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The No. 25 Tar Heels took down Appalachian State 9-2 on Tuesday.
The No. 25 Tar Heels took down Appalachian State 9-2 on Tuesday.
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Tar Heels Rout Appalachian State, 9-2
Release: 04/02/2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - No. 25 North Carolina routed Appalachian State 9-2 on Tuesday in the first of three midweek games this week. Led by Constance Orr's two RBIs on two hits, the Tar Heels improved to 26-13 (6-3) on the season.

Elisha Elliott led off the first inning with a single to shortstop and then stole second before advancing to third on a ground out. Amber Parrish drew a walk, and a double by Constance Orr advanced her to third and brought Elliott home to put the Tar Heels on the board. Kristen Brown drew a walk to load the bases, and then Kati Causey also drew a walk to advance the runners and force Parrish home. Jenna Kelly reached first on an error to drive in Orr and advance both Nece and Brown, and a third walk to Megan Morrison scored Brown to give UNC the 4-0 lead.

The second inning started off with a single up the middle by Erin Satterfield, who then advanced to third on a double to right center by Haleigh Dickey. Parrish walked, loading the bases for Orr, who also drew a walk to score Satterfield. Amy Nece was hit by a pitch, scoring Dickey, and a single by Kelly to left field brought in Parrish for a third run. Orr came home on a wild pitch that also advanced Kelly and Nece, and a single to short by Elliott drove in Nece to increase the Tar Heels' lead by five.

Appalachian State prevented a run-ruled game, scoring two runs in the fifth to also breakup the shutout. Caroline Rogers drew a walk before Pepper Butler singled to left field. Sarah Warnock's double to right center drove in both ASU runners to put the Mountaineers on the board with two runs.

Lori Spingola pitched five innings with no runs for the win, giving up just one hit and one walk while fanning five. Sara Buchholz recorded two strikeouts in one inning of work, giving up two hits, two runs and one walk, and Ashley Bone came in for the final inning, giving up two hits.

Carolina hosts James Madison on Wednesday for another pair of midweek games, playing a doubleheader at 4 and 6 p.m. UNC continues home ACC play this weekend at Anderson, facing Virginia for two games on Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 p.m.

The full Virginia series will be shown live on ESPN3, and Sunday will be UNC Softball Camper Day at Anderson Stadium.

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