The Tar Heels grabbed an early four-run lead with some aggressive base running and staved off a late Spartan rally en route to a 10-3 win at Boshamer Stadium.
UNC put pressure on the Spartan defense all night long.
Third baseman Chris Maples set the tone in the second inning by challenging the throwing arm of Spartan first baseman Chris Mittendorf.
Running on the pitch, Maples scored from second on catcher Ron Braun's ground out to shortstop to give North Carolina (26-21) a 2-0 advantage.
Earlier in the inning, Jason Howell scored North Carolina's first run on a balk.
UNC coach Mike Fox put the hit-and-run on again in the third to ignite the offense.
Left fielder Sean Farrell drove an RBI double into the right field corner, scoring Russ Adams from first and pushing the lead to 3-0.
North Carolina also swiped four bases on the evening, which set up other scoring chances.
"We needed to play a little bit more no-holds-barred and just see what happens," Fox said.