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UNC wallops Virginia Tech 20-0

Jack Gahagan homered and drove in five runs, and Brian Miller matched a career high with five hits as North Carolina secured its ninth consecutive series win with a 20-0 victory over Virginia Tech Sunday at English Field. North Carolina scored seven times in both the sixth and seventh to turn a tight rubber game into the Tar Heels’ biggest shutout win over an ACC foe in program history.

In his first career start, Taylor Sugg gave the Tar Heels (41-10, 21-6 ACC) exactly what they needed on a Sunday following a doubleheader. The sophomore right-hander allowed just four hits and struck out three in 3 2/3 scoreless innings before giving way to Brett Daniels in the fourth. With the bases loaded, Daniels (5-0) got pinch-hitter J.D. Mundy to ground out and strand three.

UNC will return home for its final week of the regular season starting Tuesday against UNCW before hosting Duke Thursday through Saturday to close out league play.

ECU: Turner Brown’s RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning scored Charlie Yorgen, giving the Pirates (27-25, 6-15 AAC) a 3-2 11-inning AAC series win over Memphis (27-25, 7-14) Sunday at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

Dwanya Williams-Sutton and Yorgen each registered a pair of hits to lead the Pirates.

Elon: Kyle Brnovich struck out 10 hitters, and the Phoenix (22-30, 12-12 CAA) came up with some big hits in a 5-3 victory over league-leading UNCW in game three of a CAA series at Latham Park on Sunday. Brnovich matched the program’s NCAA Division I freshman wins record as he improved to 6-4 on the season. He tossed eight innings and allowed three runs on six hits.

Campbell: The Camels (23-38, 8-13 Big South) put the tying run on third in the top of the eighth inning, but Winthrop held on for a 3-2 victory in the final game of the series on Sunday.

The Camels will play their final nonconference game of the season on the road Tuesday at East Carolina. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.

Duke: Tied 3-3 heading to the ninth, Georgia Tech’s Ryan Peurifoy lifted a two-run home run to help the Yellow Jackets avoid a sweep with a 5-3 decision over the Blue Devils Sunday at Jack Coombs Field. Yellow Jackets sophomore right-hander Jake Lee (4-2) recorded his first career complete game in the winning effort. Lee took a no-hitter into the sixth before the Blue Devils (26-25, 11-16 ACC) collected five hits over the final four frames. He allowed three runs (two earned), struck out four and walked one.

The Blue Devils will be back in action when they host Liberty at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in their final midweek contest of the season on Tuesday. The team then travels to Chapel Hill to face North Carolina Thursday-Saturday to close out the regular season.

Men’s Golf

N.C. State: For the ninth time in the last 10 seasons, the Wolfpack prepares to compete at an NCAA Regional. The Pack begins play at the NCAA Austin Regional on Monday. The three-day competition is held at the par-71, 7,355-yard, University of Texas Golf Club. The team enters NCAA Regional play with a combined record of 102-44-3 with 17 victories over teams ranked within the Golfstat top 50. The Pack has also finished within the top three of a tournament field on six of 11 occasions. Wolfpack golfers have combined to achieve 24 finishes within the top 20 of tournament fields this season.

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