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SB: No. 23 Notre Dame Sweeps ACC Doubleheader With UNC

Posted April 10, 2014

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— No. 23 Notre Dame swept Wednesday's ACC doubleheader with the Tar Heels, who move to 21-18 (12-7 ACC) as the Irish claimed their first two wins over UNC as members of the ACC.

Notre Dame's Laura Winter threw a one-hitter to shut out Carolina 6-0 in the first game. Kristen Brown and Amber Parrish combined for five RBIs with two home runs apiece in game two, but the Irish scored six runs in the final two innings to take the 11-6 comeback win.

"Tonight was disappointing. Notre Dame clearly beat us in the first game. They hit the ball well and scored runs, and we didn't," head coach Donna J. Papa said. "I thought the second game was really competitive, but to have the lead heading into the sixth inning, not closing it out was really disappointing. We did a lot of the things we needed to do to win the game, but we didn't finish it out. There were some fundamental things that we practice a lot, but we didn't execute, and it cost us."

"Hopefully we learn from tonight. We still have a good portion of our season left, and we have to get better at executing the fundamentals," Papa said.

Game One: Notre Dame 6, UNC 0
The Irish struck early in game one, putting two runs on the board in their first at-bat. Karley Wester led off the game with a walk, and Jenna Simon followed with a bunt single, advancing to second on the play while Wester ran home for the first run.

In the fourth, Wester hit an infield single before Emiliee Koerner hit a two-run homer out right center to put Notre Dame up 4-0.

Cassidy Whidden belted a solo home run out center in the sixth, and then the Irish tacked on one more run in the seventh as Micaela Arizmendi doubled to right and then scored a sixth run on Laura Winter's RBI single to right center.

Lori Spingola took the loss, pitching seven innings while giving up 12 hits and one walk with six strikeouts.

Game Two: Notre Dame 11, UNC 6
Kristen Brown put Carolina on the board first in game two after she sent her first homer of the game out left field. Amber Parrish followed with another solo shot out center in the second inning.

In the third, Cassidy Whidden responded for Notre Dame with a home run out right center.

After Brown drew a walk to lead off the fourth, Parrish smashed a second home run out center to add two runs for the Tar Heels.

Notre Dame did some damage in the fifth, scoring three runs to even the game at 4-4. Winter and Whidden each singled, and Chloe Saganowich followed with an RBI double to left to score the first run. Casey Africano then hit a sacrifice fly to left to bring home Whidden, and Wester then singled to left center to knock in Saganowich for the tying run.

In the bottom frame, Erin Satterfield doubled to right, advancing to third on a ground out by Mateen before scoring on Nece's ground out. Brown then launched her second home run down the left field line to put UNC back on top, 6-4.

The Irish had another three-run inning in the sixth to take back the lead for good. Katey Haus led off with a double to right, and after Carly Piccinich came in to run, she scored on an RBI single to left by Arizmendi. Whidden then hit a two-run homer to left to give Notre Dame the 7-6 lead.

In the seventh, Wester singled, and Simon drew a walk. Koerner then hit a bunt single, and a throwing error by the Tar Heels advanced her to second while Wester and Simon each scored. Koerner advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a ground out by Arizmendi, and Winter tacked on a final run for the Irish on a home run out left center.

Lauren Batten (4-4) pitched two innings in the loss, giving up six hits and six runs with one walk.Kendra Lynch pitched the first four innings, giving up four runs and five hits while striking out two, and Ashley Bone gave up one hit and one run in the final inning.

Up Next: UNC travels to Georgia Tech for a three-game ACC series this weekend. Saturday's doubleheader at 1 and 3 p.m. and Sunday's 1 p.m. game will all be streamed on ESPN3.

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