GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina topped UNC-Greensboro 9-5 Wednesday in the Tar Heels' second fall game of the year.
Tonight's game had originally been scheduled for Sept. 30, in Chapel Hill, and was rained out twice before it was set for tonight at UNC-G.
"Tonight was a great opportunity for all of our pitchers to get some work in, which was great because we'll be in that situation throughout the season," head coach Donna J. Papa said. "That gave us the confidence that we can score runs when we need them and rely on different pitchers throughout the game. We really hit the ball well and played solid defense tonight, and had a lot of good performances at the plate."
Senior Haleigh Dickey had a big night at the plate and in the field, slamming a deep home run early in the game and throwing out a Spartan runner a few innings later.
With the score tied at 1-1, sophomore Lauren Walker had a big pinch hit three-run homer to go ahead 4-1. Freshman Tracy Chandless also had a strong night, hitting 4-4 in just her second game for the Tar Heels.
UNC continues fall play at the Ray Chandler Tournament next weekend, playing two games each on Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14. The tournament will be held at the Walnut Creek Softball Complex in Raleigh, and admission is free.
|Ray Chandler Fall Tournament||Sat., Oct. 13||9:30 a.m.||Raleigh, N.C.|
|Ray Chandler Fall Tournament||Sat., Oct. 13||2:30 p.m.||Raleigh, N.C.|
|Ray Chandler Fall Tournament||Sun., Oct. 14||12:30 p.m.||Raleigh, N.C.|
|Ray Chandler Fall Tournament||Sun., Oct. 14||3:00 p.m.||Raleigh, N.C.|