The No. 12 North Carolina baseball team defeated Kentucky, 5-4, Sunday at Boshamer Stadium to complete the opening-series sweep.
The Tar Heels didn't hit for power much over the first two days — UNC combined for just two extra-base hits in Games 1 and 2 — but they were swinging for the fences early Sunday.
In the bottom of the first, junior shortstop Logan Warmoth hit a solo home run over the wall in left-center. In the next inning, senior outfielder Tyler Lynn knocked an 0-1 slider onto the trees behind the right-field fence for a two-run home run, extending the UNC lead to 3-0.
The Wildcats answered back in the top of the third, as an RBI double by Connor Heady and a two-run home run by Riley Mahan tied the game at 3-3.
It didn't take long for the Tar Heels to take back the lead, as a balk by Kentucky pitcher Justin Lewis scored Warmoth from third in the bottom of the frame. Later in the inning, sophomore third baseman Kyle Datres doubled to left-center, scoring Zack Gahagan from second and pushing the lead to 5-3.