CHAPEL HILL - It took three days for it to come, but it came in style.
Former Rocky Mount centerfielder Brian Goodwin got to start in UNC's baseball season opener Friday - part of a three-game set with visiting George Washington. The freshman started in right field.
After a 6-5, 10-inning win on Friday where he went 0-for-4 with an RBI, Goodwin was 0-for-4 in the Tar Heels' 4-2 victory Saturday.
UNC closed out the series with a 6-3 triumph over the Colonials on Sunday and Goodwin finally got that elusive first hit. He was 1-for-3 with that historic hit being a triple in the third inning that scored two runs.
"So relieved," Goodwin said to TarHeelsBlue.com Sunday. "It felt like it had been forever since I'd been on base."
Goodwin is Rocky Mount's all-time leader in hits with 126.
North Carolina (3-0) will continue their 2010 campaign Tuesday hosting in-state foe UNC Greensboro (3-0) at 3 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels will entertain Maine in another three-game series this weekend.