The North Carolina Tar Heels are off to a 2-0 start this week ahead of a big Atlantic Coast Conference matchup against Pitt. Fresh off beating Charlotte on Tuesday, the Diamond Heels bats stayed hot.
And they did so early.
Vance Honeycutt got UNC started off with a lead-off home run to give the Diamond Heels a 1-0 lead. UNC added four more runs in the bottom of the second, with Honeycutt hitting a sac fly, with Johnny Castagnozzi and Reece Holbrook collecting RB’s as well.
After High Point got one run in the third, the Diamond Heels added three more in the bottom half of the inning to extend the lead to 8-1. UNC added two more in the fifth and six more in the bottom of the seventh for a 16-2 win.
That was fast! Honeycutt with a leadoff homer for the 1-0 lead!
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— Carolina Baseball (@DiamondHeels) March 15, 2023
Honeycutt finished the game with 3 RBI’s while Castagnozzi added 2 RBI on the game. Will Sandy earned the win, striking out five in 2.2 innings of relief. It was Sandy’s first win of the year.
Next up for North Carolina is a three-game series against Pitt. The Tar Heels are 1-2 in conference play after losing a series to Virginia last week.
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