Colin Moran after home run (Courtesy of The Times News)

GREENSBORO – Just seven weeks after being drafted by the Miami Marlins, former Tar Heel Colin Moran started his professional career with a bang.

The sixth pick in this year’s First-Year Players draft found the right-field fence with two outs for a solo home run in his first professional at bat. Moran’s single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers went on to win the contest against Charleston, 4-3.

Despite picking up mid-season, Moran told the Greensboro News Observer before the game “It feels like Opening Day all over again.”

Moran finished the game 1-3 with a walk.

Colin’s brother Brian (another former Tar Heel) also had a successful mid-week night as he threw a scoreless inning in the Triple-A All-Star Game.