UNC Baseball: Tar Heels Claim ACC Championship

After a long and interesting Saturday night game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack, the North Carolina Tar Heels found themselves in the ACC Championship game on Sunday afternoon.

May 26, 2013; Durham, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels fans cheer as outfielder Chazz Frank (center) holds up the ACC trophy during the ACC baseball tournament at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

It was just twelve hours between the last pitch of their last game and the first pitch of the final game in the ACC Tournament, but the Tar Heels took the field and played as if they hadn’t played eighteen innings into the early hours of the morning on the night before.

I began to question whether or not Carolina would make it this far in the tournament as I watch NC State strike out Colin Moran in the eleventh inning with a pitch that was no where even near the plate and cleared it by at least two feet for a called strike three.

The Tar Heels claimed the 4-1 victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies to claim their first ACC Tournament Championship since 2007.

“I really think our players after last night, I really think everybody thought it was pretty much our championship to win after last night,” Fox said. “I didn’t say that or hear anybody say it, but you could just sort of sense it this morning – that hopefully we didn’t go through all that last night for nothing.”

It was a quiet afternoon of baseball really. The only “action” seen was Skye Bolt knocking in two runs in the eight inning.

For North Carolina, they now await a regional seeding to begin the NCAA tournament to make it to Omaha!

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Topics: ACC Tournament, North Carolina Tar Heels

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