Diamond Heels take down Hofstra in opener

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After a remarkable Atlantic Coastal Conference tournament win, 10th ranked UNC (38-19) found themselves hosting a regional game in the NCAA tournament with their first match up against Hofstra University (30-21-0).

Both teams got on the board in the first inning with Hofstra hitting a home run and Mac Horvath blasting one to left field to even the score at 1-1. UNC held Hofstra in check for the second and third inning, while Horvath’s bat stayed hot, torching another ball for a homer this time bringing Angel Zarate home in the process and giving UNC a 3-1 lead.

UNC kept things going, scoring again in the 4th and 5th inning to give them a 5-1 lead. Hofstra would eventually get on the board again in the sixth inning to give them their second point of the game, but UNC domination just continued.

After a scoreless sixth inning, UNC exploded in the seventh with seven runs including a three-run homer by Vance Honeycutt. The extra insurance would be more than enough as UNC tacked on two more and held Hofstra to just one more run to win 15-4.

After a masterclass win, UNC will look to keep their National Championship hopes alive with a match-up against the winner of VCU( 40-18) vs Georgia (35-21) on Saturday night.

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