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May 28, 2011
Uncertainty ended one of the longest days in ACC Baseball Championship history Saturday morning. After one of the latest starts in league championship history, the North Carolina-Wake Forest game was suspended in the top of the seventh inning at 1:55 a.m. with the Tar Heels leading 5-0. The contest started nine minutes after midnight following a day of weather delays.
The game will be completed on Saturday afternoon following the completion of the Clemson vs. NC State game. The complete order of games to be played on Saturday, May 28 can be found here.
North Carolina starter Patrick Johnson was working on a no-hitter through six innings when the rains came again. The senior struck out seven Deacons and ran his streak of consecutive scoreless innings to 15.
The Tar Heels hit a season-high three home runs, all over the Blue Monster in left field. Greg Holt hit his second homer of the season in the fourth with one runner on, while Levi Michael and Jesse Wierzbicki hit their fifth and seventh home runs respectively in the fifth.
North Carolina took a 1-0 lead in the first on a Michael single and a double by Wierzbicki, a line drive fair by inches down the third-base line.
Wake Forest ran themselves out of a potential big inning in the first. Johnson walked two batters in the stanza but Pat Blair was picked off first and Steven Brooks was thrown out stealing. Brooks was 30-of-32 in stolen base attempts prior to the game.