After a relatively rocky start to its season, the North Carolina baseball team locked it in this weekend, completing its second sweep on the year.
In its closest game of the series on Saturday, the Tar Heels (12-8, 4-2 ACC) defeated Pittsburgh, 4-0, thanks to an outstanding performance from sophomore pitcher Austin Bergner and timely runs in the early innings.
The Tar Heels started Saturday's contest strong with Bergner allowing just one hit in the first inning. In the bottom of the first, a hit from senior Zack Gahagan sent sophomore Michael Busch to score the first run of the day for North Carolina.
The second inning was quick as both teams went three-up, three-down. The Tar Heels, however, almost found themselves in trouble early in the third.
After striking out the first batter of the third inning, Bergner walked the second and committed an error against the third, which brought the runners to the corners. And later, a walk loaded the bases in the inning — with only one out.