College World Series Capsules
College World Series Schedule
Déjà vu: Tar Heels to meet Beavers;
North Carolina belts four homers
in support of Warren
Adam Warren tossed six solid innings to improve to 12-0, and North Carolina
belted four homers as the Tar Heels beat Rice 7-4 Thursday night to set up a
rematch with Oregon State for college baseball's national championship. While
UNC and defending champ OSU will battle in this weekend's best-of-three title
series, the Owls will be watching from home after winning their first two
College World Series games for the second year in a row, only to drop two
straight and fall short of the final round.
The rematch North Carolina/Oregon State rematch for the national title is the
second in NCAA history - the only other rematch was Arizona State and Southern
California in 1972-73.
Dustin Ackley hit a solo homer in the second inning, and fellow freshman Tim
Fedroff gave the Tar Heels (57-14) a 3-2 lead with a two-run homer in the third
inning. Seth Williams ripped a homer in the fourth, and Josh Horton ended the
home run barrage with a monster shot to center in the fifth.
Warren allowed three hits and three runs in picking up his second win of the
College World Series. Andrew Carignan shut down the Owls (56-14) over the final
2.1 innings to post his 18 save (his fifth in the CWS to tie Texas' Huston
Street for the all-time career mark).
Rice, the 2003 national champ, won two straight games last year, but dropped
two to Oregon State in falling short of the championship round.