North Carolina

BSB: No. 3 Tar Heels Fall To Liberty, 5-2

Posted April 18

North Carolina Logo

— Trey McDyre's three-run double in the eighth proved to be the game winner as Liberty knocked off No. 3 North Carolina 5-2 Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Carolina led 2-1 after seven thanks to solo home runs from Tyler Lynn and Ashton McGee, but the Flames scored four times in the decisive inning to grab just their second win in the series in 19 tries.

The win marked a memorable homecoming for Liberty head coach Scott Jackson, who is in his first season leading the Flames after eight seasons as an assistant at UNC, as well as former pitcher and Carolina assistant Bryant Gaines.

Both teams squandered run-scoring chances early before Lynn's fifth homer of the year gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Liberty (21-14) responded immediately with D.J. Artis' solo blast in the fifth, but Carolina (29-8) edged back in front on McGee's laser in the bottom half.

Rodney Hutchison Jr. (4-2) entered the game for the Tar Heels in the fifth and kept the Flames at bay until the eighth, when they loaded the bases with two outs on a pair of singles and a walk. McDyre then drove a 1-0 pitch off the wall in left to clear the bases and put Liberty in front for the first time. Jake Barbee's RBI triple made it 5-2.

Carolina left the bases loaded in the eighth, and Jack DeGroat worked around a walk in the ninth for his third save of the year.

Cody Gamble (1-1) worked two scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win. Artis, Barbee and Andrew Kowalo each had three hits for Liberty, which out-hit the Tar Heels 14-4.

Tyler Baum started for UNC and allowed no runs on six hits in four innings.

Carolina returns to conference action Friday with the first of three at Pittsburgh.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • FIFA Confederations Cup: Mexico v. Russia

    Today at 11:00 am on FOX50

  • Yachting: America’s Cup

    Today at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLS: New York FC v. New York Red Bulls

    Today at 1:30 pm on FOX50

  • US Track & Field Championships

    Today at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: Anaheim at Boston

    Tonight at 7:00 on FOX50

  • NASL: RailHawks v. Indy Eleven

    Tonight at 7:30 on WRAL-2

  • Yachting: America’s Cup

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • US Track & Field Championships

    Tomorrow at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: Pittsburgh at St. Louis

    Tonight at 6:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Pittsburgh at St. Louis

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • College World Series: Teams TBD

    Monday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • College World Series: Teams TBD

    Tuesday at 7:45 pm on 99.9 The Fan

ATP Scoreboard
Friday, Jun. 23
AEGON Championships (ATP)
Quarterfinals
S. Querrey4 65    
G. Muller6 77    
(4) M. Cilic6 7    
D. Young4 5    
(6) G. Dimitrov6 3 6   
D. Medvedev3 6 3   
(7) T. Berdych65 77 5   
F. Lopez77 61 7   
 
Gerry Weber Open (ATP)
Quarterfinals
K. Khachanov710 4 6   
A. Rublev68 6 3   
R. Gasquet6 3 6   
R. Haase1 6 1   
(1) R. Federer6 6    
F. Mayer3 4    
(4) A. Zverev66 77 6   
(7) R. Bautista A78 61 1   
 
WTA Scoreboard
Friday, Jun. 23
AEGON Classic Birmingham (WTA)
Quarterfinals
(9) D. Gavrilova77 3 65   
L. Safarova64 6 77   
(5) K. Mladenovic4 65    
(7) P. Kvitova6 77    
(6) G. Muguruza4 6    
C. Vandeweghe6 4    
A. Barty5     
C. Giorgi2     
 
Mallorca Open (WTA)
Quarterfinals
C. Bellis6 6    
K. Pliskova3 2    
(2) A. Sevastova7 1 77   
(7) A. Konjuh5 6 65   
J. Goerges6 6    
S. Lisicki2 4    
(3) C. Garcia6 710    
(6) R. Vinci2 68