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Wednesday June 29th

Baseball


Baseball: UNC facing tough condensed schedule

After a difficult series loss to Florida State in Tallahassee Fla. No. 4 North Carolina will try and rebound against High Point today at Boshamer Stadium. The series loss was the second in the ACC for the Tar Heels who also dropped two of three games to Duke in Chapel Hill. After UNC dropped two games to FSU last weekend its ACC record stands at 10-7.

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Sports briefs for April 13

The No. 2 North Carolina baseball team took one win out of a three-game series with No. 20 Florida State over the weekend. Friday FSU got a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth to earn a 3-2 win. UNC scored 12 consecutive runs en route to a 12-7 win on Saturday.

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North Carolina right-hander Patrick Johnson carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning striking out a career-high 11 and walking three.

Baseball: Johnson Tar Heel pitching holds ECU

It was a chilly night at Boshamer Stadium but Patrick Johnson had plenty of heat for No. 6 North Carolina to beat No. 16 East Carolina on Tuesday night 3-1. Johnson pitched six innings of no-hit baseball completely shutting down the Pirate offense in his third start of the season.

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Sports briefs for April 6

Baseball - Dustin Ackley hit two homers on top of four runs as No. 5 North Carolina beat No. 3 Georgia Tech 13-10 in the series finale Sunday in Atlanta. The Tar Heels (24-7 9-5 ACC) took two of three on the weekend with pitcher Alex White allowing two runs in eight innings on Friday — a 4-2 UNC victory.

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Baseball: UNC hitters struggle in loss

With just two swings of Ryan Rivers' bat No. 5 North Carolina fell to UNC-Charlotte 2-1 in a game as dreary as the Wednesday afternoon rain. The UNC-Charlotte first baseman Rivers opened things up in the second inning with a solo home run off sophomore Ryan Leach who made his first career start.

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Tar Heels control strike zone to defeat Princeton

North Carolina was reminded Wednesday that the team won't score 17 runs every game. But that didn't stop them from defeating Princeton handily 6-1. Lacking the production that was on display in the first game of the series No. 1 UNC took to chiseling one run onto the board at a time. They manufactured a win by controlling the strike zone.

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North Carolina starter Patrick Johnson pitched five innings Tuesday against the Tigers" allowing no hits while striking out six and walking four.

Baseball: UNC steamrolls Princeton

It started just the way coach Mike Fox likes it to — with pitching and defense. Shortstop Ryan Graepel was all over the field including one sliding grab and throw to first. Patrick Johnson dealt five innings of no-hit baseball and the North Carolina bullpen was smothering Princeton's offense.

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Baseball: UNC bats lead 12-3 win

9 P.M. WEDNESDAY -- Pitcher Bryant Gaines set the tone for a defensive game right from the start Wednesday by striking out the side in the first inning at Boshamer Stadium. That inning was important for the sophomore and his team and the Tar Heels never trailed in a 12-3 win that sealed the series sweep against the Mountaineers.

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Catcher Mark Fleury hit a grand slam in the sixth inning Wednesday. He leads UNC with three home runs and has four doubles this year.

Heels blow out Bulldogs

When you hit just behind the heart of the order for the nation's No. 1 baseball team you're bound to bat with some runners on base. Mark Fleury has made the most of those opportunities this year and Wednesday was another big game for UNC's budding RBI machine.

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UNC right fielder Ben Bunting matched career highs in hits and RBI in the Tar Heels? final matchup with Seton Hall on Saturday" a 10-3 win.

Baseball: Tar Heels sweep rainy series

Coach Mike Fox has repeated multiple times that his No. 3 North Carolina baseball team needs to find ways to manufacture runs. This weekend against Seton Hall the Tar Heels (7-1) went to work and hit their way to a three-game sweep of the Pirates (2-4) in a rain-soaked series at Boshamer Stadium.

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UNC first baseman Dustin Ackley had a career-best five hits in Sunday?s game and ended with four runs nine hits and two RBIs on the weekend.

Baseball: UNC bats lead three-game sweep of VMI

Dustin Ackley obviously likes the new Boshamer Stadium. The junior first baseman racked up a career-best five hits Sunday as No. 2 North Carolina (3-0) completed its season-opening sweep of VMI(0-3)" 11-3. ""It feels pretty good" Ackley said. I've had a couple occasions where I had a chance to get it and I never got it but it feels good to get it.

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Baseball: Rookies help UNC baseball team sweep Boshamer Stadium inaugural series

With his team down by two runs and the bases loaded Jacob Stallings stepped to the plate for the first time in a North Carolina uniform. And at first he looked every bit a rookie.  Strike one whizzed by. Then strike two. It was all Stallings could do just to foul off the third pitch. But then Stallings showed some poise at the plate and drove a sacrifice fly into left field to score a UNC run Sunday in the Tar Heels' final game against VMI.

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Baseball: UNC opens in new Bosh today

The smell of fresh paint still lingers throughout Boshamer Stadium. Everything about the stadium screams brand spankin' new — from the 4100 green chairs to the freshly laid turf.

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