The No.30 North Carolina baseball team put an end to its six-game losing streak with a 9-4 victory over UNC-Wilmington Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium to improve to 16-12 on the season.
With the loss, the Seahawks dropped to 12-14 on their 2014 campaign. It was a tight game until the sixth inning, when Skye Bolt and Adrian Chacon both homered to post three runs for the Tar Heels.
Tom Zengel drove in three runs of his own and eight Carolina players contributed hits to ignite the offense.
Freshman Zac Gallen started on the mound for the second game in a row after not even lasting through the first inning in the finale against Duke on Sunday. Gallen put in a much more efficient performance Tuesday before relinquishing the pitching duties to Reilly Hovis in the fourth.
Hovis improved to 5-1 in relief efforts with 3.1 scoreless innings.
Next up for the Tar Heels is an ACC series at Boston College. First pitch on Friday on is slated for 2:30 p.m.