch ran for Causey, advancing to second on a single by Amy Nece before Kelly drew a walk to load the bases. Covert then took advantage of a wild pitch to run home and put Carolina up early, 4-0.
The Eagles' Bianka Molina doubled to right center to lead off the second inning. Angelique Perricelli drew a walk, before a groundout advanced the two NCCU runners to second and third. London Germ singled to left to score Molina, and a single by Nadia Jefferies drove in Perricelli.
Rolling into the second, Mahon singled on a bunt and then stole second before scoring on a single by Orr, who advanced to second on the throw. Causey singled through the left side to drive in Orr followed by a two-run shot to center by Chandless. Nece drew a walk, advancing to second on a passed ball and then scoring as Kelly reached on an error.
After a scoreless third, Causey led off the fourth with a single to short. Krider pinch ran for Causey, advancing to second when Chandless was hit by a pitch and scoring on a Paige Williams double down the left field line.
Sara Buchholz got the win in game two, tossing four innings with three strikeouts while giving up four hits and three walks. Ashley Bone pitched the final inning, striking out one with no hits or walks.
The Tar Heels head to Florida State this weekend, March 23-24, for their second ACC series and then head to Buies Creek, N.C., to face Campbell on Wednesday, March 27. Carolina returns home to host Virginia Tech March 29-30.