That normally wouldn't mean a whole lot to Sullivan, a senior from Pittsburgh, Pa., but instead of snagging fly balls, he was being asked to confuse Tar Heel batters.
Sullivan got his first career start on the mound Sunday at Boshamer Stadium, leading Wake to a 11-3 victory to complete a weekend sweep of the Tar Heels.
The Demon Deacons won Friday and Saturday's contests 12-5 and 12-7, respectively.
Although Sullivan's experience had been limited to five innings pitched in his Wake career, WFU coach George Greer hoped he'd be able to give the Deacons at least six good innings.
He gave them seven.
"I thought it was outstanding," Greer said of Sullivan's performance. "He changed speeds after he got over the initial nervousness and a couple of tight spots."
Sullivan finished the game with seven innings pitched, three hits, one run and gave up five walks.
Sullivan flirted with disaster in the first innings of the game. He gave up a solo homer to UNC catcher Ryan Blake in the second and walked two consecutive batters in the bottom of the third.
After Sullivan threw two straight balls with Blake up again, Wake pitching coach Bobby Moranda headed to the mound to counsel the senior.