North Carolina fell behind by four runs early Friday, but a four-run fifth inning tied the score and Kristen Brown crushed a two-run home run in the seventh to propel the Tar Heels to a 6-4 victory over Longwood in the opening game of the NCAA softball regional.
Brown’s winning blast was the 66th homer of her career, breaking the ACC record.
Brown went 2-for-3, tying UNC’s season walk record in the first, and then tallying an RBI single in the fifth.
Kendra Lynch, did not allow an earned run, and she went 2-for-3 at the plate with the tying RBI. Taylor Wike paced UNC at the plate, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, including the game-winner. Pinch-hitter Leah Murray contributed an RBI single and a run scored in the fifth.
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Duke: Kelsey Duryea named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse College Association’s (IWLCA) All-America first team. The Blue Devils also had Maddie Crutchfield for the second-team honors and Kyra Harney on third team.
UNC: Molly Hendrick and Marie McCool were selected to the IWLCA All-America first team. Second-team honors include went to Mallory Frysinger, Aly Messinger and Sammy Jo Tracy.
Wake Forest: Junior Will Craig was named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced his nomination.
Duke: Signee Brooke Heinsohn will head west to Carson, Calif., for another training Saturday for eight days at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center. Heinsohn, a 6-foot-1 goalkeeper led The Rivers School to a 16-0-3 record and the New England Prep School Athletic Council Class B tournament championship as a senior. She allowed only two goals in 10 matches and recorded shutouts in all three NEPSAC tournament games. She also has trained with both the U-20 and U-18 national teams over the past year.
Campbell: Mogga Lado, a 6-7 forward from Nampa, Idaho, signed an athletics grant-in-aid with the Camels. Lado spent two years at Big Bend Community College.
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