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Tar Heels jump on Chase Burns early, hold on late for big win at Wake Forest

At The Ballpark

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — As much as North Carolina and head coach Scott Forbes didn’t want to make Friday night’s game against Wake Forest about beating Chase Burns, no one would’ve blamed them if they did.

Six starts into his Demon Deacon career, the Tennessee transfer had been nearly untouchable, striking out 68 (49.3 K%) and yielding just 19 hits and eight runs in 37 1/3 innings. All of that production had come in the No. 2 spot. But as a regular-reason record crowd of 3,514 fans poured into David F. Couch Ballpark, no one – except[…]

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