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Pitt tops UNC baseball in 10th

Eric Hess singled home Ron Sherman in the bottom of the 10th inning on Sunday to give Pitt a 3-2 victory against No. 11 North Carolina.

The Tar Heels had rallied to tie the game in the ninth, but Hess’ single to right center won it for the Panthers, who improved to 8-9 and 3-3 in the ACC. The Tar Heels fell to 12-7 and 3-3 in the league despite a good spot start from Trent Thornton and two hits apiece from Brian Miller and Elijah Sutherland.

N.C. State: The team fell 6-0 at No. 19 Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.

Duke: The visiting Yellow Jackets’ Brandon Gold and Zac Ryan combined to shut out the Blue Devils, and Georgia Tech topped Duke 4-0.

N.C. Central: The team committed two errors in the bottom of the seventh and fell 2-1 to host Savannah State.

Barton: The team won 12-3 in game one of a double-header at No. 2 Mount Olive, but fell 6-2 in game two.

Track and field

N.C. Central: Christa Landy and Zoe Ellis won individual events during N.C. Central’s season-opening meet, the Coastal Carolina Invitational, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Landy, a junior from Salisbury, won the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.29 seconds.

Ellis, a sophomore from Charlotte, won the triple jump with a leap of 11.58 meters (38’00.00”).

Saint Augustine’s: The men won the 4x400 meter race in the final event of the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama, in 3:12.13.

UNC: Xenia Rahn had a lifetime-best performance in the women’s pentathlon Saturday night and led the women’s track team to tie for 26th with nine team points at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Rahn scored 4,450 points to become the seventh-best performer in the pentathlon in NCAA history, claim the ACC and UNC school records and earn first-team All-America honors.

The men’s 4x400 and Lizzy Whelan also earned first-team All-America honors.

Men’s tennis

Duke: The No. 6 team cruised to a 6-1 victory against Miami inside Ambler Tennis Stadium.

women’s tennis

UNC: The No. 1 -ranked team won 6-1 at Louisville.

women’s lacrosse

UNC: Sammy Jo Tracy scored two goals in overtime, to lift the No. 2 team to a 15-14 victory at Towson.

Softball

ECU: Senior right-handed pitcher Sarah Christian turned in a solid extra-inning performance as the team earned a 3-2 eight-inning victory over Iowa, before the Pirates dropped a 23-1 decision to No. 6 Oklahoma in five innings.

Christian (5-5) allowed a run in the third as Iowa (8-17) took an early 1-0 lead, however, East Carolina (8-19) was quick to counter as the Pirates tied the game on a Casey Alcorn home run in the top of the fourth. The homer marked the fourth round-tripper for Alcorn this season.

Elon: The team picked up its first true road win of the year in a 6-2 victory over I-40 rival UNCG.

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