By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — Carolina’s margin for error is still small but the path to a regional title became more realistic Sunday afternoon. Needing three victories to win the Chapel Hill Regional, the Tar Heels held off a ninth-inning Georgia rally to eliminate the Bulldogs with a 6–5 victory at Boshamer Stadium and…
CHAPEL HILL — Missed calls and missed opportunities have North Carolina facing a rough road to the Chapel Hill Regional title. And now they’ll miss their head coach for two games. After a pair of questionable umpire decisions ended early Tar Heels scoring threats, repeated failures with runners on base helped Virginia Commonwealth pull out a 4–3 victory Saturday night before 3,843 fans at Boshamer Stadium to extend the Rams’ win streak to 17 and end UNC’s streak at eight.
CHAPEL HILL — Underdog Hofstra was no match for Carolina’s power-driven offense Friday. Mac Horvath hit two of the Tar Heels’ five home runs as they rolled to a 15–4 win over the Pride in the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional opener for their eighth consecutive win and 13th last 14 games.
CHAPEL HILL — “That’s freakin’ awesome.” It’s become a common way for UNC coach Scott Forbes to describe the Tar Heels’ many baseball wins since the exam break. The ACC champions head into the Chapel Hill Regional this weekend with wins in seven consecutive games and 12 of their last 13.
How do you explain the dominance of Carolina women’s soccer over the years? ESPN will try to do that in an hourlong documentary, “Hidden Dynasty: The Story of Carolina Women’s Soccer,” that premieres on ACC Network on June 23 at 8 p.m.
By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — For the 12th time in program history, North Carolina will be an NCAA regional host, with play starting Friday at Boshamer Stadium. Joining the No. 10 overall seed and No. 1 regional seed Tar Heels (38–19) will be No. 2 regional seed Georgia (35–21), No. 3-seed VCU (40–18) and…
Carolina’s incredible 35-day run from 8–13 in the ACC with five consecutive league series losses to conference champion is complete. And the Tar Heels capped it with complete domination. The unstoppable No. 8-seed Tar Heels won their seventh consecutive game, beating No. 10-seed N.C. State 9–5 in the ACC Tournament championship game Sunday in Charlotte for their first league title since 2019. UNC (38–19) is playing like a runaway train and flattened the Wolfpack (35–21), which came into the game with lots of momentum.
It was a perfect finish to a perfect season and a perfect 24th birthday for Sam Geiersbach. No. 1-ranked and No. 1 seed Carolina used a late 4–1 run on its way to a 12–11 victory over Boston College in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Field to earn the Tar Heels’ third national championship and first since 2016. UNC (22–0) avenged a national semifinal loss last season to Boston College, which won the NCAA title. The Eagles finished 19–4, with three of those losses to the Tar Heels.
By R.L. Bynum CHARLOTTE — North Carolina hasn’t made an ACC baseball tournament championship game since Danny Serretti’s freshman season. The fourth-year junior shortstop started UNC on its way there with his two-run, two-out double in the three-run eighth inning. That helped propel the Tar Heels to their sixth consecutive win, 7–2, Saturday in the…
It doesn’t seem to matter who the red-hot Carolina baseball team faces, the Tar Heels are going to take care of business. And they’re doing it convincingly and got one of the best pitching performances by a Tar Heel in recent memory on Friday. Against Virginia Tech, the No. 2-ranked team in the country, UNC poured on the offense early with four home runs in the first four innings and rolled to a 10–0 Friday win in Charlotte to earn a trip to the ACC Tournament semifinals.
Put this one in the Carolina sports history books alongside the 1974 men’s basketball rally from eight points down with 17 seconds left against Duke. In one of the most amazing comebacks in UNC sports history, the unbeaten No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seed Tar Heels erased an eight-goal third-quarter deficit to take an incredible 15–14 victory over No. 4-seed Northwestern in the NCAA women’s lacrosse national semifinals Friday at Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Field in Baltimore.
For the first time in three offseasons, Coach Courtney Banghart won’t bring in any transfers at a time when hundreds of players are switching schools. With her Carolina women’s basketball team projected by ESPN to be in the top 10 next season, the Tar Heels have all the talent they need after last season’s Sweet 16 run.