CHAPEL HILL, NC (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Virginia put the tying run on base in the top of the ninth inning, but Tanner Morris flied out to center field to end the game as the Cavaliers fell to North Carolina 5-4 Sunday afternoon.
With two outs in the ninth, Cam Simmons was hit by a pitch and Nic Kent collected his third hit of the day to put two on before Morris made the final out in the game.
Kent went 3-5 with a double to lead the Cavaliers. Brendan Rivoli was the only other Virginia player with multiple hits. He reached base three times and scored twice.
In a shakeup to the line-up, Simmons was moved to the leadoff spot for the first time this season. Morris dropped to third, followed by Zack Geloff in the clean-up spot and Rivoli batting fifth.
Jackson Hesterlee hit a two-out, two-run home run for Carolina in the bottom of the fourth to put the Tar Heels up for good. That made it a 3-2 game.
Mike Vasil struggled on the mound, giving up three runs on six hits a a walk. Vasil struck out just one batter. Devin Ortiz was charged with one unearned run on four hits in two innings of relief. Riley Wilson, Andrew Abbott and Kyle Whitten combined to pitch the final 2.1 innings of relief, allowing just one base runner.