It would be understandable if the No. 9 North Carolina baseball team was searching for motivation heading into Wednesday's contest against Gardner-Webb — the first midweek game of the season.
“The weekend's gone, opening day is gone, there’s no sun, there’s not anywhere near the crowd," head coach Mike Fox said. "They had class today, so it's a whole different dynamic in the middle of the week."
But UNC didn't let the midweek timing affect its performance. The Tar Heels put together their most complete performance of the season thus far, crushing the Runnin’ Bulldogs in an 11-1 win at Boshamer Stadium.
“We want to play from the first pitch to the last, no matter what,” Fox said. “That’s the sign of a good team — go pitch to pitch and keep playing.”
UNC (4-0) got the game off to a quick start, scoring five runs on Gardner-Webb (2-3) in the first inning.