Saturday's college roundup
UNC tops Hurricanes
CHAPEL HILL — No. 1 North Carolina banged out 16 hits in a 14-2 win over No. 29 Miami to even the series with No. 29 Miami (15-6, 2-3 ACC) Saturday night at Boshamer Stadium.
The Tar Heels (17-1, 4-1 ACC) used an 11-run third inning in support of sophomore right-hander Benton Moss who matched a season high with nine strikeouts over seven scoreless innings of work.
Moss carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Miami’s Ricky Eusebio doubled to open the inning. Moss would retire six of the next eight to improve to 5-0 on the year and tie for the league lead in wins.
The Tar Heels struck for a pair of runs in the second inning behind a two-run home run by sophomore second baseman Mike Zolk before UNC sent 15 batters to the plate in the third inning.
Eagles split with Savannah State
SAVANNAH, GA. — After dropping the first game 8-5, N.C. Central quickly returned the favor to the tune of 14-0 victory over Savannah State in seven innings to earn the split in the doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Tiger Baseball Field.
Game two was a totally different story for NCCU, as the Eagles led 1-0 after the first and threw the knockout blow in the second frame with six runs on three hits. The highlights were a two-run single by Carter Williamson and a Christian Triplett three-RBI double down the left-field line for a 7-0 lead.
After two runs in the fifth, NCCU added five more in the sixth when Williamson drilled his second double of the day to right field to put the Eagles up 11-0.
NCCU (10-9, 4-4) was led by Williamson’s 4-for-7 effort at-the-plate with two doubles, three runs scored and five RBIs.
Heels split with Ball State, EMU
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — No. 24 UNC split games with Ball State and Eastern Michigan on Saturday in the Louisville Classic softball event.
The Tar Heels dropped their fourth straight with a 3-1 loss to the Cardinals in their first game before bouncing back in game two with a run-ruled 10-2 win over the Eagles.
Haleigh Dickey’s three-run homer and sacrifice fly for the final run highlighted game two. Kristen Brown finished the day with six hits and two runs, while Aquilla Mateen scored three for the Tar Heels.
UNC WOMEN 7TH — The North Carolina women’s golf team is in seventh place after the second round of the SunTrust Gator Invitational.
The Tar Heels shot a 14-over-par 294 to push their two-day total to a 35-over 595. Junior Katherine Perry continues to lead the Tar Heels after firing a 2-over-par 72 in the second round.
UNC MEN 7TH — The UNC men’s golf team fired a 3-over-par 291 and stands in seventh place after the second round of the Seminole Intercollegiate.
The Tar Heels have a 2-over 578 total going into today’s final round. Sophomore Brandon Dalinka led UNC on Saturday as he fired a 2-under-par 70.
DUKE 12, TOWSON 4 — Freshman attackman Case Matheis scored a career-high three goals and had two assists, while sophomore goalkeeper Kyle Turri made a career-best 15 saves as No. 17 Duke beat Towson 12-4 on Saturday at Koskinen Stadium.
The Blue Devils (5-4) never trailed in the contest after scoring the first four goals of the afternoon. Tallies by David Lawson, Bill Conners, Matheis and Henry Lobb pushed Duke to a 4-1 lead at halftime.
UNC 17, GEORGETOWN 11 — Junior Abbey Friend scored five goals and added an assist to lead the third-ranked North Carolina women’s lacrosse team to a 17-11 win over eighth-ranked Georgetown at Fetzer Field.
The Tar Heels improved to 7-1 on the season with the win, while the Hoyas fell to 5-2.