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Hunter Nelson


Sports

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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