Diamond Heels Stumble In Extras To Chanticleers

By Matt Oakes Posted April 9, 2014 at 11:53 pm

The No. 29 North Carolina baseball team failed to get its offense going Wednesday night en route to a 3-2 loss to Coastal Carolina to fall to 19-14 on the year.

With the win, the Chanticleers improved to 15-19 on the season.

Korey Dunbar’s home run in the first inning produced Carolina’s only two runs of the game. Coastal rallied in the latter innings to pull off the upset win.

UNC pitcher Taylore Cherry recorded five innings of work and only surrendered two hits. Carolina managed to hold a 2-1 edge until the ninth, when Coastal was able to manufacture the tying run to send the contest to extra innings.

Coastal seized the lead in the eleventh when Spencer Trayner’s throw to home plate was a little late. The Tar Heels could not answer the run.

Next up for the Tar Heels is a weekend series beginning on Friday with ACC foe Wake Forest.

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