February 21, 2013
Tar Heels ready to take on Stony Brook
UNC Athletic Communications/John Gwaltney
No. 1 North Carolina will host Stony
Brook this weekend as the Tar Heels continue their
seven-game homestand to open the season.
The Tar Heels are coming off a 3-0
weekend with a pair of wins over Seton Hall and a 7-1 win over
Coastal Carolina on Monday.
Stony Brook enters the weekend 0-3
after getting swept at FIU last weekend. The Seawolves are coming
off the school's first College World Series appearance in 2012.
Friday's meeting will be the seventh between the two clubs and the
third weekend series in Chapel Hill.
Carolina holds a 6-0 advantage in the series.
The last time the clubs met was the third series of the 2011
season when Carolina took all three from Stony Brook - 5-1, 18-4 and
The teams also played early in the 2007 season when Carolina held
the Seawolves to five runs in the weekend series.
Early Season Success
Carolina has racked up the wins early in the season throughout
the years and especially under head coach Mike Fox.
Since Fox took over prior to the 1999 season the Tar Heels are
100-14 before March 1.
The Tar Heels have been even better at home during the stretch
posting a .918 winning percentage (78-7) at home before March 1
Bolt Off To Hot Start
Freshman outfielder Skye Bolt entered
Carolina as one of the top prospects in the country and the
Woodstock, Ga., native has lived up to the reputation through the
Bolt is leading the Tar Heels with the bat
so far with a .667/.833/.714 slash line through
the first three games. Bolt also leads the ACC in batting average
and on base percentage.
Johnson To Miss Start
One of the returning rotation members will
miss his scheduled start this week as a precaution.
Junior left-hander Hobbs Johnson left his
start Monday after four and a third innings of work due to forearm
Johnson had been battling occasional
tightness in the preseason but is expected to miss only one or two
starts as a result.
Munnelly Gets The Call
TALK ABOUT THE DIAMOND HEELS IN THE DUGOUT
Stony Brook (0-3)
North Carolina (3-0)
February 22-24, 2013
Boshamer Stadium (4,100)
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Friday, February 22
SB: RHP Brandon McNitt
(Jr. 0-0 7.20 ERA)
UNC: LHP Kent Emanuel
(Jr. 1-0 0.00 ERA)
Saturday, February 23
SB: RHP Frankie Vanderka
(Jr. 0-0 0.00 ERA)
UNC: RHP Benton Moss
(So. 1-0 1.80 ERA)
Sunday, February 24
SB: LHP Daniel Zamora
(Fr. 0-1 1.50 ERA)
UNC: RHP Chris Munnelly
(Sr. 0-0 0.00 ERA)
MORE ON STONY BROOK
Senior right-hander Chris Munnelly will be called
upon to make the spot start for the Tar
Heels on Sunday.
The start will be the 33rd of Munnelly's career
after starting eight games a freshman, 14 as a sophomore and 10 a year
The Winston-Salem, N.C., native made an
appearance out of the bullpen on Monday and
delivered a 1-2-3 inning with a punch out.
Emanuel Continues Dominance
Junior left-hander Kent Emanuel did something no
other Tar Heel had ever done last Friday when he became the first
pitcher in UNC history to throw a shutout in the season opener.
Emanuel held Seton Hall in check all night long
as he surrendered just four singles and
struck out five batters over his nine innings of work.
The Pirates managed just one runner past second
base in the contest as Emanuel recorded his second career shutout.
The shutout was the first thrown by a Carolina
pitcher since Emanuel closed the door on
Texas in the 2011 College World Series.
Emanuel lowered his career ERA to 2.06, the
sixth-lowest mark in school history.
The Woodstock, Ga., native needs six strikeouts
to reach the 200 mark for his career.
Talk about it in The Dugout
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