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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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