The third-ranked UNC baseball team took care of business in its final regular season mid-week game on Tuesday, cruising to a 7-2 victory at Boshamer Stadium over the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks.
Freshman starting pitcher Tyler Baum took a no-hitter into the sixth inning for the Tar Heels (42-10), who opened scoring with Brandon Riley’s solo home run in the bottom of the second and never looked back.
UNC had five players record multiple hits in the game, led by senior outfielder Tyler Lynn’s three hits and two RBIs.
Riley added a hit to his opening home run, while Brian Miller, Kyle Datres, Ashton McGee each contributed two apiece.
UNC-Wilmington (26-26) was held off the scoreboard until the top of the ninth inning, when Cole Weiss drove in a pair of runs with a single off Tar Heel reliever Jason Morgan.
In total, the Seahawks managed just three hits all night against a combination of five different UNC pitchers.
It was a performance that has become routine this season for a Tar Heel team with its eyes set on making a great deal of noise in the postseason.
Entering the final series of the regular season this weekend against Duke–a three-game set at Boshamer Stadium–everything appears to be clicking on all cylinders for head coach Mike Fox and company.