Michael just misses fifth-inning HR for UNC

June, 7, 2009
06/07/09
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- A near-miss in the top of the fifth.

With two on and two out, freshman Levi Michael sent a 1-0 pitch from East Carolina starter Kevin Brandt sailing over the left-field wall. The problem for Carolina fans is it was just to the left of the foul pole for a 340-foot strike.

Four pitches later, Michael grounded out to second to end the threat.

Michael is the truest of true freshman, as he was still a high school student back in January. But the Welcome, N.C., native graduated from North Davidson High School after the first semester and started here at UNC in January. All he's done since then is start in 61 games and hit .300 (entering today) with 13 HRs and 56 RBIs. Not bad for a should-be high school senior playing on one of the top college teams in the nation.

The Heels still lead 2-0 as we've reached the halfway point at the Bosh.

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