After 13 innings and seven pitchers, North Carolina prevailed in a 12-11 victory against Florida Atlantic on Tuesday morning.
CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina pitchers came to coach Mike Fox, he said on Tuesday morning, and told him they were ready.
“All these guys come to us, obviously, and say, ‘I’ve got an inning,’” Fox said. “Or, ‘I’ve got a batter.’ And that’s what some of them got. So they’re competitors. They want to go out.”
After the best regular season in school history, and after winning the ACC tournament last week, the Tar Heels on Monday night and Tuesday morning were faced with the reality that their season could end at any moment. UNC eventually defeated Florida Atlantic in 13 innings – a 12-11 victory that will be remembered by people who watched it as one of the wildest and craziest they’d ever seen.