Luis Paula will get the start vs. the Mountaineers.
Luis Paula will get the start vs. the Mountaineers.
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No. 12 Carolina Hosts West Virginia Wednesday
Release: 03/18/2014

CHAPEL HILL --- No. 12 North Carolina will host West Virginia in an added game Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. Tuesday's game against Princeton was canceled due to lingering inclement weather in the area, necessitating the impromptu matchup between the Tar Heels and Mountaineers. Fans with tickets for Tuesday's game or any other previously canceled game can exchange them Wednesday at the Boshamer box office.

In addition to Wednesday's game, there has been a time change for Friday's series opener against Georgia Tech. That game, which was originally scheduled for 7 p.m., will now begin at 5. Tickets are available at

• North Carolina is 7-1 all-time against West Virginia, including a 2-0 record against the Mountaineers under Mike Fox.
• UNC and WVU first met in 1914, but have not played since 2000.
• Carolina swept a two-game series against the Mountaineers in 2000, winning 4-3 and 6-0 in Chapel Hill. • WVU's lone win came in 1994. The Tar Heels won the first two games of a three-game set before West Virginia won the finale, 12-4.

• Carolina won a road series for the first time March 14-16 in College Park, Md., taking two of three games against Maryland.
• Behind seven shutout innings from Trent Thornton and two more from Reilly Hovis, the Tar Heels scored their second shutout of the year in the series opener, 7-0. Tom Zengel hit two home runs to fuel the Carolina offense against Terp starter Jake Stinnett, who had not allowed an extra-base hit in 2014 prior to Friday.
• Maryland evened the series with a 3-2 win on Saturday when Charlie White singled home the winning run in the ninth. Zach Rice allowed his first run of the year to take the loss in relief.
• Carolina scored four times in the ninth to break open a close rubber game and give Zac Gallen his second win of the year with a 9-4 victory. Chris McCue got the final eight outs for his league-leading seventh save of the year in as many chances.


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