ACC Baseball Tournament 2012: Colin Moran Will Carry Tar Heels to ACC Title

Jeff ChaseSenior Analyst IIMay 23, 2012


The North Carolina Tar Heels are rolling heading into the ACC Baseball Championship, and nobody should expect them to fall off behind the strong play of third baseman Colin Moran.

The team has been playing incredibly well since Moran returned to the lineup, as he had been out since March 24 after breaking his right hand against North Carolina State. 

According to the team's website, the Tar Heels have won their last 12 straight games since Moran's return.

The team fell off a bit without their star in the lineup, losing nine of their 22 games. Now with him back in the thick of things, the potential for this team has no limits.

They enter the tournament as the No. 2 seed behind the Florida State Seminoles, and will have to dominate their pool made up of NC State, Miami and Wake Forest.

If the Tar Heels can continue to dominate their competition like they have over the last 12 games, there is no reason to doubt what they can do at full force.

Moran obviously can't do it alone, but his insertion into the lineup was critical for the team to find any success this postseason.

The Seminoles and Tar Heels have yet to play this season. Considering both are neck-in-neck in the latest ESPN college baseball power rankings, it would make one interesting series if the two were to meet in the ACC tournament final.

With Moran now really getting back into game shape, that could only spell trouble for FSU in this tournament.