Softball Knocked Out of ACC Contention by North Carolina
April 25, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-The North Carolina Tar Heels used an 11-3 hitting advantage to end Maryland's hopes of winning back-to-back ACC softball championships with a 4-0 victory in game six of the 1998 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament being held at lady Seminole field. North Carolina's season record imrpoves to 31-19 as they look toward tomorrow's 12 p.m. matchup with the University of Virginia. Maryland falls to 25-21.
After a scoreless first inning, North Carolina scored one in the second, then waited until the fifth to post the last three of its four points. Maryland committed two errors in the game. North Carolina's Lorin Slade went 3-for-4 and drove in one run; while catcher Carrie Bates also came up big for the Tar Heels hitting 3-for-4 with two RBI's.
North Carloina pitcher Radara McHugh pitched seven innings allowing only three hits and walked only three batters while striking out four. McHugh improves her record to 16-8 on the season.
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