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College World Series: UNC Tar Heels Shutout In-State Rival NC State Wolfpack 7-0 in Omaha

College World Series: UNC Tar Heels Shutout In-State Rival NC State Wolfpack 7-0 in Omaha. Hobbs Johnson and Chris McCue combine to blank State.

College World Series: UNC Tar Heels Shutout In-State Rival NC State Wolfpack 7-0 in Omaha

Hobbs Johnson and Chris McCue dealt the third shutout of the week, and three Tar Heels powered the North Carolina offense to eliminate NC State 7-0 from the 2013 Men’s College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.

Tar Heel Pitcher Hobbs Johnson

North Carolina’s Hobbs Johnson combined with Chris McCue on a five-hitter, and the Tar Heels stayed alive in the College World Series with a 7-0 victory over North Carolina State on Thursday night.  Image Credit: AP

The Tar Heels will now face UCLA at 8 p.m. EDT on Friday.  If they win that game, they would force an (if necessary) game to be played on Saturday at 8:30 EDT to determine which team will advance to the College World Series finals.

Game Recap

(H/T:  College Baseball Daily, D1Baseball.com, GoHeels.com)

College World Series: UNC Diamond Heels Eliminate Bayou Bengals 4-2

College World Series: UNC Diamond Heels Eliminate Bayou Bengals 4-2.  Diamond Heels face loser of Wolfpack/ Bruins matchup to play for spot in Final Four.

College World Series: UNC Diamond Heels Eliminate Bayou Bengals 4-2

The North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the LSU Tigers 4-2 in an elimination game to stay alive in the College World Series and will await to play the loser of tonight’s game between North Carolina State and UCLA.  Carolina, which lost 8-1 to North Carolina State in its CWS opener, staved off elimination for the third time in the NCAA tournament and remains the only team in the country to not lose back-to-back games this season. The Tar Heels are outscoring opponents 85-30 after losses, and their 58 wins are a school record.


Image Credit: GoHeels.com

(H/T:  GoHeels.com, D1Baseball.com)

College World Series: Rodon Leads NC State Past UNC, 8-1

Carlos Rodon pitched nine innings, allowed five hits and one run, and struck out eight batters in a complete game thrashing of their in-state rival North Carolina Tar Heels in an opening round matchup of the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.


Image Credit: AP

(H/T:  A Carter/ NewsObserver.com)

SEC and ACC Each Send Four Teams to Super-Regionals

The NCAA Tournament Field has been narrowed to 16 teams as Super-Regional play begins this weekend.  Vanderbilt, LSU, South Carolina, and Mississippi State all advanced from the SEC, while the ACC also has four teams playing for a trip to Omaha this coming weekend:  North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia, and Florida State.  The eight other participants in the Super-Regional field of 16 are:  Rice, Cal-State Fullerton, UCLA, Oklahoma, Louisville, Indiana, Oregon State, and Kansas State.

Team                                  W                            L                                Conference                     Super-Regional Opponent

1. North Carolina             55                           9                                       ACC                                   vs. South Carolina

2. Cal-St. Fullerton          51                           8                                    Big West                              vs UCLA

3. LSU                                 55                           9                                      SEC                                    vs Oklahoma

4.Vanderbilt                      54                          10                                      SEC                                    vs Louisville

5.Virginia                           50                          10                                      ACC                                    vs Mississippi St.

6.Oregon State                  48                          10                                    Pac-12                                  vs Kansas St.

7. Louisville                        49                          12                                    Big East                                at Vanderbilt

8. North Carolina State   47                           14                                      ACC                                     vs Rice

9. Indiana                           46                          14                                     Big Ten                                 at Florida State

10.Florida State                 47                           15                                      ACC                                      vs. Indiana

11.Kansas State                  44                           17                                    Big-12                                     at Oregon State

12.UCLA                              42                            17                                    PAC-12                                  at Cal-St. Fullerton

13.Mississippi State           46                          18                                      SEC                                       at Virginia

14.Rice                                 44                           18                                    CUSA                                     at North Carolina State

15.South Carolina              42                           18                                      SEC                                      at North Carolina

16.Oklahoma                       43                           19                                    Big 12                                    at LSU

Editor Note:  All ratings aside, South Carolina shifts into a different gear in postseason.  It would not be surprising to see them playing in the NCAA finals for the fourth year in a row.  If the editor were still a betting man, he might bet on the Gamecocks.

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