Never has a team swinging metal bats produced so few runs through two College World Series games yet found itself in such an enviable position.
North Carolina State has added Alabama transfer Trevor Lacey.Lacey will sit out this season and have two years of eligibility. In a statement from the school Tuesday, coach Mark Gottfried said Lacey "is a winner and really understands the game."
Brian Holberton homered, freshman Trent Thornton pitched a strong seven innings and No. 1 national seed North Carolina extended its stay at the College World Series with a 4-2 victory over LSU on Tuesday.
Trey Porter drove in the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning, and Mississippi State took control of its bracket in the College World Series with a 5-4 victory over Indiana on Monday night.
Athletic director Bubba Cunningham saw North Carolina win a pair of NCAA championships this season and earn recognition as the nation's best women's athletic program. Now he's looking ahead to facility upgrades that could include changes to the home of the Tar Heels' men's basketball team.
It's one down and three to go for Oregon State.
North Carolina State and North Carolina were playing each other in baseball for the 285th time, but never on a stage like this.
Joey DeNato dispelled the notion that College World Series newcomer Indiana is all about offense. The junior left-hander threw a four-hitter and the Hoosiers looked mighty comfortable at TD Ameritrade Park while beating Louisville 2-0 on Saturday night.
North Carolina, the No. 1 overall seed, made it to the College World Series. It just took a few more twists and turns than usual. No matter. Today the Tar Heels start the same as the other trio of teams in their double-elimination pool. And first up is a treat: Tobacco Road rival N.C. State.
Mississippi State's Wes Rea drove the ball into right-center for a two-run double that gave Mississippi State the lead, and closer Jonathan Holder worked out of trouble twice to secure a 5-4 victory Saturday in the opening game of the College World Series.