Diamond Heels hold off Charlotte late to earn win

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After six days off, the UNC baseball program (25-17) picked up where they left off with a nail-biting 4-3 win against the Charlotte 49ers (28-17).

The game started with a 20 minute rain delay followed by a hot start for the Tar Heels. After making quick work of the 49ers in the first inning, UNC got on the board with a Mac Horvath home-run. Charlotte fought back in the second inning with a home-run by left fielder Will Butcher, bringing another player home in the process. UNC tied it right back up in the third inning with Horvath hitting his second home run.

As the game progressed, both teams stayed neck to neck with the Diamond Heels’ Vance Honeycutt reaching home plate off a Danny Serretti single and Cam Fisher hitting a home run for the 49ers. The game would need extra innings going into the 10th tied up 3-3. After UNC was able to get out of the top of the 10th with a runner on base, Tomas Frick came up with a clutch double, bringing Holbrook home for a Diamond Heels victory.

This was a much needed win for the Diamond Heels as they are set to play a a tough series against the NC State Wolf Pack (29-13). This will be a test for the Diamond Heels as they struggle on the road with an away record of 3-11. They seem to be clicking at the right time of the season as they are looking to make a late push in the Atlantic Coastal Conference.

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