Vance Honeycutt makes history early in ACC Championship Game

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The UNC baseball program is red hot right now, winning 14 of their last 16 games to reach the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game on Sunday. During the game, freshman Vance Honeycutt made some history early on.

Honeycutt hit a two-run home run in the first inning to give UNC a 2-1 lead and then followed it up with a three-run shot in the bottom of the second to extend the lead to 8-1. In the process, Honeycutt reached the 20+ home run and 20+ steals milestone, becoming the first freshman in NCAA history to do so in the BBCOR since 2011.

MLB.com and UNC writer Pat James pointed out the stat on Sunday:

Honeycutt has been fantastic in his first season with the Diamond Heels after being selected in the 20th round of the MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants a year ago. And UNC is happy that he decided to head to Chapel Hill instead of the pros.

The Tar Heels are in line to host a regional this week in the postseason.

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