CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 UNC baseball team’s second longest winning streak of the season was snapped by a team it blanked earlier in the season Tuesday night.

No. 21 UNC Wilmington was 9-2 since the two teams last met in late March and showed that hot streak was no fluke with a 9-8 win over the best team in the country.

The Tar Heels scored two runs in each of the first three innings and looked to be well in control. But then the Seahawks put up six in the top of the fourth with the help from a few walks by the Tar Heel pitching staff and a few hits that found their way into the outfield.

Carolina took the lead back with two more in the bottom of the fourth, but the home team’s scoring would stop there. Wilmington added one in the seventh and two in the eighth to take the lead. Seahawk junior Kelly Secrest was sent to the mound for the last out of the fourth inning and only gave up one hit in the final five and two thirds innings for the win.

With the loss, UNC fell to 39-3; UNCW improved to 31-11. The Tar Heels host Charlotte Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. You can hear the broadcast in its entirety on WCHL and here immediately following the WCHL Evening News with Aaron Keck.