After their first series loss of the season last weekend, the now No. 4 North Carolina baseball team will face No. 7 Virginia Thursday — and attempt to win the Coastal Division of the ACC in the process.
Going into the series, the Tar Heels are 20-5 in conference play and sit in first place, while the Cavaliers are 20-7 and sit in second. This final regular season series for both teams will determine the winner of the division.
“Our league’s really, really good and Virginia is right up there at the top,” coach Mike Fox said. “They have had a sensational season. Certainly they are one of the better teams in our league — I think everybody knows that.
“All you have to do is look at their record and where they are … They are always good, and this year they are especially good.”
Facing a team that is in the top 10 in the nation in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, UNC will need solid work from its pitchers.