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ACC Baseball Tournament: UNC Will Use Recent Hot Streak to Go Deep into Tourney

Published by on May 22, 2012

The North Carolina Tar Heels (42-13, 22-8 ACC) are the hottest team in the ACC coming into the conference tournament, and they'll use their current 13-game winning streak to go deep into this year's bracket. As if the Tar Heels needed more confidence, nine of those 13 wins have come against division opponents.

They won't enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed, though, as that honor belongs to Florida State. But you can bet the Heels have a chip on their shoulder because of it.

UNC has its superior pitching staff to look to for its success. Their team ERA of 2.61 leads the conference, and Miami is a distant second at 2.93.

The future didn't always look this bright for North Carolina, though, as it was swept by the Hurricanes on the weekend of April 8. That was the turning point of its season. UNC went 19-4 following the sweep and has its sights set on an ACC tournament victory.

The one question that the Tar Heels faced for most of the season was of the caliber of their hitting. Their bats seem to have come alive at the perfect time, though, with the offense putting up double figures ...

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