UNCW pitcher Rylee Pate threw a complete-game shutout as the Seahawks softball team beat North Carolina, 3-0, at Boseman Field on Tuesday.
Lacey Fox gave UNCW a 2-0 lead with a two-run home run in the fifth inning to help the Seahawks snap a 17-game losing streak against the Tar Heels.
Pate (4-6) earned the first shutout of her college career after giving up seven hits with a strikeout and three walks.
UNCW (11-19) ended a 17-game losing streak against the Tar Heels.
The Seahawks resume Colonial Athletic Association play this weekend when they host Elon for a three-game series. The teams will play a doubleheader starting at noon on Saturday before closing out the series with a single game Sunday at noon.
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