Final Score: #10 North Carolina 8, VCU 2
Location: Boshamer Stadium (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Records: VCU 6-6, North Carolina 10-3
The Short Story: Riding a four-game winning streak, the VCU Rams would churn out nine hits and two runs against the North Carolina Tar Heels on Tuesday afternoon. However, UNC popped off for eight runs and defeated the Black & Gold by a final score of 8-2. Michael Dailey went five innings in his second loss of the season.
- Logan Farrar and Daane Berezo each collected two hits apiece, as Farrar also chipped in with an RBI.
- Alex Gransback finished the day 1-for-4, as he brought in the Rams second and final run with his RBI single.
- Daane Berezo and Zac Ching each collected a pair of hits apiece on the game.
- Dylan Isquirdo added a double on the afternoon, VCU's only extra base hit on the game.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Tar Heels got on the board quickly, scoring four runs through the first four innings before scoring three runs in the fifth to take a 7-0 lead.
- The Rams would get their first hit in the bottom of the third by Zac Ching, and would have it followed up by a single by Daane Berezo. However, the Rams wouldn't cash in, leaving things scoreless in their run column.
- A double by Dylan Isquirdo and a walk from Paul Witt set runners up again in the top of the fourth, but could not capitalize.
- Ben Nelson would come on in relief of starter Michael Dailey in the sixth, and pitch a scoreless inning of work.
- The Black & Gold would finally get on the board in the top of the seventh inning, as VCU would work the bases loaded with a hit by pitch, a walk, and a Ching single.
- Farrar and Gransback would be the recipients of RBI's, as each of them would hustle out infield singles to cut the UNC lead to 7-2.
- North Carolina would add on a run in the bottom of the seventh to push their lead back up to six, 8-2.
- Luke Crabb tossed a clean eighth inning, but the Rams couldn't make up the deficit in the ninth, falling 8-2.
VCU will return to action tomorrow, Wednesday, March 8 as they will take on the Norfolk State Spartans at The Diamond. First pitch for the matchup is scheduled for 3 p.m. The Rams defeated the Spartans by a final score of 8-3 last Wednesday.