6th Ranked Heels fall to Liberty
After sweeping Virginia on the road, the Tar Heels found themselves back in the friendly confines of The Bosh on Wednesday. However, Liberty defeated Carolina 5-3 in baseball spoiling the team's homecoming.
Tyler Cox drove in 2 runs to lead the Flames to victory. Chris Munnelly went 5 innings giving up 2 earned runs on the night. Michael Russell drove in the only runs of the night for Carolina going 2 for 3 with 2 rbi. Jacob Stallings and Cody Stubbs each had 2 hits.
The game went back and forth and was tied at 2 going to the 8th when Liberty brought one run home followed by 2 in the ninth. Carolina rallied in the bottom of the ninth but were only able to bring home one run.
The loss ended a 5 game winning streak for North Carolina who will look to rebound with a three game series against Georgia Tech starting on Friday. Carolina's next 11 games will be at home.