SHELBY, N.C. ---North Carolina opens the final week of the 2014 regular season Tuesday with a visit to Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium to face Gardner-Webb at 6 p.m. Carolina is 30-21 on the year after a 5-4 win over Florida State on Sunday. GWU is 23-26 following a sweep of William & Mary last weekend. The game, which will serve as a fundraiser for the American Legion World Series held annually in Shelby, is the first home game for Gardner-Webb against UNC since the two teams began playing one another in 2004.
AT A GLANCE
Records: North Carolina 30-21, Gardner-Webb 23-26
Rankings: Both teams are unranked.
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|Carolina Probable Starter||Gardner-Webb Probable Starter|
|Tuesday • 6 p.m.||RHP Taylore Cherry (So., 1-2, 3.73 ERA)||RHP Jeremy Walker (Fr., 3-1, 2.57 ERA)|
CAROLINA-GARDNER-WEBB SERIES HISTORY
• North Carolina is 10-1 all-time against Gardner-Webb.
• Tuesday will mark Gardner-Webb's first home game in the series. The previous 11 meetings have come at Boshamer Stadium.
• UNC beat the Runnin' Bulldogs on March 12 in Chapel Hill, 7-1. Luis Paula went 6.0 innings and allowed one run on four hits to get the win.
• Carolina and GWU met for the first time in 2004 and have played at least once in every season since then.
• GWU's lone win over Carolina came in 2012, a 7-4 decision in Chapel Hill.
• UNC won 12-0 in 2013 as Trent Thornton took a no-hitter into the eighth of what proved to be a combined one-hitter with Luis Paula and Reilly Hovis.
• Mike Fox got overall career win No. 1,000 in a 10-3 win over Gardner-Webb in 2009.