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Bolt gives UNC 8-5 lead in ninth

Posted June 1, 2013

Top 9th, UNC 8 Towson 5:

An RBI sac fly by Skye Bolt gives UNC a little extra cushion heading into the bottom of the ninth.

Bottom 8th, UNC 7 Towson 5: 

Trouble for North Carolina starter followed as Emanuel allowed a double, a walk and then hit Fitzgerald with a pitch to load the bases. Designated hitter Kurt Wertz singled to right, scoring two runs. An RBI sac fly added another as Towson closed the gap to 7-5.

Top 8th, UNC 6 Towson 2:

A double by Cody Stubbs, followed by a Michael Russell double down the third base line gives the Heels a 6-2 lead in the top of the eighth. Zolk followed with an RBI out at shortstop forcing Towson to pull starter Brandon Gonnella for Nick Cioffi.

Bottom 7th, UNC 5 Towson 2: 

The Tigers pounced again in the seventh on an RBI single by Brendan Butler.

Bottom 6th, UNC 5 Towson 1: 

Kent Emanuel allowed a double and a walk in the bottom of the sixth to set up an RBI single by Towson’s Pat Fitzgerald to get the Tigers on the board.

Top 6th, UNC 5 Towson 0:

Brian Holberton hits a double off the wall in right field to send Michael Russell around to home. 

Top 5th, UNC 4 Towson 0:

Mike Zolk doubles to right, Parks Jordan reaches on a bunt single to 3rd, Zolk advances. Chaz Frank fouls out off left field allowing Zolk to steal home. North Carolina leads 4-0 in the top of the fifth.

Top 4th, UNC 3 Towson 0: 

Michael Russell singles in a pair with a two-out base hit to left to score Lassiter and Bolt and extend the Heels lead to 3-0.

Top 2nd, UNC 1 Towson 0:

Cody Stubbs hit a solo home run to give the Heels the first run of the game. Carolina leads Towson 1-0.


The Tar Heels advanced to face No. 3 Towson Saturday at 6 p.m. in Boshamer Stadium in the winner's bracket of the the double-elimination regional.

North Carolina defeated Canisius 6-3 Friday night after Towson took a 7-2 win over No. 2 Florida Atlantic in the Chapel Hill regional opener.

The Heels will start ACC pitcher of the year Kent Emanuel (10-3, 2.11) against Towson righthander Brandon Gonnella (4-4, 5.22).

Towson upset Florida Atlantic thanks to a stellar pitching performance by starter Mike Volpe who only allowed one unearned run in seven inning pitched. A three-run homer by Andrew Parker in the sixth highlighted the Tigers offense. 

Carolina grinded out their win over the Golden Griffins. After going ahead 3-0 in the first inning, Canisius held within one run of the Heels until the eighth inning when North Carolina pulled away for the win.

The winner of Saturday's late game will advance to face the winner of Florida Atlantic, Canisius Sunday at 6 p.m. The losers will pair up Sunday at 1 p.m.

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  • kornfan2448 Jun 1, 9:07 p.m.

    Baseball, beach....baseball, beach...tough decisions. Beach won this weekend and just checked in for a score. So far, it seems that Carolina is doing just what it needs to do to win. When one aspect of their game is not up to par, another picks up for it. These teams are in it for a reason and you should expect a challenge every game. I am beyond confident that Foxy will have them prepared and that the guys that have been there before will help lead the young guys. Yeah, I'm a Heels fan, but I truly feel this team has the perfect mix of talent, experience and youth to get it done. Now, I gotta go break me off some crab legs.

    GO HEELS!!

  • Sports Talk Only Jun 1, 8:23 p.m.

    Looks like the Heels woke up. Nice buffer with a 5 run lead. Their bullpen should close this one out easily.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Jun 1, 7:55 p.m.

    Heels are off to a great start!

    — Posted by GunnyGoesArrrgh

    Watching it on ESPN Go. Can't no broadcast except on ESPN 3 and I can't get that. I would have... View More

    — Posted by ncstateforever

    Wish it was on TV, but the Super Regionals should be. ESPN had softball on earlier. Nothing against that, but would have liked to have the regionals on one of the channels. Oh well. At least we can keep up here. Smitty was going to hook it up to his TV somehow.

  • ncstateforever Jun 1, 7:52 p.m.

    Heels are off to a great start!

    — Posted by GunnyGoesArrrgh

    Watching it on ESPN Go. Can't no broadcast except on ESPN 3 and I can't get that. I would have like to have gone, but it nice to see ACC baseball doing so well.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Jun 1, 7:02 p.m.

    Heels are off to a great start!

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Jun 1, 5:36 p.m.

    Game is sold out. Baseball in the triangle improving. I would have like to have gone. Maybe... View More

    — Posted by ncstateforever

    So glad to hear it's sold out, cuss! Carolina is a basketball school first and foremost, football second, and baseball is third best at most, and the CWS is played when school is out, so to see the guys get that kind of support is terrific. I don't remember a year when the ACC has been this good in baseball.

    Sure hope the guys bring their A game tonight. The game against Canisius should have been a wake-up call that no team can be taken lightly.

  • ncstateforever Jun 1, 4:37 p.m.

    Game is sold out. Baseball in the triangle improving. I would have like to have gone. Maybe tomorrow some tickets will become available. I'm hoping the heels can pull out another. Go Heels!!

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Jun 1, 3:09 p.m.

    The competition will be getting tougher and tougher, but the Heels are up to the task. Think they got a bit of a wake-up call in the Canisius game.

  • Hokies94 Jun 1, 3:00 p.m.

    Go Carolina!

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