Michael Patrick slammed a three-run homer during the second inning Wednesday to propel Winthrop to a 3-1 victory over 24th-ranked North Carolina.
Zach Sightler (2-1) pitched seven innings to earn the win, giving up one run on seven hits. Luis Paula (1-3) took the loss after giving up all three runs and four hits.
North Carolina (15-9) had its only lead when Adam Pate scored on a first-inning groundout by Tom Zengel. Pate had walked, stole second and advanced to third on a bases-loaded walk.
The Tar Heels threatened in the third but ran into a key out at home. Wood Myers reached on a one-out single before Michael Russell grounded behind the bag at third. Myers was running on the play and, after a throwing error, the freshman tried to score. But Chad Smiths throw from first was on target, and Myers was erased at the plate.
North Carolina had at least one runner on during each inning from the third through the eighth, but the Tar Heels left 10 men on base against the Eagles (12-14).
Charlotte 9, UNC Asheville 0: Brandon Vogler, Micah Wells and Logan Sherer combined for a four-hitter as the host 49ers (5-16-1) rolled past the Bulldogs (8-16). Sherer drove in four runs, giving him seven over the past two games.
No. 2 South Carolina 4, Coastal Carolina 0: Marcus Mooney had a two-run double during the second inning and four pitchers combined for a one-hitter as the host Gamecocks (21-3) notched their 10th shutout of the season with a victory over Coastal Carolina (10-15).
No. 25 N.C. State 11, UNC Wilmington 2: Trea Turner had a double and a home run to drive in five runs for the Wolfpack (15-8), which romped at UNC Wilmington (11-12). The homer was the 16th of Turners career, third in his past three games, and fourth in his past five. Preston Palmeiro got his first extra-base hit on a two-run double.
Wake Forest 3, Elon 2 (12): Chris Halls two-run homer in the ninth got the host Phoenix (14-10) even, but the Deacons (16-10) won in the 12th when Jimmy Redovian scored from second when Grant Shambley beat out a grounder to short for an infield single.
Wofford 7, Gardner-Webb 4: Matt Kaskow went 3-for-5 with 2 RBIs, Alec Paradowski 2-for-5 with 2 RBIs and Eric Brenk 2-for-3 to help the Terriers (16-9) win at Gardner-Webb. The Bulldogs (9-16) had multiple runners on base during each of the first three innings and again in the fifth but stranded all eight men. JJ Nazzaro had a triple and drove in three runs for Gardner-Webb.
East Carolina 12, N.C. Central 5: Bryce Harman went 3-for-4 with five RBIs and Ben Fultz 3-for-5 to drive in three runs as the host Pirates (14-11) rolled past the Eagles (9-14-1). East Carolina, which pounded out a season-high 20 hits, scored all of its runs during the first three innings. Zack Lee and Christian Triplett each went 2-for-4 for N.C. Central, and Triplett drove in a run.
Saint Augustines 6, Claflin 3: Clarence Peace, Carey Cheek, Darien Hardaway and Corey Fields drove in a run apiece to help the host Falcons (11-18) top Claflin (14-12).
UNC Pembroke 5, Pfeiffer 0: Left-hander Jordan DeLoatch struck out 10 and pitched a two-hitter for his first shutout as the host Braves (23-8) completed a season sweep of the Falcons (19-13). Victor Zecca drove in a run and went 3-for-4 for UNC Pembroke, but Jordan Edgerton had his 17-game hitting streak snapped.
Limestone 13, Newberry 1: Kyle Booth went 2-for-3 with four RBIs, Chris Scura 3-for-3, and Julian Bridges 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs to help the host Saints (14-17) romp against Newberry (16-17).