Senior first baseman Cody Stubbs added to the win with four hits.
North Carolina took the lead early with four straight runs in the first inning, credited mainly to Stubbs, freshman outfielder Skye Bolt, and sophomore outfielder Michael Russell who each charted run-scoring singles.
The Tar Heels gained four more runs in the bottom of the third to give them a solid lead. North Carolina scored one run each in the eighth and ninth inning to total 10 runs.
Throughout the game North Carolina recorded a season-high of 19 hits.
With the win North Carolina improved to 24-1 overall, and 8-1 in the ACC. The starting record is the best in Tar Heel history over 25 games.
The second game of the series is Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium.