UNC Rolls Past Wake Forest, 20-6
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- No. 1 North Carolina (13-0, 2-0 ACC) slugged out eight home runs en route to a 20-6 win at Wake Forest (9-7, 0-2 ACC) Saturday afternoon to claim the series, 2-0.
Carolina ran out to an 11-0 lead after two innings thanks to six home runs against Wake Forest starter Matt Pirro and reliever Nate Jones.
Colin Moran hit his first home run of the season in the first when he blasted a three-run shot well over the right field wall to put UNC up early.
Following a one-out walk to Cody Stubbs, Brian Holberton quickly made it 5-0 with a two-run home run just inside the foul pole down the right field line.
Mike Zolk followed up Holberton's homer with one of his own as the pair hit the first back-to-back home runs since 2011 when Levi Michael and Colin Moran accomplished the feat at NC State.
The second inning saw three more long balls from the Tar Heels with Moran connecting on a two-run shot to right field before Bolt made it a second back-to-back home run inning with a solo blast to right field.
Another walk to Stubbs opened the door for Holberton to earn his third and fourth RBIs of the night and put UNC up 11-0 after two innings.
The Tar Heels would add a single run in the third before Wake Forest pulled one back in the fourth inning.
Landon Lassiter connected on his first career home run in the fifth with a solo blast to left center field. Cody Stubbs would add a solo home run for the eighth Tar Heel home run of the night later in the inning to boost UNC's lead to 14-1.
Wake Forest would tally three runs in the bottom half of the fifth before Carolina answered with three of its own in the seventh and eighth innings to provide the final tally of 20-6.
Sophomore Benton Moss improved to 4-0 on the season in the rout as he went six innings and struck out seven Demon Deacons.
Holberton set a career high with 5 RBIs in the win, while Colin Moran notched six RBIs for the third time in his career.
UNC's one through six hitters combined for 16 runs scored and 18 RBIs in the Tar Heel victory.
Carolina will go for the sweep on Sunday at 1 p.m. when Hobbs Johnson takes the mound.