Diamond Heels get swept at Virginia

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The UNC baseball program couldn’t end their losing streak this weekend, suffering a sweep at the hands of a very good Virginia team.

After the UNC baseball team snapped Campbell University’s 12-game winning streak, they found themselves in the wrath of the No. 11 ranked Cavaliers. Virginia, currently 31-10 with a home record of 23-2, took all three games this weekend finishing off the sweep including a comeback on Saturday night.

The UNC baseball team did fight hard in two of the three games, losing the first meeting 4-2 and losing the second match-up 11-7 in extra innings. They struggled in the final game of the series on Sunday, losing 10 to 3, suffering their fifth straight three-game series loss.

In the first game of the series, Max Carlson pitched 6.2 innings, giving up three runs and four walks with four strikeouts. Brandon Schaeffer was on the mound in game two, pitching in five innings, giving up three runs, zero walks, and three strikeouts. The final game was a hitting party for the Cavaliers with UNC going to their bullpen early after Kyle Mott gave up six runs in 1.1 innings pitched.

UNC now has an away record of 3-11 and a 8-13 record in ACC play as we hit the stretch run. This hasn’t been the most fruitful start of the season, but with a month still to go before the Atlantic Coastal Conference tournament, the Diamond Heels can finish strong.

The UNC baseball team is set to take on 26-12 Liberty University Tuesday. The good thing for UNC is that this is a home game, where they have a record of 20-5. Liberty has also struggled on the road with an away record of 9-7.

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