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.
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.
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.
(H/T: College Baseball Daily, D1Baseball.com, GoHeels.com)
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.
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.
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(H/T: GoHeels.com, D1Baseball.com)
College World Series: Rodon Leads NC State Past UNC, 8-1. Next up: Winner of 8 pm EDT Sunday night game between LSU and UCLA.
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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