June 21, 2007

College World Series Capsules

College World Series Schedule and Recaps


Déjà vu: Tar Heels to meet Beavers; Owls falter

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.