The North Carolina baseball team (41-17, 17-13 ACC) cruised past Boston College (31-27, 12-18 ACC) in the ACC semifinals, 13-5, on Saturday, advancing to Sunday's ACC Championship Game.
The Tar Heels scored the game's first runs in the bottom of the first inning, with first-year Danny Serretti's RBI groundout and junior Ike Freeman's RBI single giving UNC an early 2-0 lead.
The Eagles answered with an RBI single of their own in the next frame to halve the lead, but North Carolina scored two more runs in the third inning to keep Boston College at bay. Junior Michael Busch scored on a wild pitch, then Ashton McGee's sacrifice fly sent first-year Aaron Sabato home.
In the fifth inning, the Tar Heels stretched the lead to six when a single and subsequent error by Boston College sent three runs home. Trailing 7-1, the Eagles responded with a four-run sixth inning, kicked off by a solo home run by BC's Jack Cunningham. Then, a groundout and a pair of singles scored a run apiece.