OMAHA, NE – Hobbs Johnson and Chris McCue combined for a five-hit shutout and the top-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels are still alive at the College World Series thanks to a 7-0 win over in-state rivals NC State.
Michael Russell drove in three for the Tar Heels and Colin Moran added two RBIs in a three-hit night.
UNC moves on to face UCLA on Friday. The Tar Heels will need to beat the Bruins twice to reach the best-of-three championship series. NC State’s season is over.
Kevin Kugler and John Bishop called the action.
(Michael Russell’s sac fly gets the Tar Heels on the board)
(Colin Moran’s single makes it 2-0 UNC)
(Russell makes it 4-0 with an 8th inning single)
(Hobbs Johnson gets a strikeout to end the 8th)
(The final call – UNC wins it)
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