June 18, 2013
Results & Schedules
NCAA Interactive Bracket
North Carolina eliminates LSU
In Omaha, Neb., Trent Thornton and Chris McCue
combined to hold third-seeded LSU to a pair of runs as UNC
advanced in the College World Series in front of 21,380 fans at
TD Ameritrade Park.
Thornton (12-1), the closer for the Tar Heels
(58-11) allowed nine hits and two runs in seven innings with
four walks and three strikeouts. McCue tossed two scoreless
innings with one hit, one walk and one strikeout in recording
his second save.
Brian Holberton (2 for 4) put UNC on the board
with a two-run homer in the first. The Tar Heels added single
runs in the third and seventh. All-American Colin Moran went 3
for 5 with two runs and one RBI for the victors. The Tar Heels,
who lost to NC State in the opening round on Sunday, have not
dropped consecutive games this season.
Mark Laird had three hits, while Sean McMullen
went 2 for 4 with two runs for the Tigers (57-11), who stranded
13 in their season finale.