No. 24 North Carolina sweeps UNCG 04-10-2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. – No. 24 North Carolina swept a doubleheader from UNCG on Wednesday, taking wins of 11-0 and 10-0 at the UNCG Softball Stadium.

The Tar Heels (29-10) scored twice in the first inning of game one on Haleigh Dickey's two-run double. UNCG right fielder kept the damage from being worse by throwing out a runner at the plate to end the inning.

UNCG (16-27) hung with North Carolina for the first few innings, stranding three runners in the first two frames. Alex Emeterio's two-out single went for naught in the first inning, and the Spartans left runners at second and third in the second after Heather Robb walked and Toni MacReynolds singled.

North Carolina blew the game open in the fourth inning, batting around to score six runs. Dickey led off with a solo homer, and Ally Blake had a two-run shot later in the frame. Lauren Walker and Kelli Wheeler had RBI singles as the Tar Heels rapped out four hits and took advantage of two UNCG errors.

UNC added three runs in the top of the fifth when Kelsey Green hit a two-run double and Amber Parrish followed with another double to knock in Green.

The Spartans were unable to score in the bottom of the inning, ending the game via the mercy rule after five.

Katelyn Bedwell had UNCG's only other hit of the game, a one-out double in the fourth inning.

Lori Spangola improved to 21-8 on the year, allowing just three hits and a walk in five innings. She struck out 10.

Erica Navarette (5-10) took the loss, allowing eight runs on nine hits and four walks in four innings, striking out two. Josie Felix allowed three runs on three hits and a walk in one inning of work.

Dickey and Logan Foulks had two hits each for the Tar Heels.

UNCG threatened to score first in game two but stranded a pair of runners in the first inning. Emeterio got things going with a two-out single, and Eileen Horsmon followed with a single through the left side. North Carolina starter Ashley Bone induced a fielder's choice to end the inning with no damage.

Robb got to third in the second inning on a walk, a groundout and a passed ball, but she was stranded there.

The Tar Heels broke through in the top of the third inning on Parrish's RBI single and Foulks' bases-loaded walk, but starter Cory Mattson got a bases-loaded strikeout to end the inning and limit the damage.

North Carolina scored two more the following inning on an RBI single and a fielder's choice, then made it a 6-0 game on a UNCG error and Dickey's RBI single in the sixth.

The Tar Heels added four more runs in the top of the seventh Elisha Elliot's two-run double and Wheeler's two-run homer.

UNCG had one last chance to score in the bottom half. Bedwell reached on a two-base error to lead off the inning, and Robb singled to right center to put runners on the corners. Bone recovered to keep the Spartans off the board, getting a lineout and a pair of groundouts to end the game.

Bone (4-1) allowed just four hits and two walks in seven innings of work. Emeterio, Horsmon, Robb and Aisha Figueroa had singles for the Spartans.

Mattson (10-14) allowed 10 runs (eight earned) on 15 hits and four walks in 6 1/3 innings of work. Felix got the final two outs.

Wheeler and Elliot had three hits each to pace North Carolina.

UNCG returns to action next Tuesday for a doubleheader at Radford at 4 p.m.

North Carolina 11, UNCG 0 (Apr 11, 2012 at Greensboro, N.C.) (Game 1)
North Carolina...... 200 63 - 11 12  0      (28-10)
UNCG................ 000 00 -  0  3  2      (16-26)
Pitchers: North Carolina - Lori Spingola and Logan Foulks. UNCG - Erica Navarette;
Josie Felix(5) and Toni MacReynolds.
Win-Lori Spingola(21-8)  Loss-Erica Navarette(5-10)  T-1:28  A-0
HR NC - Ally Blake (5); Haleigh Dickey (6).
Weather: 52 degrees, sunny

North Carolina 10, UNCG 0 (Apr 11, 2012 at Greensboro, N.C.) (Game 2)
North Carolina...... 002 202 4 - 10 15  1      (29-10)
UNCG................ 000 000 0 -  0  4  3      (16-27)
Pitchers: North Carolina - Ashley Bone and Logan Foulks. UNCG - Cory Mattson; Josie Felix(7)
and Toni MacReynolds.
Win-Ashley Bone(4-1)  Loss-Cory Mattson(10-14)  T-1:54  A-417
HR NC - Kelli Wheeler (7).

- UNCG -



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