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Holberton's homer helps Tar Heels eliminate Tigers
Brian Holberton hit a two-run homer in the first inning and North Carolina never relinquished that lead Tuesday, beating LSU 4-2 to eliminate the Tigers from the College World Series. The Tar Heels improved to 58-11 before a crowd of...

Andrew Miller’s strikeout rate something special
Andrew Miller already vaguely looked the part. Jarrod Saltalamacchia wanted him to go whole hog and grow a mullet. Why? To look like Randy Johnson.When the Tigers made Miller the sixth pick in the 2006 draft, they did so in...

CWS Preview: #1 UNC vs #4 LSU
For the third time this postseason, UNC has its season on the line in an elimination game. The Tar Heels won the first two times they faced this scenario but going against the #4 seed LSU makes this perhaps the...

North Carolina faces tough task vs. LSU
Since the format was changed to a Regional and Super Regional round in 1999, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA baseball tournament has won the College World Series just once. And this year's No. 1 overall seed, North...

Trent Thornton Gets The Call Tuesday
Freshman closer Trent Thornton is anything but. True, his eight saves are easily the most on the roster, and 23 of his 28 appearances have come out of the bullpen. Fourteen of those 23 relief appearances, however, have been more...

Have Tar Heels simply run out of gas in Omaha?
The fact that the North Carolina Tar Heels are playing the LSU Tigers in the second round of the College World Baseball isn’t surprising. What is surprising, unless you live in Raleigh or Louisiana, is the fact that Tuesday’s game...

A fan's perspective on UNC's trip to Omaha
When North Carolina defeated South Carolina in an elimination game in the Super Regional less than a week ago, Tar Heel fans began scrambling to snatch up tickets to the College World Series and book hotels in Omaha. But one...

North Carolina, LSU haven’t made back-to-back losses a habit
The Tar Heels have not lost back-to-back games all season, while LSU’s only consecutive defeats came in late April in a Southeastern Conference series against South Carolina. In spite of their accomplishments, North Carolina and LSU know a loss in...

It's Thornton's ball with the season at stake
With its season on the line Tuesday afternoon in a Loser's Bracket matchup in the College World Series in Omaha, North Carolina is sending freshman right-hander Trent Thornton to the mound against powerhouse LSU. The rookie fireballer, whose heat has...

UNC calls on freshman to avoid CWS elimination
North Carolina pitching coach Scott Forbes turned to his freshman closer Monday morning and said: “Thornton, you’re on the bump.” With that, it was official. No. 1 overall seed UNC will start its trek through the loser’s bracket behind a...

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