College World Series Capsules
College World Series Schedule
Woodard pitches UNC
past Rice to avoid elimination
Ackley smacks three-run homer for
pitched 6.2 solid innings to carry North Carolina past Rice 6-1 on Wednesday afternoon
at the College
World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium.
The Tar Heels
(55-15) will face the Owls (56-13) one more time on Thursday at either 2 p.m. or
7 p.m., depending on the outcome of tonight's Oregon State-UC Irvine contest.
allowed five hits and one run with one walk and four strikeouts. Rob Wooten
surrendered a hit and a walk in 0.2 innings before Andrew Carignan worked the
final 1.2 innings with one hit and one walk.
Dustin Ackley had
the big blow for the Tar Heels, a three-run homer in the top of the seventh that
gave UNC a 6-0 cushion. Josh Horton had an RBI single in the first for UNC. In
the top of the second, Reid Fronk drew a bases-loaded walk and Tim Federoff hit
a sacrifice fly to put the Heels on top 3-0.
Rice scored its run
in the bottom of the seventh as Jared Gayhart had a leadoff single and scored
two outs later on an RBI double by Danny Lehmann.