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Tuesday June 15th

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Redshirt sophomore outfielder Angel Zarate (40) goes up to bat in a game against University of Virginia on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels beat the Cavaliers 2-1.

After a long journey, Angel Zarate has willed his way into key role for UNC baseball

The small-town North Carolina legend who once shattered his high school’s hitting records started just one game and hit 1-17 through his first two years at UNC. After putting in work but reminding himself to have fun during the offseason, Zarate hit his stride in 2020, leading the Tar Heels with a .408 batting average — only for the season to be cut short. But during the summer, he picked up right where he left off, and this season, he's been the engine that has sparked UNC's 10-4 start.

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UNC first-year pitcher Max Carlson (35) delivers a pitch during UNC's 7-4 win over James Madison at Boshamer Stadium, Feb. 20, 2021.

UNC baseball beats Clemson, 5-4, to take 2-0 series lead

The North Carolina baseball team (9-4, 5-3 ACC) took on Clemson (5-7, 1-4) for day two of a three-game series at Boshamer Stadium. After pulling out a win on Friday, the Tar Heels took a 2-0 series lead on Saturday, beating the Tigers 5-4. Three home runs in the fourth inning led the way for the Tar Heels in their victory.

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