The Tar Heels Top Maryland In Series Opener
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.
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 season.