UNC Baseball: Diamond Heels move up in both polls

The latest polls have the Diamond Heels moving up with their 1-0 week

The North Carolina Tar Heels’ had a short week of baseball due to exams, playing just one game all week long.

UNC continued its hot play by coming from behind to beat UNC-Asheville 11-5 on Tuesday, extending their win streak to eight games. That win streak included a weekend sweep of rival N.C. State to wrap up the April schedule.

After starting 7-7, the Tar Heels have gone 25-6 over their last 31 games and are one of the hottest teams in the country.

They are also moving up in the college baseball polls.

The latest polls released on Monday have the Tar Heels moving up into the top 5. In the Baseball America Poll, UNC has climbed into the top 3 moving up two spots from No. 5 last week.

Both Florida and Stanford held their spots at No. 1 and No. 2 with the Gators going 2-1 and the Cardinal going 4-0 last week.

The Atlantic Coast Conference is heavily represented in the top 10 with N.C. State holding place at No. 7, Clemson moving up to No. 8 and Duke moving up to No. 9.

As for the D1Baseball poll, the Tar Heels are still in the top 5 but are No. 4. They moved up two spots from their No. 6 ranking last week and are behind only No. 1 Florida, No. 2 Stanford and No. 3 Oregon State. N.C. State is right behind UNC as they are No. 5 in the poll with Clemson coming in at No. 8.

This week will provide another challenge for the Tar Heels in the weekend series. They will host Richmond on Tuesday, followed by a road game at Coastal Carolina on Wednesday night.

The big series begins Friday when the Tar Heels travel to Durham for a three-game series against the Duke Blue Devils. UNC enters that series 2.5 games up on the Blue Devils for the top spot in the Coastal Division.

The winner of that series will have the inside track to winning the Coastal and helping solidify their case for a possible Regional location in the NCAA Tournament.

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