The dinger — Parrish’s fifth of the week — came in the third inning of Sunday’s series finale against Georgia Tech. It helped the Tar Heels (31-10, 13-3 ACC) complete a three-game sweep of the Yellow Jackets and stay neck and neck with Florida State for first place in the ACC.
Of all the ways to score a run a home run is the quickest. It just takes one pitch, one swing regardless of the situation. The Tar Heels know that, they hit two long balls in Game 1 and three in Game 3 on their way to lopsided wins. But UNC won in other ways, too — taking Game 2’s pitcher’s duel 1-0 without recording a single hit.
“People are going to play us differently each game, and since we’re sitting at the top of the ACC, we know that every team is going to give us their best,” Parrish said. “We knew the second game was going to be harder than the first, but we also knew that we can do different things to get a win when we need to.”
In the inning before Parrish’s shot in Game 3, UNC demonstrated its ability to plate runs methodically as opposed to one foul swoop.