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UNC Baseball Recaps - Week 10

The Diamond Heels look ahead to a crucial weekend series against Clemson

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The North Carolina Tar Heels continue to lead the Coastal Division after a weekend series win at Pitt. The Diamond Heels are ranked in the top five in all the major polls, including #3 in the Baseball America rankings.

Here is a listing of results from this past week:

Date

Opponent

Result

Record

4-21-17

at Pitt

W 5-2

30-8

4-22-17

at Pitt

W 3-1

31-8

4-23-17

at Pitt

L 9-11

31-9

4-25-17

vs. Elon

W 11-2

32-9

4-26-17

vs. Campbell

W 7-1

33-9

Against Elon, a three-run homer in the first inning by left fielder Brandon Riley was enough to put the Tar Heels ahead for good. Center fielder Brian Miller tallied three RBIs on a four-hit night. The Heels continued to tack on runs on the way to a 11-2 victory.

Against Campbell, shortstop Logan Warmoth had three RBIs on a three-hit night to lead the Tar Heel offense. After scoring one run in the first, UNC added two runs in three straight innings through the seventh to stretch their lead to seven. It was pitcher by committee for Carolina, as five pitchers were used to limit Campbell to just one run and three hits.

The Tar Heels host Clemson this weekend in Chapel Hill. This will be a pivotal match up in the ACC and will perhaps give a taste of a late-round conference tournament game. Each of these teams have been ranked in the top ten or top five of the major polls for several weeks and are vying for a top seed in the ACC Tournament.

Offensively, the Tigers are led by Reed Rohlman and Seth Beer. Rohlman leads the ACC in batting average (.400) and Beer ranks fifth in home runs (12).

A trio of pitchers have racked up over half of Clemson’s wins this season. Tyler Jackson, Pat Krall, Alex Eubanks each have six wins on this season, tied for third in the league.

Tar Heel starting pitchers J.B. Bukauskas and Luca Dalatri both rank in the top five in ERA and innings pitched. Bukauskas leads the ACC in ERA (1.53), wins (7), and strikeouts (89). Dalatri leads the league in innings pitched (69) and is fourth in ERA (2.22).

UNC has five players batting over .300, with Logan Warmoth leading the team with a .348 batting average. Warmoth also leads the team in hits (62), extra base hits (24), home runs (7), runs (40), total bases (103), slugging percentage (.579), and on-base percentage (.424). Brian Miller and Brandon Riley are tied for the team lead in RBIs (34). Miller has the most stolen bases on the team with 18. Second baseman Ashton McGee remains perfect on defensive with no errors on the year.

Here is a look at the upcoming schedule:

Date

Time

Opponent

4-28-17

6:30 PM

vs. Clemson

4-29-17

4:00 PM

vs. Clemson

4-30-17

1:00 PM

vs. Clemson

5-2-17

6:00 PM

vs. Richmond