Parks Harber has night to remember as UNC baseball defeats Wake Forest

The Georgia transfer has wasted no time making an impact on the UNC baseball program's lineup, as his latest outing is one for the record books.
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Parks Harber is one of the hottest hitters in college baseball. Enough said.

Harber proved that on Saturday night, as he hit three home runs to lead the UNC baseball program to a win over No. 12-ranked Wake Forest.

The Georgia transfer's night started in the second inning, as he hit an opposite field solo home run off Josh Hartle to give the Diamond Heels a 1-0 lead. This long ball marked the fifth consecutive game that Harber has homered in.

Harber was far from done, as he drove a two strike pitch over the left centerfield wall in the fourth inning to extend the lead to 2-0.

Wake Forest would take the lead in the bottom of the fifth, but that lead wouldn't last very long. After North Carolina tied the game, Harber went opposite field once again for his third homer in as many at-bats. He became the first Diamond Heel to hit three home runs in a game since Chris Maples did so against NC State back in 2002.

You thought that a three-homer game was impressive, just wait until you hear about just how red-hot Parks Harber has been at the plate recently:

Where do we begin?

So, if you ever played or watched baseball, you know how difficult it is to actually hit a home run. Harber did it three times against three different pitch types in consecutive at-bats.

Additionally, Harber has homered in five consecutive games, as he now has six home runs over his last 13 plate appearances.

To put that into perspective: Harber has homered in 46% of his at bats during that span.

The senior now has 10 home runs on the season, eight of which have come over the last five games.

Needless to say, this guy has been very impressive!

The UNC baseball program now sits at 24-4 on the year, including 9-2 in ACC play. As the Diamond Heels continue to get deeper into conference play, they hope that Parks Harber continues crushing baseballs.

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