No. 1 Tar Heels Sail Past Seahawks, 10-0
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Senior right-hander Chris Munnelly needed little help Wednesday night in Wilmington as he surrendered just two hits in seven scoreless innings of work as No. 1 UNC (26-2) claimed a 10-0 win at UNC Wilmington (21-9).
The win gave Carolina head coach Mike Fox his 1,200th career win and his 661st win at UNC.
Munnelly matched a career high with eight strikeouts and did not walk a batter as he improved to 2-0 on the year. The Winston-Salem, native retired the first 13 batters he faced Wednesday night and turned in five 1-2-3 innings in the win.
The Tar Heels provided Munnelly plenty of run support on the night as they jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three innings.
Carolina grabbed a 1-0 lead thanks to a two-out rally in the first as Colin Moran singled to center and Skye Bolt was hit by a pitch to bring Cody Stubbs to the plate. Stubbs laced a double the opposite way into left center field to plate Moran and give UNC a 1-0 lead.
The Tar Heels blew the game open in the third inning with five straight extra-base hits in the frame.
Back-to-back doubles by Landon Lassiter and Colin Moran made the score 2-0 before Skye Bolt connected on his fifth home run of the season.
Two more doubles followed the Bolt home run as Cody Stubbs and Brian Holberton sent two-baggers to left field and right field with Holberton plating Stubbs to make it 5-0.
Carolina tacked on two more runs in the fifth inning as the Tar Heels used another two-out rally to their advantage. Holberton drew a two-out walk to get the rally going before a Michael Russell single put two runners in scoring position as the centerfielder tried to get Holberton advancing to third base.
Mike Zolk pushed the lead to 7-0 as he lifted a shallow fly ball just over the diving second baseman to plate Holberton and Russell.
Carolina added a single run in the seventh after Cody Stubbs opened the inning with a leadoff single and came around to score on a Michael Russell fielder's choice.
The Tar Heels tacked on a pair of unearned runs in the eighth inning to provide the final tally.
Colin Moran and Cody Stubbs each tallied three hits on the night, while Stubbs, Skye Bolt and Mike Zolk all registered two RBIs apiece.
Up next for Carolina is a visit from Maryland for an ACC series in Chapel Hill.