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UNC wins first ACC title since 2013 with 10-2 win over Georgia Tech

Lauren Brownlow, WRALSportsFan columnist/reporterMay 27, 2019

North Carolina did not go into the ACC Tournament as the hottest team, but they ended it as ACC champions as they crushed Georgia Tech in the championship game, 10-2.

The Tar Heels won their first ACC Tournament since 2013 by squeaking by Virginia 3-2, the coming back form a 5-0 deficit against Miami to reach the semifinals before taking care of their final two opponents on Saturday and Sunday by a combined score of 24-6.

Georgia Tech’s one run was its lowest total since March 2.

Georgia Tech took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on a throwing error by North Carolina, but the Yellow Jackets would not get a hit again until the ninth inning.

In the sixth, North Carolina got two two-run home runs to take a 5-1 lead, the first from Michael Sabato and the second from Ashton McGee.

In the top of the ninth, Brandon Martorano added three more with yet another home run and made the score 10-1.

Freshman Connor Ollio was the starter for North Carolina but lasted just 2.1 innings. The North Carolina relief was what got them through as Hansen Butler went 2.2 innings and didn’t allow a hit.

Joey Lancellotti nearly closed out the game but allowed his first two hits of the NCAA Tournament in the bottom of the ninth. Tyler Baum came in to close things out.

There was a brief rally in the ninth for the Yellow Jackets to take on a run, but that was it.

North Carolina will now wait and see if they’ve done enough to sneak into a host spot for the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

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