Tar Heel Baseball Tops Cavs, 3-2
April 18, 1999
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Ryan Snare pitched his second consecutive complete game, allowing six hits and striking out 10, as North Carolina defeated Virginia, 3-2, Saturday night at Boshamer Stadium. With the win, Carolina improves to 32-8, 7-7 in the ACC. Virginia fell to 15-26, 5-11 ACC.
Snare (4-2), who entered the game having not allowed an earned run in his last four appearances, allowed six singles and walked three batters. He allowed a leadoff single in the top of the first and did not allow another hit until the top of the sixth. The Cavaliers scored two runs, one of which was earned, in the sixth, snapping Snare*s streak of not allowing an earned run at 23.1 innings. Snare also pitched a complete game in his last outing, a 4-2 at Maryland Apr. 10.
Casey Kennedy (2-5) took the loss for Virginia, allowing all three Tar Heel runs and 10 hits.
The Tar Heels grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third when Clay Hooper beat out a hit on a squeeze bunt with the bases loaded that scored Chris LaMarsh.
Virginia took a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth. Robbie Marvin led off with a single to leftfield, took second on an error by UNC first baseman Ryan Earey and scored on Hunter Wyant’s single. After a walk and a single loaded the bases, Mark Rueffert drove in Wyant with a single to center.
UNC tied the score at 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth. Tyrell Godwin led off and legged out a double to right center. He advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jarrett Shearin.
Carolina took a 3-2 lead in the seventh when Rob Miano singled, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Wes Reynolds and scored on a single by Dan Moylan.
Carolina and Virginia play the third game of their weekend series Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium.