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April 3, 1999

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina improved to 28-15 on the softballfield Saturday with a 4-2 win over visiting Virginia. UNC has won 18 ofits last 21 games and seven straight at home.

The Tar Heels scored three runs in the top of the first inning.Junior Crystal Henderson led off the game with a triple and stole home.Senior Colleen Lefferts and sophomore Michelle Semmes, both of whomreached on singles, scored on a two-RBI single by freshman catcherNatalie Anter. Anter earned her third RBI of the game with a solo homerun over the centerfield fence in the sixth. Anter’s homer was her sixthof the season and the team’s 18th, one more than the Tar Heels hit allof last season.

Virginia scored both of its runs in the top of the second. JuniorJen Krill reached first on a walk, then was replaced by pinch runnerClaudia Hickey. The next batter, junior Amy Peay, reached on a single toleft. After senior Julie Amaon struck out, senior catcher MariruthGraham doubled to score Hickey and Peay.

Sophomore pitcher Radara McHugh (19-10) earned the win for UNC,giving up eight hits and striking out four. Junior Stacey Zagol, whoyielded seven hits and struck out two, took the loss for Virginia.

UNC (28-15, 1-0 ACC) and Virginia (17-20, 0-3 ACC) will face off inanother single game on Sunday. Game time is at 2 p.m. at Finley Field.

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2B-Dennis, Graham (UVa); 3B-Henderson (UNC); HR-Anter (UNC)

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