Tar Heels Set For Regular Season Finale
No. 2 North Carolina will host No. 8 Florida State in both team's regular season finale on Monday at 6 p.m. The game between the ACC Coastal and Atlantic division champions will be televised live on ESPNU.
News & Notes
• The Tar Heels enter Monday's regular season finale with the best regular season record in school history as they have won 47 games for the sixth time in school history. UNC is 10 wins shy of the school record for wins set in 2007.
• UNC's .855 winning percentage currently ranks third in the country and would mark the first time since 1983 that a Tar Heel team finished the year with a winning percentage above .800.
• Carolina secured its second consecutive ACC Coastal Division title with its win over Virginia on Saturday. The Tar Heels have now won five Coastal Division titles - 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2013.
• The win Gave the Tar Heels their first ACC regular season title since 1990 and UNC claimed the No. 1 overall seed in the ACC Tournament for the first time since 1990 as well.
• Carolina is the only team in the country that has not suffered a losing streak this season and will look to keep the streak alive once again on Monday.
• The back-to-back series losses for the Tar Heels the last two weekends marks the first time that Carolina has lost two consecutive series since 2011.
• Colin Moran etched his named into the UNC record book on Sunday as he tied the UNC single season RBI record with his 83rd.
• Colin Moran joined elite company in the Georgia Tech series as he drew his 50th walk of the year. Moran became the second player in UNC history to post 50 BBs, 60 Runs and 70 RBIs in a single season.
• Freshman outfielder Skye Bolt returned to the lineup against Appalachian State after missing the previous 17 games due to a broken foot and went 1-for-3 with a stolen base.
• The Tar Heels went 13-4 without Bolt in the lineup and averaged 7.24 runs per game compared to 9.24 with the freshman in the lineup the previous 34 games.
• North Carolina became the first team in the country to reach 40 wins with its 10-2 win over Charlotte and reached 45 wins for the seventh time in eight years with the 3-1 win at Georgia Tech.
• UNC also captured its 20th ACC win of the year, a feat the Tar Heels have accomplished in five of the last seven years. The most ACC wins for a UNC club is 22 set in the 2006, 2008 and 2012 seasons.
• The 2013 season marks the first time since 2009 that two Tar Heels have tallied at least 60 RBIs in a season when Dustin Ackley (73), Kyle Seager (62) and Mark Fleury (60) accomplished the feat.
• The trio of Kent Emanuel, Colin Moran and Cody Stubbs were all named among the 40 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, given to the best player in college baseball as voted on by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
• UNC has outscored its opponents 174-38 in the first three innings this year and own the best scoring margin in the country at 5.3.
• Carolina dropped to No. 2 in the latest RPI after holding the top spot the last three weeks. UNC will face No. 4 Florida State to close out the regular season Monday before facing No. 20 Miami, No. 12 Clemson and No. 7 NC State in the ACC Tournament.
North Carolina-Florida State Series History
• Monday's contest will be the 93rd all-time meeting between the Tar Heels and Seminoles.
• The meeting will be the first between the two clubs since a 2011 series in Tallahassee.
• The teams have not met on the diamond the past two seasons due to ACC scheduling.
• Florida State currently leads the all-time series 69-23 over the Tar Heels.
• Last 5 - UNC leads, 3-2
• Last 10 - FSU leads, 6-4
• Last 5 at UNC - FSU leads, 3-2
• Last 10 at UNC - UNC leads, 6-4
Probable Starting Pitchers
|North Carolina||Florida State|
|RHP Chris Munnelly||RHP Peter Miller|
|(Sr., 5-0, 2.53 ERA, 46.1 IP, 53/22 K/BB)||(Jr., 6-2, 3.29 ERA, 54.2 IP, 44/20 K/BB)|