Miami snaps UNC's win streak with 5-3 victory
Posted May 24, 2012
Updated May 25, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dale Carey hit a two-run home run and Miami snapped North Carolina's 14-game winning streak by taking a 5-3 victory at the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.
Carey's drive to left in the seventh inning on Thursday scored Stephen Perez, broke a 3-all tie and gave the sixth-seeded Hurricanes (35-20) a valuable first victory at the four-day tournament. Both Miami and second-seeded North Carolina (43-14) are 1-1 in Pool B play.
The Tar Heels loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth before closer A.J. Salcines struck out Colin Moran to end it. Following the final out, UNC head coach Mike Fox argued the third strike call with the umpire.
"Coach Fox was warned twice following the game for arguing the last pitch. He continued to engage a member of the crew, at which time he was issued a post-participation ejection," a statement issued by the ACC said.
By NCAA rule, Fox is suspended for the next scheduled contest which in this case is North Carolina's game against NC State at the ACC Championship in Greensboro, N.C., on Saturday night.
Earlier in the game, Brad Fieger had an RBI double and Chantz Mack added a run-scoring groundout for Miami.
North Carolina's Grayson Atwood had a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the seventh to tie it.
2012 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDINGS
May 23-27 at NewBridge Bank Park (Greensboro, N.C.)
POOL A - No. 1 Florida State, No. 4 Virginia, No. 5 Clemson, 8. Georgia Tech
POOL B - No. 2 North Carolina, No. 3 NC State, No. 6 Miami, No. 7 Wake Forest
2012 TOURAMENT SCHEDULE
Wednesday, May 23
Georgia Tech 5, Florida State 4
3 p.m. - NC State 3, Miami 2
7 p.m. - North Carolina 6, Wake Forest 0
Thursday, May 24
11 a.m. - Virginia 3, Clemson 2
3 p.m. - North Carolina 3, Miami 5
7 p.m. - NC State vs. Wake Forest
Friday, May 25
11 a.m. - Virginia vs. Georgia Tech
3 p.m. - Florida State vs. Clemson
7 p.m. - Miami vs. Wake Forest
Saturday, May 26
11 a.m. - Clemson vs. Georgia Tech
3 p.m. - Florida State vs. Virginia
7 p.m. - North Carolina vs. NC State
Sunday, May 27
Noon - Championship Game