A top-15 showdown on Wednesday night at Boshamer Stadium didn’t go quite the way the No. 13 UNC baseball team had hoped for, as the No. 9 East Carolina Pirates came into Chapel Hill and left with a 9-5 victory.
ECU (37-11) scored six runs in the top of the first inning to take control of the game, and led 8-1 after the first three innings were complete.
Freshman Aaron Sabato homered and drove in two runs for the Tar Heels (35-13), but it would not be enough to overcome the early deficit.
UNC did have a chance to potentially tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, however, but Dylan Harris struck out with the bases loaded to end the game.
The Tar Heels will now head to Pittsburgh for a three-game series this weekend, with the first game beginning on Friday at 6 p.m.
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