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Tar Heels beat Hokies in ACC championship

JOEDY McCREARY, AP Sports Writer • May 26, 2013 at 3:50 PM

DURHAM, N.C. — Skye Bolt drove in two runs and North Carolina beat Virginia Tech 4-1 on Sunday in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

Taylore Cherry worked five solid innings in his first career start to help the top-seeded Tar Heels (52-8) earn their sixth ACC baseball tournament title but just their second since 1990.

North Carolina claimed its 19th straight victory against the Hokies (38-20) and denied them their first conference title since they won the Atlantic-10 tournament in 2000.

The Tar Heels finished up with an exhausting 4-0 record this week in Durham, and the middle two wins lasted a combined 32 innings. They needed 14 innings to beat Clemson on Friday night and 18 to defeat rival North Carolina State in a game that ended just before 2 a.m. Sunday — roughly 11 hours before the title game.

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