UNC Baseball: Tar Heels smash Elon behind Grintz’s four-hit game

The UNC baseball team remains undefeated after beating Elon behind a four-hit game from freshman catcher Eric Grintz.

North Carolina freshman catcher Eric Grintz went 4-for-4 with four runs batted in and a run scored, as the Tar Heels topped Elon by a final score of 7-1 at Boshamer Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

It was a career-day for Grintz, who’s in just the fourth game of his young college career. His second multi-hit game in less than a week give him a half-dozen in all, and a team-leading .500 average and eight RBIs. UNC senior center fielder Dylan Harris went 1-for-3 with an RBI, and has now hit safely in each of the Tar Heels’ first four games. He and Grintz are now tied for the team lead in hits. Redshirt sophomore Earl Semper went 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI on the day, while Danny Serretti, Joey Lancellotti and Mikey Madej each added a base hit.

Four North Carolina pitchers combined to strike out 15 batters, and give up just one run and four walks on the day. UNC sophomore Kyle Mott pitched three innings of one-hit ball after relieving starting pitcher Caden O’Brien. He got the victory for North Carolina, while freshman reliever Shawn Rapp got the save in two and a third innings of work.

Elon batters mustered just four hits on the day, struck out 15 times and left eight runners on base. Starter Ian Evans gave up four earned runs on seven hits, as the Phoenix dropped their first game of the season.

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North Carolina is back in action on Wednesday afternoon against High Point. The game with begin at 3:00 p.m. EST, and can be seen on ACC Network Extra. Stick with Keeping It Heel for live coverage of the game, and everything UNC baseball.