Max Carlson appreciates ACC Tournament after arm injury

CHARLOTTE – Perspective has become part of the path back from elbow surgery for North Carolina baseball pitcher Max Carlson.

The sophomore struck an appreciative tone after his starting effort helped the streaking Tar Heels roll past Clemson 9-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament opener for both teams.

“When I went down last year, I had absolutely no thought in my mind that I was going to be even playing baseball this year,” he said Tuesday night. “So I just take every day to the fullest. I just go out every day and have fun, and be grateful that I can even be in this situation that I am. ”

Carlson turned the first postseason start of his college career into his second victory of the season. He scattered six hits while allowing one run and issuing one walk, mixing in four strikeouts during his six-inning outing against Clemson, as UNC’s offense staked him to a 7-1 lead through four innings.

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