CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Three North Carolina pitchers combined to allow Clemson just five hits and two runs as North Carolina defeated the top-ranked Tigers 5-2 Sunday.
Chris Elmore (3-0) gave up two runs on three hits while striking out three and walking five to take the win. Derrick DePriest took the hill in the ninth and struck out two in registering his sixth save.
The Tar Heels grabbed four runs on eight hits by the fourth inning for the early advantage. Adam Greenberg and Dan Moylan led off the game with back-to-back singles and both later scored for a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
North Carolina added runs in the third and fourth innings to lead 4-0. Matt McCay singled home Tyrell Godwin in the third, and Moylan's fielder sent Ryan Earey home in the fourth inning.
Clemson scored two runs by Khalil Greene and Jeff Baker in the top of the fifth, but McCay homered in the bottom half of the inning to push the Tar Heels' lead to 5-2.
Ryan Mott (5-2) took the loss for Clemson.