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Emanuel dazzles in 1-0 UNC win

Posted February 15, 2013
Updated February 16, 2013

— Junior left-hander Kent Emanuel opened the Diamond Heels season in impressive fashion Friday afternoon as he shut out Seton Hall in a 1-0 North Carolina win.

Emanuel surrendered just four hits on the afternoon as he became the first Tar Heel since 1967 to throw a season-opening shutout. The Woodstock, Ga., native struck out five batters and did not issue a walk in leading the top-ranked Tar Heels to the 1-0 win.

The Tar Heels were able to scratch out a run against Seton Hall right-hander Jon Prosinski in the sixth inning, the only blemish on the senior's final line.

Carolina had been held in check the first time through the lineup before freshman Skye Bolt opened the bottom of the sixth with a leadoff single through the right side.

Junior Brian Holberton battled Prosinski through a good at bat before drawing a walk and making Bolt the first player on either team to reach second base on the day. Junior catcher Matt Roberts moved the pair into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt and flipped the lineup over for Chaz Frank.

Frank fell behind 1-2 in the count before hitting a shallow fly to center field. Bolt tagged up from third and slid in just under the throw from center fielder Zack Granite.

The Pirates threatened against Emanuel in the final two frames but the southpaw was able to escape danger. Scott Kalamar opened the eighth with a single through the middle and moved into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt off the bat of Kyle Grimm.

Emanuel was able to corral a comebacker for out number two before getting Dillon Hamlin swinging to end the frame.

Another leadoff single opened the final frame, and a dropped throw on a sacrifice bunt attempt put two on with nobody out in the ninth for Seton Hall.

A sacrifice bunt moved the go-ahead run into scoring position to put the pressure on the Tar Heels. Emanuel was able to strike out Giuseppe Papaccio looking for the second out of the inning.

Sal Annunziata hit a high chopper back to the mound but Emanuel was able to make a leaping grab and a throw to first to seal the game away.

Bolt finished his collegiate debut with a pair of singles, while Parks Jordan and Michael Russell each added a single.

The Tar Heels and Pirates are set to square off again on Saturday with first pitch tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m.

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  • heelsforever Feb 16, 2:38 p.m.

    LOL at people pretending WRAL plays favorite to NC State.

    WRAL is the MOUTHPIECE of Carolina. If... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    We'll take RAL and you can keep the N&Blow. Be prepared though that your mouthpiece is going to die on the vine soon. TV on the other hand will keep on truckin'.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Feb 16, 9:53 a.m.

    LOL at people pretending WRAL plays favorite to NC State.

    WRAL is the MOUTHPIECE of Carolina. If WUNC wasn't already taken for UNC public television, that is what WRAL would be.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Feb 16, 9:01 a.m.

    This is the North Carolina section of Wral sports... If you go to the NC State section you will... View More

    — Posted by catalyst

    WRAL also had it on their TV news, and 99.9 The Fan had an interview with Avent. NC State is not being ignored.

  • catalyst Feb 16, 7:51 a.m.

    This is the North Carolina section of Wral sports... If you go to the NC State section you will see the article about the Pack losing.

  • PacknoPride Feb 16, 5:59 a.m.

    WRAL playing favortism again, and not posting when State lossses. If Carolina had loss their game it would have been posted all over the place.

  • SportznutV2.0 Feb 16, 3:00 a.m.

    Fcs school - State wins big with Rodon throwing so no story

    — Posted by SportznutV2.0

    Actually, Appalachian State best NC State 6-3.

    — Posted by unc70

    Oops

  • unc70 Feb 16, 2:59 a.m.

    Fcs school - State wins big with Rodon throwing so no story

    — Posted by SportznutV2.0

    Actually, Appalachian State best NC State 6-3.

  • SportznutV2.0 Feb 15, 9:42 p.m.

    Fcs school - State wins big with Rodon throwing so no story

  • wlcat609 Feb 15, 8:29 p.m.

    For SHAME on the WRAL web writer personnel - You can report on a baseball game in Chapel Hill featuring the Tar Heels and an out of state team and IGNORE the NC State - Appalachian State game (2 NC schools) playing a MERE four blocks from the WRAL facility?????

  • ugottabkiddinme Feb 15, 7:47 p.m.

    Go Heels!!!

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