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2012 Women's College World Series: UNC Takes Down Georgia Southern In Extras

In the first 2012 Women's College World Series game in the Athens regional, North Carolina staged a late rally and defeated Georgia Southern 2-1 on a walk-off hit-by-pitch in eight innings.

The game got to extras because UNC tied the game at one on a fielder's choice in the bottom of the sixth. Lori Spingola pitched all eight innings for the Tar Heels, giving up five hits while striking out six.

Sarah Purvis pitched all 7 2/3 innings for Georgia Southern, but hit UNC's Jordan Scarboro with a pitch in the bottom of the eighth with two outs, as Georgia Southern suffered a tough loss.

UNC was led at the plate by Kelli Wheeler, who went 2-for-3 with a run scored. For Georgia Southern, Andrea Tarashuk went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

For more on North Carolina check out Carolina March.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.