CHAPEL HILL - Following a 3-2 ten-inning loss on Saturday night, the USF baseball team dropped two more tight contests, 2-1 and 5-3 in a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium.
In game one, the Tar Heels (7-0) scored both of their runs in the first inning against senior righty starter Alec Wisely who was plagued by five walks and two hit batters.
Junior Jordan Santos singled in the third, stole second and later scored on a Kyle Phillips base hit to get the Bulls on the board, but UNC’s Tyler Baum struck out a career-high 12 batters and kept the USF bats silent the rest of the way.
In game two, the Bulls built a 3-1 lead in the top of the third only to have the Tar Heels rally and tie it off redshirt junior starter Dylan Burns in the bottom half.
Tied 3-3 in the eighth, USF put runners on second and third with one out after back-to-back singles by Santos and Phillips. When senior Joe Genord sent a fly ball to center, Santos attempted to tag and score the go-ahead run but was gunned down on a perfect throw.
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In the bottom of the eighth, reliever Ben Koff allowed a walk and a two-run homer to give UNC the three-game sweep.
USF returns home on Tuesday night to host No. 13 Florida State.