CHAPEL HILL — Freshman Reilly Hovis allowed one run on three hits over five innings as North Carolina got its 40th win of the season with a 10-2 baseball win against Charlotte.
The Tar Heels avoided back-to-back losses for the first time this season after falling at home to UNC Wilmington, 9-8, Tuesday night.
Wednesday, Colin Moran led a 10-hit attack for the Tar Heels (40-3) as he went 3-4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Seniors Chaz Frank and Cody Stubbs each tallied two hits and combined to drive in seven runs.
UNC scored once in the first inning when Frank scored on a double play grounder and Charlotte evened the contest at 1-all in the second.
After two runs in the bottom of the inning, UNC’s Cody Stubbs blew the game open in the fifth inning when he crushed his seventh home run of the year, a three-run blast to right field.
UNC added four more in the sixth before Charlotte added another in the eighth with the game well in hand.
Duke 4, High Point 2: Jordan Betts’ three-run double in the third inning gave the visiting Blue Devils (24-20) a 3-1 lead, which they did not relinquish on the way to a sweep of the teams’ home-and-home series against the Panthers (22-22).
High Point scored in the first inning. Willie Medina who reached base with a leadoff walk scored on a hard-hit ball to short, which freshman Kenny Koplove was unable to corral.
Koplove made up for it later, driving in Duke’s other run in the eighth inning to make the score 4-2.
N.C. State: On Tuesday, the Wolfpack won their 15th straight with a 4-3 victory over Davidson. The Wolfpack (33-10) trailed Davidson 3-0 heading into the fifth inning and scored a run in the bottom of the sixth and two in the seventh to tie the game. That set up the Wolfpack’s ninth-inning, game-winning sacrifice fly by Jake Fincher.
N.C. State’s game Wednesday against Elon had not finished as of press time.
All-ACC: Duke and North Carolina each had five players named to the All-ACC women’s team, as voted on by the leagues coaches. Goalie Kelsey Duryea, attackers Kerrin Maurer and Makenzie Hommel, midfielder Taylor Trimble and defender Taylor Virden represent the Blue Devils. Tar Heels are represented by midfielders Brittney Coppa, Emily Garrity and Kara Cannizzaro, defender Sloane Serpe and attacker Abbey Friend.
• Duke’s Brendan Fowler, David Lawson and Jordan Wolf and North Carolina’s Joey Sankey and Marcu Holman were named to the men’s team.
N.C. State 11, Elon 0 (5): Junior first baseman Leah Jones had a three-run home run singled home two more as the Wolfpack (27-18-1) won in five innings on the road against the Phoenix (16-29).
ACC Awards: North Carolina senior Gina Suarez-Malaguti has been selected the ACC women’s Player of the Year, leading six other players from the area named to the All-ACC team.
Zoe De Bruycker, a three-time selection, made the team alongside teammate Carolina Price. Duke is represented by Mary Clayton, and two-time selections Ester Goldfeld and Hanna Mar. N.C. State’s lone member was junior Joelle Kissell.
• UNC Coach Brian Kalbas was named the conference’s coach of the year.