Colleges

BSB: No. 1 UNC completes sweep of Duke

Posted April 21, 2013

Duke at UNC

— Left-hander Hobbs Johnson tossed 7.1 scoreless innings and right fielder Brian Holberton belted a three-run homer in the first to lead No. 1 North Carolina to a 10-1 victory over the Duke baseball team in Sunday’s series finale at Boshamer Stadium.

Johnson (2-0) scattered six hits, walked three and struck out four to pick up his second victory of the season. Holberton also contributed a double and four RBI as the Tar Heels totaled 16 hits compared to seven for the Blue Devils. All nine in UNC’s starting lineup had at least one hit, led by Cody Stubbs and Parks Jordan with three each.

Junior Robert Huber (4-4) took the loss, allowing seven runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings of work. The Duke right-hander struck out three and walked a pair. At the plate, junior Mark Lumpa and redshirt sophomore Chris Marconcini both had two hits while senior Al Morris knocked in Duke’s lone run of the game with an RBI single in the ninth.

“They jumped on us with the three runs in the first,” said head coach Chris Pollard. “Both in the Florida State series and this series, we found ourselves playing out of a hole a lot. When you spot a good team like that three runs in the first, you’re playing catch-up the whole ballgame. They’re the No. 1 team in the country and they played like it today. You tip your hat to Carolina; they really swung the bat well.”

For the third time in as many games, North Carolina scored multiple runs in the bottom of the first to take an early lead. Center fielder Chaz Frank began the frame with a single and designated hitter Landon Lassiter was hit by a pitch to put the first two batters aboard. Left fielder Lumpa threw out Frank trying to score on a Colin Moran base hit for the first out of the inning, but Holberton sent Huber’s 2-0 offering over the wall in right to give UNC the 3-0 advantage. The home run was Holberton’s eighth of the season.

The Tar Heels added a fourth run in the third on Stubbs two-out RBI double and staked a 5-0 advantage by the bottom of the fourth. Jordan and catcher Matt Roberts notched back-to-back bases hit with one out in the fourth and Frank drove in Jordan with a hard hit ground ball to first.

North Carolina added two runs in both the fifth and the seventh innings before scoring a final tally in the eighth on a Holberton double to right.

In the top of the ninth, freshman Jalen Phillips drew a one-out walk and scored on a Morris base hit to center field.

Freshman Michael Matuella and sophomore Sarkis Ohanian combined to throw 2.2 innings of scoreless relief as the duo allowed just one hit and combined for three strikeouts.

The Blue Devils have a home-and-home series with High Point lined up for this week. Duke will play host to the Panthers Tuesday at Jack Coombs Field before traveling to High Point Wednesday.

7 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • wjuliang Apr 22, 2013

    View quoted thread



    Yes, and they have the offense this year to go with the pitching from last year. Although, I can see losing 1 or 2 in Raleigh next week. Due for a loss and the schedule hasn't been too tough yet.

    Getting Bolt back would be great too.

  • 75Tarheel Apr 22, 2013

    This could be the best all round baseball team UNC has ever had and there have been some really, really good ones. Here's hoping that Skyy Bolt recovers quickly.

  • BeastOfTheHill Apr 22, 2013

    View quoted thread

    only when dook is at their best and UNC is rebuilding. LOL!

    UNC sweeps dook baseball almost every year. 3 years in a row at this point.

    football, 22-2 got ya down?

    #1trickdook

  • fbguru Apr 22, 2013

    Only in Baseball! Other way around in basketball! LOL!

  • StunGunn Apr 22, 2013

    Best season I can remember! Next week's series with the Pack should be interesting as the Pack have a long win streak going for them.

  • mxteam44 Apr 21, 2013

    Diamond Heels are having an awesome season so far! Keep it going boys!!!! All the way to the CWS!!!!

  • Constitutional-Defender Apr 21, 2013

    GO HEELS!

  • PGA: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASL: RailHawks at Ft. Lauderdale

    Tonight at 7:30 on WRAL-2

  • PGA: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600

    Tomorrow at 6:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Durham Bulls at Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders

    Tonight at 6:50 on Buzz Sports Radio

  • ACC: NC State vs. Virginia

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC Baseball Tournament Championship

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 4
SWB 1
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
SWB
 
Final
NYM 1
PIT 4
Final
PHI 1
WAS 2
Final
TEX 10
NYY 9
Final
SEA 4
TOR 3
Final
HOU 2
DET 6
Final
BAL 8
MIA 5
Final
CIN 3
CLE 7
Final
ANA 12
BOS 5
Final
OAK 2
TAM 5
Final
MIL 11
ATL 0
Final
MIN 2
CWS 3
Final
SFG 11
COL 8
Final
STL 0
KAN 5
Final
CHC 4
ARI 5
Final
SDP 1
LOS 2
1:05pm Today
TEX
NYY
1:07pm Today
SEA
TOR
4:05pm Today
NYM
PIT
4:05pm Today
PHI
WAS
4:08pm Today
HOU
DET
4:10pm Today
CIN
CLE
4:10pm Today
MIL
ATL
4:10pm Today
MIN
CWS
4:10pm Today
OAK
TAM
4:10pm Today
SFG
COL
7:15pm Tonight
BAL
MIA
7:15pm Tonight
ANA
BOS
7:15pm Tonight
STL
KAN
9:10pm Tonight
SFG
COL
10:10pm Tonight
CHC
ARI
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
LOS
Final
CLE 94
ATL 82
9:00pm Tonight
GSW
HOU
Final
NYR 5
TAM 1
8:00pm Tonight
ANA
CHI
Final
DUR 4
SWB 1
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
SWB