CHAPEL HILL — Trent Thornton picked up where Benton Moss left off and No. 1 North Carolina completed a 6-2 win over Clemson on Monday in a game continued from Sunday. Moss was electric in 2.2 innings Sunday, striking out six of the nine batters he faced before the skies opened up to force the game to be halted.
The Tigers won the second game, 5-4, in 11 innings, to improve to 17-11 and 6-6 in ACC play.
In the first game, Thornton (6-0) allowed just a pair of unearned runs over the final six innings for North Carolina (25-2, 9-2), striking out seven and throwing just 72 pitches, 58 of which were strikes.
UNC Greensboro 17, N.C. Central 8: The host Spartans (18-12) scored 10 runs in the first inning, as Christian Wolfe doubled twice and Trevor Edwards singled and homered.
Duke: Jordan Betts was named the ACC player of the week.
Betts led the Blue Devils to four wins over the past week, going 8-for-16 (.500) with three doubles, one home run, 11 RBI, five runs and six walks.
St. Augustine’s: Jo’Landa White was selected CIAA player of the week and coach Nikki Bumpass was named CIAA softball coach of the week.
North Carolina: Reeves Zaytoun is tied for 22nd after firing a 3-over-par 74 in the first round of the Keith Hills Invitational in Buies Creek, while Robert Register shot a 7-over 78 and is tied for 39th place.
St. Augustine’s 4-4, Fayetteville State 3-3: Led by Cianna Fisher and Minyan Murphy, the Falcons swept a doubleheader by identical scores.
The Durham Sports Club will meet Wednesday at noon at the Croasdaile Country Club. The guest speaker will be Dave Odom, retired basketball coach of Wake Forest, South Carolina, and more. Now that the Final Four has been set, this will be a very timely and informative meeting.
Meetings are open to guests. The fee is $25 per guest, which includes lunch. For more information, visit www.DurhamSportsClub.com.