CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina centerfielder Chaz Frank had three RBIs and one run in the first two innings as the top-ranked Tar Heels routed No. 35 Coastal Carolina 7-1 Monday.
Coastal scored its lone run in the fourth inning after Ted Blackman and Colin Hering each singled to put runners on the corners. Brian Pruett was credited with an RBI as he reached on an error.
The Tar Heels strung together only eight hits, but those hits were timely as Chanticleer pitchers walked six and CCU’s defense committed four errors.
The CCU bullpen combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings but was victim to an error in the seventh to give that run back for a 6-1 lead. With one out, Colin Moran reached on an error, took second on a wild pitch and was on third after a passed ball. Syke Bolt snuck a ball past a drawn-in infield to drive in Moran. Another Chanticleer error in the eighth inning led to North Carolina’s seventh run of the game.
Chris Suseck led Coastal with two hits. Tyler Poole (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing five hits and three runs (two earned) in two-plus innings pitched.
The teams will meet again in Chapel Hill on April 16 at 6 pm.
High school boys lacrosse
• (At) Socastee 12, Carolina Forest 1 | Socastee played its first ever game against an opponent from Horry County.
Nick Boriello had four goals and four assists, Jiovany Rendon had two goals and two assists, and the Braves rolled to a victory over first-year program Carolina Forest.
“We moved the ball well,” Socastee coach Matt Fox said. “We had a lot of scoring opportunities off of picks and backside cuts, which is how we want to run our offense. Defensively, we played solid and communicated well. Overall, we have some things to work on; but it was a good game against a brand new opponent. We look forward to playing more games within the county for years to come.”
Wayne Bauerle and Clay Byers each had one goal and one assist, and JoJo Richards, Rovy Haynes, Conor O’Brien and Daquon Brown had one goal each for the Braves. Meanwhile, Tim Young recorded one assist. Goalkeeper Joe Williams had three saves, and Austin Bolinger recorded two saves.
“Really good leadership by my goalie Joe Williams,” Fox said. “I had a lot of young guys that stepped up, some sophomores and a few juniors, both on the offensive and defensive side. My two scoring leaders worked hard to distribute the ball. At the midfield play, we did a good job of playing man-to-man defense.”
The Braves (1-0) will host Academic Magnet on Saturday at noon.