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Carolina finer than Fullerton
score twice in 13th for victory over Titans
In Omaha, Neb.,
Josh Horton singled in the go-ahead run, and Tim Federowicz added an insurance
run as North Carolina scored twice in the top of the 13th inning
Friday night to knock off Cal State Fullerton 7-5 at the College World Series at
Rosenblatt Stadium. The game checked in at 4 hours and 53 minutes, making it the
second-longest game in CWS history.
The Tar Heels,
extremely fortunate to even get to bat in the 12th, didn't miss their chance in
the 13th. Mike Cavasinni singled off Fullerton's No. 2 starter, Lauren Gagnier,
who came on in relief. Reid Fronk then singled off second baseman Justin Turner
on a bunt-slash hit and run to put runners on the corners. Horton followed with
a RBI single, and Federowicz added another run later in the inning for UNC
The Titans (48-14)
missed several opportunities, none bigger than the 11th. Fullerton had men on
first and third with one out, but Matt Danford (7-1) picked Cory Vanderhook off
third base to seemingly end the threat. Brett Pill reached on a third-strike
wild pitch, and Danny Dorn was walked to load the bases. Danford got David
Cooper to fly to right, where Seth Williams battled a nasty wind and lunged
forward to make the grab.
showdown between Carolina's Andrew Miller and Fullerton's Wes Roemer turned into
a high-scoring affair early, as the Titans led 5-4 after three innings. Miller
allowed a solo homer to Evan McArthur and a three-run blast to Brandon Tripp
after allowing only one homer all season.
Reid Fronk and
Benji Johnson homered off Roemer as the Heels took a 4-1 lead.
But both pitchers
settled down and worked deep into the game. Miller left with one out in the
eighth, while Roemer tossed eight complete.
The win puts North
Carolina into a matchup with ACC foe Clemson Sunday in the first game between
the teams this season. Fullerton, which had its 12-game winning streak snapped,
meets Georgia Tech in an elimination game Sunday.