No. 2 Tar Heels Trip Up Tribe, 10-2

Right fielder Tim Fedroff went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and four RBI, and No. 2 North Carolina scored nine times over the first four innings en route to a 10-2 win over William & Mary Tuesday at Carys USA Baseball National Training Complex. The Tar Heels (8-1) pounded out 16 hits and limited the Tribe (7-3) to just five.

Fedroff singled to lead off the game, drove in a run in the second on a sacrifice fly and hit his third home run of the season in the fourth. The three hits and three RBI were both season highs. Additionally, shortstop Garrett Gore, who had two RBI, first baseman Dustin Ackley, third baseman Chad Flack and left fielder Ben Bunting had two hits apiece for Carolina, which had 10 different players hit safely in the game.

Ackley, who was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, extended his hitting streak to 13 games, and second baseman Kyle Seager hit safely for the fifth straight game.

Freshman right-hander Matt Harvey (1-0) picked up the win in a predetermined staff outing. The Mystic, Conn., native went four innings, struck out five and allowed two runs, one earned , on three hits and two walks. The bullpen took over from there and allowed just two hits over five shutout innings. Rob Wooten went two innings, followed by scoreless stints for Patrick Johnson, Tyler Trice, Brian Moran and Bryant Gaines.

Tribe starter Cody Winslow (1-1) was tagged for seven runs on eight hits and two walks in three-plus innings. First baseman Mike Sheridan had two hits to lead William & Mary offensively.

The Tar Heels scored in each of their first four trips to the plate, tallying nine runs in the process. In the first, Fedroff singled to left center, took third when Tribe center fielder Ben Guez misplayed his base hit and scored on an RBI groundout by Gore for the first run of the day.

After a pair of walks to open the Tar Heel half of the second, Bunting drove in the first run of the inning with a single to left center, and Fedroff followed with a one-out sacrifice fly to drive in his first run of the day and give the Tar Heels a 3-0 advantage.

Ackley then led off the third with a triple off the wall in left center, and catcher Tim Federowicz immediately picked up the RBI with a sac fly to center field.

William & Mary got on the board in the fourth when Sheridan singled and scored on a double by catcher Tim Park, who scored the second run on a UNC throwing error.

After the Tribe cut the lead to just two, the Tar Heels pushed across five runs in the fourth to break the game open. Following a Mark Fleury single, Fedroff roped a 3-1 pitch from Winslow out to left center for a 6-2 UNC lead and his third home run of the season. A single by Gore and back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Seager, who flew out to right to drive in the third run of the inning. Flack followed with a single to shallow center to drive in a run, and the second hit of the day for Bunting and a Seth Williams RBI fielder's choice gave UNC a 9-2 lead.

Carolina added a 10th run in the eighth when pinch hitter Ryan Graepel doubled just inside the third base bag and scored on an RBI single to right by Gore.

The Tar Heels are back in action this weekend at Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. Game times are 3 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.


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