Fanfare-Colleges: Miami hands No. 1 UNC its first baseball loss

Mar. 16, 2013 @ 12:05 AM


Miami hands No. 1 Tar Heels 1st loss

CHAPEL HILL — No. 1 North Carolina suffered its first loss of the 2013 season on Friday as No. 29 Miami claimed a 4-1 win to open a three-game set Friday night at Boshamer Stadium.

The Tar Heels (16-1, 3-1 ACC) saw their 16-game winning streak to open the season snapped as the Hurricanes (15-5, 2-2 ACC) used a three-run fifth inning to take control of the matchup.

The runs were the first allowed by UNC starter Kent Emanuel in 18 innings as the Woodstock, Ga., native had not surrendered a run in his 14 previous innings of work entering the weekend.

No. 2 Duke women upset by Indiana

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Junior Marianne Jodoin claimed her 17th consecutive singles victory, but the second-ranked Duke women’s tennis team was unable to slow 60th-ranked Indiana, dropping the match, 4-2, Friday in Las Vegas.

The Blue Devils fall to 9-3 on the season, with two of the team’s losses coming during its current four-match road trip.

UNC softball drops pair in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — No. 24 UNC dropped two games on Friday on the opening day of the Louisville Classic at Ulmer Stadium here.

The Tar Heels lost 4-2 to Wisconsin and 4-2 to No. 11 Louisville to drop to 18-9 (3-0 ACC) on the season.

Constance Orr finished the day with four hits and two runs, while Haleigh Dickey had two hits, a run and an RBI for Carolina. The Tar Heels left 11 on base over the two games and committed three errors.

UNC women tied for 10th in Fla.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The North Carolina women’s golf team fired a 21-over-par 301 total and is tied for 10th place after the first round of the SunTrust Gator Invitational.

The Tar Heels were led by junior Katherine Perry who fired a 4-over 74 on Friday.

No. 8 Duke men rip Wake Forest on courts

DURHAM– Sophomore Jason Tahir captured a doubles victory and sealed the team win in singles, as the eighth-ranked Duke men’s tennis team opened its ACC schedule with a 7-0 sweep over No. 24 Wake Forest Friday at Ambler Tennis Stadium.

The Blue Devils improved to 13-3 on the season and 1-0 in conference play, while Wake Forest fell to 12-4, 0-1.

Tar Heel men’sgolfers tied for 5th

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The UNC men’s golf team is tied for fifth place after the first round of the Seminole Intercollegiate.

The Tar Heels fired a 1-under-par 287 on Friday and were led by freshman Keagan Cummings’ 1-under 71.