CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Kim Reeder pitched six innings of three-hit softball, but No. 15 Ohio State dropped a 1-0 decision to No. 18 North Carolina Tuesday evening at Williams Field. The loss snaps an 11-game winning streak for the Buckeyes and moves their record to 22-4 on the season and 6-2 against ranked teams, while the Tar Heels improve to 27-7 overall.
The Tar Heels loaded the bases in the bottom of the third off a Christine Knauer single that led to the scoring of Constance Orr on a Buckeye error. The run stood as the only scoring for both teams, as Ohio State was shutout for just the second time this season.
Dee Dee Hillman tallied the only hit of the day for Ohio State, putting up a single back to the pitcher in the top of the third.
Reeder (11-3) struck out three and walked three in her eighth complete game of the year.
The Buckeyes are scheduled to wrap their North Carolina swing with a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Wednesday against N.C. State in Raleigh.