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BSB: No. 1 UNC rolls over Miami, 14-2

Posted March 17, 2013

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— No. 1 North Carolina scored 14 runs on 16 hits in a 14-2 win to even the series with No. 29 Miami (15-6, 2-3 ACC) Saturday night at Boshamer Stadium.

The Tar Heels (17-1, 4-1 ACC) used an 11-run third inning in support of sophomore right-hander Benton Moss who matched a season high with nine strikeouts over seven scoreless innings of work.

Moss carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Miami's Ricky Eusebio doubled to open the inning. Moss would retire six of the next eight to improve to 5-0 on the year and tie for the league lead in wins.

The Tar Heels struck for a pair of runs in the second inning behind a two-run home run by sophomore second baseman Mike Zolk before Carolina sent 15 batters to the plate in the third inning.

Colin Moran opned the frame with a double before coming around to score on a Cody Stubbs RBI single to make it 3-0.

A sacrifice fly by Brian Holberton would push the lead to 4-0 and Zolk added another RBI with a single later in the frame to knock out Miami starter Javi Salas.

The Hurricanes were unable to cut down Michael Russell at the plate on a squeeze bunt play with Matt Roberts at the plate pushing the score to 6-0 in favor of the Tar Heels.

A walk to Chaz Frank and a bases loaded hit by pitch against Landon Lassiter helped to force in another run. Moran helped add to the ledger with a two-run single to left field, his second hit of the third inning.

Another walk, this time to Skye Bolt would signal the end of the day for reliever Alexander Fernandez. Miami relief pitcher Vince Kossak would record the second out of the inning with a strikeout before surrendering a RBI single to Holberton and a bases-loaded three-run double by Michael Russell.

A fly out would end the damage as Carolina would finish with the most runs in an inning since the 2008 squad scored 11 against Florida State on April 25.

Carolina would tack on another run in the fifth thanks to a solo home run by Brian Holberton, his third long ball of the season, putting starter Benton Moss comfortably ahead at 14-0.

The Hurricanes would pull a pair of runs back in the eighth inning against reliever Reilly Hovis before Chris O'Brien came on to record the final out of the frame.

Sophomore Mason McCullough threw a scoreless ninth to give Carolina the 14-2 win.

Colin Moran, Brian Holberton and Michael Russell all tallied three hits in the rout. Holberton, Russell and Mike Zolk posted three RBIs apiece in the win.

The series finale is set for 1 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium with left-hander Hobbs Johnson taking the mound for UNC. Miami will counter with left-hander Andrew Suarez.

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  • Constitutional-Defender Mar 17, 10:42 a.m.

    Go Heels!!

  • StunGunn Mar 17, 10:15 a.m.

    Hope our basketball team does the same today. Go Heels!

  • Go Lee County Mar 17, 10:14 a.m.

    Go Heels !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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