The No. 12 North Carolina baseball team has had a strong season, heading into the final 17 games with a record almost identical to last year’s team.
The 2018 team ended the season with UNC’s (27-11, 10-8 ACC) first College World Series appearance in five years.
Junior Michael Busch has played a key role in helping the Tar Heels retain such a high level of play on the field during this season as well. The first baseman is currently on track to set career highs for home runs and RBIs in a single season. Busch has hit three home runs in North Carolina’s last three games, however the Tar Heels have dropped their last two outings.
Despite some recent struggles, UNC is remaining optimistic about the remainder of the season, as Busch pointed out before Thursday’s practice.
“I feel like we’re in a really good situation with our overall record, ACC standings and the way we’re playing right now,” Busch said. “Baseball is a weird game. You don’t always play as well as you can every game and that’s just baseball sometimes.”