BASEBALL


2/17/2019 4:07pm

Hansen Butler (24) pitches during the game against Xavier in Boshamer Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. UNC won 14-3.

Bizarre sixth inning gives Tar Heels series sweep against Xavier

The No. 7 North Carolina baseball team loudly swept the opening series of the season against Xavier. The Tar Heels poured in 34 runs over the three games, the most that they have scored in an opening series since 2006.  Sunday’s game was decided in a unique sixth inning, when the Tar Heels scored five runs and “batted around” without a single hit en route to their 14-3 victory to close out the weekend.