WILMINGTON — Senior right-hander Chris Munnelly needed little help Wednesday night in Wilmington as he surrendered just two hits in seven scoreless innings of work as North Carolina claimed a 10-0 win at UNC Wilmington (21-9).
The win gave North Carolina coach Mike Fox his 1,200th career win and his 661st win at UNC.
Munnelly matched a career high with eight strikeouts and did not walk a batter as he improved to 2-0 on the year. The Winston-Salem native retired the first 13 batters he faced.
The Tar Heels (26-2) provided Munnelly plenty of run support on the night as they jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three innings.
The Tar Heels blew the game open in the third inning with five straight extra-base hits.
Already up 1-0, back-to-back doubles by Landon Lassiter and Colin Moran made the score 2-0 before Skye Bolt connected on his fifth home run of the season.
Two more doubles by Cody Stubbs and Brian Holberton followed the Bolt home run with Holberton driving in Stubbs to make it 5-0.
N.C. State 8, Elon 6: N.C. State watched as a four-run lead evaporated in the top of the seventh, but rallied after the stretch to knock off visiting Elon.
Tied at 2, N.C. State (21-10) seemed to take control with a four-run sixth, until Elon (18-12) knotted the score at 6 in the top of the seventh. The Wolfpack scored the game-winner and one insurance run in the seventh.
N.C. States Jake Armstrong submitted one of his best performances ithree RBIs, two stolen bases and two walks during a 2-for-2 outing.
Francis Marion 9-6, Saint Augustines 2-1: Jamie Scott was 4-for-6 at the plate for visiting Saint Augustines, which lost to host Francis Marion in a doubleheader.
In the first game, the Falcons trailed 3-2 after scoring one run each in the third and fourth innings. But the Patriots (17-13) scored six runs in the fifth inning. Jason Baytop and Scott each went 2-for-3 for the Falcons.
In the second game, the Falcons (22-15) fell behind 6-0 in the first two innings.
N.C. Central 6-5, Virginia State 1-2: The Eagles swept Virginia State in Durham to get to the 20-win mark for the first time at the Division I level.
N.C. Central stands 20-12, while Virginia State falls to 18-13.