Campbell softball falls to UNC, 3-0

by | Apr 14, 2022 | Campbell, News & Features

Samantha Fontaine connects for Campbell in the fifth inning.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

BUIES CREEK — Campbell fell to North Carolina 3-0 in front of the largest crowd ever recorded at Amanda Littlejohn Stadium on Wednesday night.

Campbell dropped to 22-14 overall while the Tar Heels improved to 21-20.

A record crowd of 634 fans were on hand, the most since the stadium was renovated and renamed after former Campbell softball standout Amanda Littlejohn before the 2013 season.

Alyssa Henault went 2-for-4 with two doubles while Noemi Cortez added a double of her own.

Campbell’s best opportunity of the night came in the fifth inning as Samantha Fontaine reached on an error, Savannah White connected on a pinch-hit single and Tyra Parker earned a walk to load the bases. The Tar Heels replaced starting pitcher Carlie Myrtle with Lilli Backes, who forced the final outs of the inning to neutralize the Camels threat.

North Carolina scored all three of its runs in the sixth inning on an RBI single and a two-run home run.

Isabella Smith (10-6) was tagged with the loss after giving up the deciding runs in the sixth inning. Smith struck out four, walked one and allowed five hits. Georgeanna Barefoot entered in relief in the seventh, striking out one.

Backes (7-13) picked up the win in the circle for the Tar Heels. The relief pitcher entered in the fourth inning, striking out three batters and allowing only one hit. Myrtle gave up four hits and walked one batter in 4.1 innings of work before being replaced.

Campbell travels to Radford for games on Friday and Saturday.

(Campbell media services provided the basis for this report)

Taylor Greene hits a 2-run homer for the visitors.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Delaney McDilda gets a hit for the Camels on Wednesday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Samantha Fontaine covers for an out at first in the seventh.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

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