CHAPEL HILL – Trailing 2-1 entering the bottom of the ninth inning, the Tar Heel baseballteam rallied for the tying run in the ninth and the winning run in the tenth to defeat the VCU Rams 3-2.
Despite the low-scoring affair, Carolina got on base throughout the game while struggling with runners in scoring position. The Heels left the bases loaded in the 3rd, 4th and 7th inning.
UNC starter Hobbs Johnson had a solid outing, giving up two earned in five innings, but was in line for the loss before UNC’s late game heroics.
Chris McCue got the final five outs to earn the win.
With the win, the Tar Heels improve to 19-1, which is the programs’ second best start through 20 games.