Mike Zolk

Carolina Baseball Takes 2-0 Win Over Appalachian State

CHAPEL HILL- Things stayed quiet in Boshamer Stadium for most of Carolina’s home baseball game against Appalachian State Tuesday night, but it was the Heels who ultimately managed to run away with the 2-0 victory, allowing only one hit for the Mountaineers. UNC only came away with four hits, but the team’s pitching and defense ultimately sealed the deal; starting Tar Heel pitcher Reilly Hovis pitched five innings, walked three, and struck three out. Sophomore Chris McCue pitched as a reliever for the Heels from the sixth to the top of the ninth, and Chris Munnelly closed things out,...

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The Tar Heels Top Maryland In Series Opener

CHAPEL HILL- The No. 1 North Carolina baseball team won the first of a three-game series Friday night against Maryland, 12-4. The Tar Heels had three crucial innings as they tallied three runs in the third inning, four runs in the fourth innings, and five runs in the seventh inning. North Carolina exceeded 10 runs for the 14th time this season. Junior left-handed pitcher Kent Emanuel played eight innings and allowed no hits into the sixth inning until freshman infielder Jose Cuas hit a home run to snap the no-hit bid. Emanuel allowed just three hits, had six strikeouts, and improved to 6-1 on the season. Freshman outfielder Skye Bolt helped lead the Tar Heels to victory as he went 3-for-5 with a double and a recorded a career-high of five RBIs. Senior first baseman Cody Stubbs also reached a career-high with four RBIs. Freshman short stop Landon Lassiter had a career-high of three runs, while Stubbs, Brian Holberton, and sophomore second baseman Mike Zolk each added two hits for the Tar Heels. The Terps recorded one run in the sixth, one in the eighth, and two in the ninth. With the win the Tar Heels improved to 27-10 overall and 10-2 in the ACC. The Terps fell to 16-3, 4-9. Game two of the series is set for Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium as the Tar Heels aim for their fifth ACC series win of the...

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No. 1 UNC Baseball Shuts Out UNC Wilmington On The Road

WILMINGTON – The No. 1 UNCbaseball team remained undefeated on the road with a shutout win over UNC Wilmington Wednesday night. Despite leaving eight runners stranded, the Tar Heels took down the Seahawks 10-0 thanks in part to the talented bats of junior third-baseman Colin Moran, junior first-baseman Cody Stubbs, and sophomore second-baseman Mike Zolk. The three Tar Heels each tallied two RBIs and freshman right-fielder Skye Bolt hit his fifth homerun of the season. Senior right-hander Chris Munnelly took the game for seven innings throwing eight strikeouts and only giving up two hits. Three Tar Heel pitchers saw action Wednesday night and no Seahawks saw a free pass in the shutout. With the win, Carolina improved to 26-2; Wilmington fell to 21-9. This weekend, the Tar Heels bring their league-leading 9-2 conference record back to this Hill to host the Maryland Terrapins who are 4-8 in league play and are coming off a 6-3 win over the Towson Tigers 6-3 on Wednesday. First pitch for the Friday-night series opener is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. You can hear all the action on WCHL immediately following the WCHL Evening News with Aaron...

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Rain Delays UNC Baseball Match-Up Against Clemson

CHAPEL HILL – It was a short night for the No. 1 Diamond Heels Sunday against Clemson at Boshamer Stadium. Rains rolled through just before 8 p.m. in the second game between the Tigers and the Heels. Play is scheduled to resume 2:45 p.m. on Monday. The Tar Heels held a 2-0 lead over the Tigers with two outs in the top of the third inning. UNC registered its two runs in the second inning. Matt Roberts set-up a safety squeeze bunt to score Brian Holberton. And two batters later, Landon Lassiter sent a double inside third base to left field, scoring Mike Zolk from second base. Sophomore Benton Moss was having an excellent night on the mound, striking out six batters through 2.2 innings. The Heels took the first match-up on Saturday, beating Clemson 10-3. With that win UNC improved to 24-1 overall, and 8-1 in the ACC. The third game of the series is also slated for Monday night at 6...

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Three-Run Homer In The Seventh Pads Carolina Baseball’s Lead Over Winthrop

CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 UNC baseball team continued its dominance over non-conference teams Wednesday night with a 6-3 win over Winthrop in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels got on the board quickly with two runs in the bottom of the first. On the second pitch to a player in Carolina Blue, sophomore shortstop Michael Russell doubled to left field. Two pitches later, freshman designated hitter Landon Lassiter singled to left. After a fielding error, Lassiter reached second and Russell made it home. Later in the inning, freshman right-fielder Skye Bolt batted Lassiter in on a sacrifice fly to center to give the Tar Heels the early 2-0 advantage. Freshman right-hander Trent Thornton continued his scoreless inning streak from the mound as he started for Carolina. The streak was snapped at 20.1 innings when a fielder’s choice with runners on second and third scored Winthrop’s Luke Maldonado. With the win, Thornton improved to 5-0 on the season and is throwing a 0.81 ERA. The Eagles tied the contest in the top of the sixth and could have taken the lead, but the Tar Heels stranded the go-ahead run. Carolina took charge in the bottom of the seventh when Winthrop’s second error once again put the Tar Heels in scoring position. Sophomore second-baseman Mike Zolk stole second and after a passed ball made it to third. Junior pinch hitter Parks Jordan scored Zolk...

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No. 1 UNC Baseball Piles On The Runs Late Against Princeton

CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 North Carolina baseball team breezed past another mid-week opponent with its 16-0 win over Princeton Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Five Tar Heels tallied two or more RBIs, six crossed home play two times or more, and five saw extra-base hits. Carolina got on the board first when sophomore second-baseman Mike Zolk flied out to center scoring senior first-baseman Cody Stubbs in the bottom of the second. The Tar Heels turned on the heat in the fifth, seventh, and eighth innings scoring three, eight, and four runs respectively. Despite the high score, UNC still left 11 runners on base as the team hit just less than .500, 15-38. On the year, Carolina has a .431 on-base percentage. Junior third-baseman Colin Moran had a busy night at the plate batting 4-6 with two runs, two RBIs, and his fourth double of the year. With the win, Carolina improved to 19-1; Princeton fell to 1-11. The Tar Heels take their 5-1 conference mark on the road to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts this weekend to take on the 0-6 Boston College Eagles. First pitch for Friday’s game is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. with games on Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 12:00 noon. Box Score Season...

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No. 1 UNC Baseball Piles On The Runs Late Against Princeton

CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 North Carolina baseball team breezed past another mid-week opponent with its 16-0 win over Princeton Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Five Tar Heels tallied two or more RBIs, six crossed home play two times or more, and five saw extra-base hits. Carolina got on the board first when sophomore second-baseman Mike Zolk flied out to center scoring senior first-baseman Cody Stubbs in the bottom of the second. The Tar Heels turned on the heat in the fifth, seventh, and eighth innings scoring three, eight, and four runs respectively. Despite the high score, UNC still left 11 runners on base as the team hit just less than .500, 15-38. On the year, Carolina has a .431 on-base percentage. Junior third-baseman Colin Moran had a busy night at the plate batting 4-6 with two runs, two RBIs, and his fourth double of the year. With the win, Carolina improved to 19-1; Princeton fell to 1-11. The Tar Heels take their 5-1 conference mark on the road to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts this weekend to take on the 0-6 Boston College Eagles. First pitch for Friday’s game is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. with games on Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 12:00 noon. Box Score Season...

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Emanuel, North Carolina Baseball Opens ACC Play With Shutout

WINSTON-SALEM – Just as it did to open the regular season, the No. 1 North Carolina baseball team shut out its opponent Friday night in its ACC opener. The Tar Heels took down the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 4-0 in Winston-Salem. Junior Kent Emanuel pitched a shutout and allowed five hits, no runs, three walks, and threw seven strikeouts. Only four Tar Heels saw a hit Friday night and freshman right fielder Skye Bolt once again led the way. With a 1-0 lead in the top of the third, Bolt connected for his first homerun of the season. He scored the first run of the game as well after walking in the top of the second. With a 2-0 lead, Carolina added two security runs in the top of the sixth. Wake Forest helped with the scoring as sophomore second baseman Mike Zolk reached on a throwing error which scored senior first baseman Cody Stubbs who reached on a walk. Zolk later scored on a triple by junior catcher Matt Roberts. With the win, UNC improved to 12-0, 1-0 in the ACC; Wake fell to 9-6, 0-1. Game two of the ACC-opening series for North Carolina and Wake Forest continues Saturday at 4:00 p.m. in Winston...

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