North Carolina righthander Tyler Baum (Aaron Fitt)


Durham Dispatches: Electric Baum, Lancellotti Lead UNC Past UVa.

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Electric Tyler Baum, Joey Lancellotti lead UNC to big bounceback win
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DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina couldn’t have played much worse during the final two games of its home series against NC State last weekend, giving away far too many free bases via defensive mistakes and walks while getting outscored 22-2 over two games. But the Tar Heels looked like a completely different team in Wednesday’s 3-2 win in 10 innings against Virginia. They played error-free defense, and flame-throwers Tyler Baum and Joey Lancellotti combined to issue just two walks and hit one batter over 10 strong innings of work.

I thought it was a terrific game. The key for us is not making mistakes and limiting our walks and that gives us a chance,” UNC coach Mike Fox said. “So we had a chance.”

The Tar Heels did an excellent job of resetting after those two rough games against the Wolfpack, and they maintained their focus and poise throughout Tuesday’s game, including a number of pressure-packed situations with Virginia runners on base. …

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