UCLA Handles North Carolina 8-5

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The University of California Los Angeles right-hander James Kaprielian gave the Bruins six innings, allowing four runs and struck out seven to beat the No. 17 University of North Carolina Tar Heels 8-5 in an error filled contest on Friday afternoon at Jay Bergman Field in Orlando, Fla. The series was moved to Orlando because of inclement weather. Still game time temperatures in the 50’s and breezy it did not feel much like Florida.

North Carolina committed six errors, to go along with four wild pitches and one passed ball.  UCLA was charged with five errors of their own. The game took almost four hours to complete.

Luke Persico led North Carolina with three hits and two RBI. Kevin Kramer and Ty Moore chipped in with two hits each.

Tar Heels starter Benton Moss struck out seven in 3 2/3 innings of work and allowed four hits and two earned runs. Moss was consistently 92-94 MPH with his fast ball and touched 96 on occasion, no doubt impressing the 30 or so scouts in attendance with his velocity.

Tyler Ramirez and Skye Bolt each homered for the Tar Heels.

The Bruins and Tar Heels will play again tomorrow at 11:00am


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Don is a lifelong baseball fan and that life is getting pretty long. He makes his living at home in New Port Richey, Florida. A Tampa native he served as a fantasy correspondent for ESPN for the Tampa Bay Rays, back when they were called the Devil Rays. He loves college baseball, Tampa sports and follows them both with unrivaled passion. Don is also a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and his work has been featured on a number of baseball, sports, business and financial venues.