CHAPEL HILL — Benton Moss improved to 4-0 and Zack Gahagan matched a career high with four RBIs as No. 22 North Carolina beat No. 15 Miami 10-3 Sunday afternoon in the series finale at Boshamer Stadium. Joe Dudek had two doubles and scored three times for the Tar Heels, who improved to 16-11 and 6-6 in the ACC. Miami got two more hits from Johnny Ruiz but fell to 20-9 and 8-4 in the league.
Moss allowed just one earned run on six hits in six-plus innings and got more than enough support from the Carolina lineup. The Tar Heels scored twice in each of the first two frames before breaking it open with a five-run third. All nine UNC starters had at least one hit and five drove in runs, led by Gahagan and Dudek.
Jason Morgan worked the final 2.1 innings without allowing a hit to seal the win for the hosts, who avoided their first sweep at Boshamer Stadium since 2010.
Enrique Sosa (3-3) gave up hits to the first three batters of the game and was done for the day with two gone in the third. Dudek’s double over the third base bag made it 6-2 and chased Sosa, who was replaced by Derik Beauprez. Beauprez walked all three men he faced and Gahagan’s two-run single off Sam Abrams capped the Tar Heel scoring in the inning.
It was the second consecutive strong outing for Moss, who moved into fourth in school history in career strikeouts Sunday. The senior from Enfield, North Carolina, fanned four Hurricanes and now has 290 as a Tar Heel, passing Michael Hoog and Kent Emanuel on the all-time list.
Carolina starts a four-game road swing Tuesday when the Tar Heels travel to Elon for a 6:30 p.m. start.