The North Carolina baseball team (23-17, 8-13 ACC) squared off against the Virginia Cavaliers (30-10, 12-8 ACC) for the third and final game of their weekend series. The Tar Heels fell to the Cavaliers by a final score of 10-3.
The Cavaliers struck hard and early in the first two innings, picking up a 7-0 lead. The Tar Heels were able to get on the board in the third inning, but Virginia maintained its lead with another run to make the score 8-1.
Coming off of back-to-back losses against Virginia, North Carolina needed to win Sunday’s game in order to avoid a series sweep. Unfortunately, the Tar Heel batters and pitchers could not put together a strong enough performance to come out with a win.
Who stood out?
There was not much about the Tar Heels’ performance on Sunday that they would hope to replicate in future games, but there were a couple of bright spots.
Sophomore infielder Mac Horvath picked up two runs for the Tar Heels, one of which was a home run in the third inning to get North Carolina on the board. Senior second baseman Mikey Madej helped out on the second run, batting in Horvath in the sixth inning.
Junior shortstop Danny Serretti also made his mark in history for the Tar Heels as he hit his 49th career double, which is tied for the tenth-most all-time in North Carolina’s baseball program.