Virginia Splits Twinbill in Chapel Hill
CHAPEL HILL, Nc. (CBS19 SPORTS)-- No. 17 Virginia (14-1, 2-1 ACC) extended its win streak to 14 games with an 8-4 win over No. 14 North Carolina (12-5, 1-2 ACC) in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday (March 11). The Tar Heels salvaged the series with a 6-0 win in the nightcap, the first win against UVA their last seven tries.
In game one, Virginia overcame a 3-0 deficit, its largest of the season to clinch the series. The Cavaliers scored eight-straight runs between the fifth and eighth innings. North Carolina became the first team to hold Virginia without a run this season and UVA matched a season-low with five hits in game two.
The win in game one of the nightcap was the sixth in-a-row against the Tar Heels, the longest win streak in the series for Virginia since winning six-straight from 1913-15. The Cavaliers started the 2023 season winning its first 14 games for the second-straight year. UVA also suffered its first loss last season losing the second game of a doubleheader on the road.
Virginia will return home on Tuesday to host George Washington in a non-conference tilt. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Disharoon Park.