College Baseball Roundup

Tar Heels get in win against James Madison before rain

May 8, 2013 

— No. 1 North Carolina claimed a mid-week sweep of James Madison with a 6-1 win Wednesday in a contest that was called during the sixth inning because of rain.

Michael Russell paced the Tar Heels (44-4) at the plate with a 3-for-3 performance and two RBIs.

Senior Chris Munnelly improved to 5-0 with five innings of one-run ball against the Dukes (20-25). He allowed two hits and struck out six.

Parks Jordan snapped a 1-all tie in the fourth inning when he lined a two-run double to right-center. Cody Stubbs and Michael Russell came around to score after they reached to start the inning with a walk and a single.

A pair of wild pitches by James Madison starter Michael Church allowed Jordan to score from second and push North Carolina’s advantage to 4-1 after four innings.

The Tar Heels tacked on two runs in the fifth inning as Colin Moran, Brian Holberton and Michael Russell all walked with one out to load the bases for Michael Russell.

The sophomore hit a chopper through the middle of the infield to bring in Moran and Holberton and extend the Tar Heels’ advantage to 6-1.

Freshman Reilly Hovis came on in relief of Munnelly to open the sixth and threw a scoreless inning for North Carolina.

Two quick outs preceded a Landon Lassiter single before the game entered a weather delay with Moran at the plate. The game would be called after a delay of 50 minutes.

Elsewhere

Davidson 6, N.C. Central 4: Michael Zeblo hits two home runs and David Daniels and Andrew Barna had one apiece to power the Wildcats past the Eagles to wrap up the Wildcats’ home season.

Zeblo drove in three runs, Daniels two and Barna one as Davidson (16-30) used 10 hits off three pitchers for the victory, breaking a tie with two runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Akeem Hood had two hits and Tyson Simpson and Luis Diaz each had two RBIs for N.C. Central (25-27).

The Eagles completed their second NCAA Division I season with the most victories since the program restarted in 2007.

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