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2012 ACC Baseball Tournament Final Score: Miami Grabs First Win, 5-3 Over North Carolina

Pool play for No. 6-seeded Miami (Fl.) continues, and the Hurricanes finally notched one for the win column, defeating No. 2-seeded North Carolina by a final score of 5-3 to improve to 1-1 during the ACC Tournament. Miami is among four schools in Pool B with the winner set to face the team with the best record from Pool A in the conference title game on Saturday.

The Hurricanes got a strong outing from starting pitcher Steven Ewing, who allowed just two runs over eight innings, striking out four.

The junior, though, got a boost in the bottom of the seventh inning. With the game tied at three, center fielder Dale Carey homered to left field, to give Miami a 5-3 lead it wouldn't relinquish. Closer AJ Salcines would later come in for the final inning, where he struck out three batters to record the save.

For updates throughout the 2012 ACC Baseball Tournament, be sure to follow this StoryStream here at SB Nation Tampa Bay. For more on the Miami Hurricanes, head over to The 7th Floor, SB Nation's Miami blog. Check out Carolina March for more on the Tar Heels.

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