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UNC doubles up on Elon, 12-6

Posted May 8, 2014

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— Parks Jordan had three hits and drove in three runs as North Carolina defeated Elon 12-6 Wednesday night at Latham Park. Joe Dudek belted his fourth home run of the year in a five-run first inning, and Taylore Cherry picked up his first win of the season with 5.2 solid innings of work as the Tar Heels improved to 29-19 on the year.

With three regulars out of the lineup, Carolina jumped out in front quickly in support of Cherry. Tyler Ramirez, who also had three hits and scored twice, led off the game with a single and moved to second on Adam Pate's sacrifice. Jordan then doubled home Ramirez and scored on a Korey Dunbar single. Two batters later, Dudek scorched a three-run homer off John Antonelli (0-1) to make it 5-0.

The Tar Heels added single runs in the second and third before Elon's Casey Jones homered off Cherry (1-2) in the fourth for the first hit of the night for the Phoenix. Cherry pitched into the sixth to pick up his first win of 2014, allowing four runs on just four hits.

Elon (26-22) made a game of it with three runs in the sixth, but Carolina added two key insurance runs in the seventh on a Tom Zengel two-run double. The Phoenix rallied again in the bottom of the seventh against Trevor Kelley and Zach Rice, but Spencer Trayner entered the game and retired all six batters he faced, striking out five.

Ramirez generated the final two runs of the night, doubling in Alex Raburn for the 11th run and scoring from second on a Skye Bolt grounder for the 12th.

Colby Barnette, who started at third, had two hits and an RBI double, while Zach Daly, who started in center, had two hits of his own.

Bolt and Landon Lassiter did not start and Michael Russell did not travel due to violations of team rules.

Reilly Hovis got the final out of the game for the Tar Heels, who will now set their sights on Florida State. The No. 4 Seminoles visit Boshamer Stadium starting Friday night at 7 in Carolina's final home series of 2014.

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