The No. 12 North Carolina baseball team (31-12, 13-9 ACC) lost the first game of a three-game series against Virginia (26-18, 10-12 ACC), 12-5, on Friday night, ending the team's four game winning streak.
With one out in the first inning, Virginia hit a single to right field and batted in a runner from second base, giving the Cavaliers the early 1-0 lead.
That score remained until the bottom of the third inning. After a pair of singles put runners on the corners, shortstop Danny Serretti hit a double past the center fielder, tying the game at one run apiece. Then, with the bases loaded, Ashton McGee was hit by a pitch, and Aaron Sabato scored from third. The Tar Heels scored two runs on three hits in the inning and earned a 2-1 lead.
A single and double from Virginia in the fifth inning batted in three runs, giving the Cavaliers a 4-2 advantage. UNC responded moments later with a single and sacrifice fly to knot the game up at four runs apiece.