Softball: Wisconsin 6, North Carolina 2

Wisconsin ousts Tar Heels from softball regional

News ReleaseMay 17, 2013 

— No. 25 Wisconsin ousted North Carolina from NCAA Regional play with a 6-2 win Friday night at Oregon’s Howe Field.

Mary Massei led off the first inning with a single to right-center, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Maria Van Abel and moved to third on a wild pitch. Stephanie Peace drew a walk and stole second before Michelle Mueller reached on a fielder’s choice and advanced to second on the throw. Peace was tagged out at home and Massei scored on the play to put the Badgers up 1-0.

Constance Orr led off the bottom of the second with a solid single to right-center, advancing to second on a groundout by Jenna Kelly. Orr moved to third on an Elisha Elliott single to left-center and then plated a run for the Tar Heels on a wild pitch, tying the game at 1-all.

The Badgers took advantage of a Tar Heels error in the third, adding a pair of runs to take the lead in the third.

Amber Parrish hit a solo shot to right field in the sixth for her seventh homer of the season, but the Tar Heels weren’t able to put together enough of a rally.

No. 3 Oregon shut out North Carolina 3-0 earlier Friday.

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