Last season, the Tar Heels finished the season with a program-best 23 conference wins and 10 league series wins. They entered postseason play as a No. 2 seed likely to advance to the College World Series — but they fell apart in regionals and were swept by Davidson to end the season.
This time around, North Carolina will have another stacked schedule with series against six of the seven ranked ACC teams — No. 14 Louisville, No. 4 Florida State, No. 18 Virginia, No. 26 Miami, No. 28 N.C. State and No. 31 Duke — along with a non-conference game against No. 32 South Carolina.
A season ago, the Tar Heels finished with a 14-5 record against their ranked opponents. This season, the Seminoles are the only team on the Tar Heels' schedule currently ranked above them.
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The team plays strong opponents, with home series' against Florida State, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech. Four regular season games at Triple-A baseball parks also highlight the schedule.
North Carolina has two games scheduled at the Charlotte Knight’s BB&T Park against UNC-Charlotte and South Carolina this season. The team also has a non-conference game against N.C. State at Durham Bulls Athletic Park and another against ECU.
“Playing two games each at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte and Durham Bulls Athletic Park during the regular season is a first, but will be a lot of fun for our team,” Fox said. “We look forward to the season."
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UNC will open up its season at home against UNC-Wilmington on Feb. 20, and its first home series will be March 2 through 4 against Liberty. All 30 of its conference games and 17 other contests will be televised this season.
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