Coach Mike Fox and the North Carolina Tar Heels looked to continue their winning ways over the ACC on Thursday afternoon against the Boston College Eagles. The Tar Heels opened up ACC Tournament pool play against the Eagles in Louisville, and came out strong from the start in their 10-0 victory over Boston College.
The UNC offense came out hot in the first inning. Brian Miller and Logan Warmoth started the game off each with singles and quickly scored on an Ashton McGee triple. Carolina got an RBI groundout from Kyle Datres, and just like that the Tar Heels were up 3-0.
Tyler Baum got the start for the Tar Heels and pitched an effective three innings for UNC. He gave up only two hits in his three innings of work and struck out one batter. He left the game with a 5-0 lead, as the North Carolina offense added two more runs in the top of the third inning with RBI from Zack Gahagan and Tyler Lynn.
The Tar Heels broke the game open with a four-run 4th inning to make the score 9-0. The top of UNC’s lineup helped to contribute to the offensive outburst with four straight singles in the inning. North Carolina later added an additional run in the 5th inning on a Brian Miller RBI single.
Miller finished the day going 3-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Warmoth was just as effective going 4-5 with two runs scored, as well. McGee, Datres, and Gahagan all had two RBI each in the game.
Taylor Sugg, Austin Bergner, and Bo Weiss were all equally stellar out of the bullpen for the Tar Heels. Each pitched a scoreless inning and did not allow any hits in their three total innings of relief.
Rodney Hutchinson Jr. came into the game in the 7th, struck out two batters, and closed it out, as the game was called after seven innings due to the mercy rule.
The Tar Heels will now face NC State on Friday night at 7pm for the right to advance to the semi-finals of the ACC Tournament.