Less than an hour later, the Tar Heels were probably wishing the tarp still covered the infield of Boshamer Stadium. The Seahawks won 11-5.
From the start, the Seahawks continued right-hander Dennis Robinson's starting woes -- they torched him for three runs on two hits. He didn't come back.
"We have had trouble starting games," UNC coach Mike Fox said. "When you're at home, it sometimes starts with pitching. I really thought the key to the game was the first three hitters.
"I mean, before we really even got settled in the dugout, it's walk, hit, error and they've got the bases loaded."
Robinson's last start was even more of a disaster. Friday, he lasted 2/3 of an inning and gave up six runs on five hits.
But Robinson wasn't the only Tar Heel to make a quick appearance.
Bo Dickerson started the second inning and promptly gave up a leadoff single to Russ Simmerman. Two more hits and two runs later, the Seahawks had a 5-0 lead, and Dickerson was done.
As the night wore on, things improved for the Tar Heels -- somewhat. Michael Gross hurled 4 1/3 innings in relief and gave up only one hit.
"We used a lot of guys over the weekend, so we didn't have a lot of guys available today," Fox said. "He's pitched pretty well for us. Michael loves to pitch, and he's got a little bit of that cockiness, that swagger to him, that I like."