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No. 1 UNC Improves To 3-0 With 7-1 Win

Posted February 18, 2013

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No. 1 North Carolina scored in each of the first three innings en route to a 7-1 win over Coastal Carolina Monday at Boshamer Stadium.

Carolina jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three frames with single runs in the first and third innings. Colin Moranplated Chaz Frank with a sacrifice fly in the first before Cody Stubbs added a sacrifice fly of his own in the third.

The Tar Heels broke the game open in the second when Stubbs opened with a line-drive double over the right fielder's head and Landon Lassiter walked. The pair moved into scoring position when Parks Jordandropped down a sacrifice bunt.

Following a Brian Holberton walk that loaded the bases, Matt Roberts hit a shallow fly to left field but not deep enough to score Stubbs from third.

Chaz Frank delivered the big hit of the inning when he turned on a Tyler Poole offering and sent a ball down the right field line and into the corner. Frank raced around the bases for a three-run stand up triple.
Starter Hobbs Johnson surrendered two hits through the first three frames before the Chanticleers were able to scratch out a run in the fourth. A pair of infield singles and a fielding error allowed Coastal Carolina to pull a run back and make it 5-1.

Johnson would be come out of the ball game with one out in the fifth for precautionary reasons due to forearm tightness. Johnson is probable to make his next scheduled start.

Sophomore right-hander Chris McCue came out of the bullpen cold but settled in right away as he forced a fly out and struck out CCU's number three hitter Alex Buccilli to end the inning.

McCue worked around an error to open the sixth and picked up a pair of strikeouts before another scoreless frame in the seventh to keep the Tar Heels in front, 5-1.

Carolina tacked on another run in the seventh thanks to a Skye Bolt RBI single to extend the margin to five, 6-1.

Senior Chris Munnelly came on and delivered a 1-2-3 eighth inning allowing the Tar Heel offense to plate another run in the eighth on a bases loaded walk drawn by Colin Moran.

Sophomore Luis Paula produced a spotless ninth as the combination of McCue, Munnelly and Paula retired 12 of the last 14 batters, including the final seven.

McCue earned the win out of the bullpen as he went two and two thirds and struck out five.
Chaz Frank paced the offense with a 2-for-4 performance with a run and three RBIs. Colin Moran

chipped in a pair of RBIs and scored twice as well.

Skye Bolt and Cody Stubbs each tallied two hits on the afternoon.

Up next for the Tar Heels is a visit from 2012 College World Series participant Stony Brook for a three-game series starting Friday at 3 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium.

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  • 75Tarheel Feb 19, 11:51 a.m.

    Going to be a great year for UNC. And, the future is really bright as well. Truly a rich tradition in baseball at Carolina.

    GO HEELS!!

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Local
Final
UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14
 
3rd
SFG 1
KAN 0
 
Final
WISC 52
MD 7
Final
SMU 10
MEM 48
Final
ILL 28
MINN 24
Final
RICE 41
UNT 21
Final
NEB 42
RUTG 24
Final
KST 23
TEX 0
Final
ARK 45
UAB 17
Final
UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
EMICH 17
NILL 28
Final
NAVY 41
SJST 31
Final
BST 35
AKR 21
Final
GASTATE 31
GASO 69
Final
TOL 42
UMASS 35
Final
WMICH 42
OHIO 21
Final
COL 37
UCLA 40
Final
UMO 10
KSU 3
Final
WAKE 17
BC 23
Final
BUF 14
CMICH 20
Final
MARS 35
FATL 16
Final
PITT 28
GT 56
Final
SMISS 20
LATU 31
Final
MSU 35
MICH 11
Final
KENT 31
MSST 45
Final
STAN 38
ORST 14
Final
TCU 82
TTU 27
Final
OKST 10
WVU 34
Final
WKENT 66
ODU 51
 
Final
UTST 34
UNLV 20
 
Final
MIZZ 24
VANDY 14
Final
UCF 34
TEMPL 14
 
4th
WASU 23
ARZ 52
 
3rd
CLEM 3
SYR 6
 
3rd
LAMON 15
TXST 0
 
3rd
TXSANANTO 0
UTEP 17
 
3rd
COLST 24
WYO 3
 
Half
LSU 3
MISS 7
 
2nd
TENN 7
ALA 27
 
Half
AUB 21
SCAR 21
 
2nd
PSU 0
OSU 7
 
10:00pm Tonight
UTAH
USC
10:45pm Tonight
WASH
ARST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
NEV
Final
SJS 1
BUF 2
2nd Intermission
TOR 0
BOS 2
 
3rd
NYI 4
DAL 4
 
3rd
PHI 1
DET 1
 
2nd Intermission
OTT 1
NJD 2
 
2nd Intermission
MON 2
NYR 1
 
1st Intermission
STL 1
CHI 1
 
2nd
NAS 0
PIT 1
 
2nd
MIN 4
TAM 1
 
9:00pm Tonight
ARI
FLA
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
WAS
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14