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Game blog: UNC falls to UCLA 4-1, eliminated from College World Series

Posted June 21, 2013

UCLA's Pat Gallagher, left, is greeted by teammates including Pat Valaika (10) after scoring against North Carolina on a single by Cody Regis in the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)

FINAL: UCLA 4, UNC 1: The University of North Carolina was eliminated from the College World Series Friday night after falling to UCLA 4-1. UCLA will advance to play Mississippi State in the best-of-three championship series starting Monday. With the loss, the ACC drought in the CWS continues as no team from the conference has won the title since Wake Forest in 1955.

End 8: UCLA 4, UNC 0: Headed to the 9th in Omaha, UNC staring at their final three outs, trailing UCLA 4-0.

Mid 8: UCLA 4, UNC 0: Landon Lassiter got his third hit of the night for UNC, but three ground outs ended any threat and UNC is down to their final three outs in an elimination game, trailing 4-0.

End 7: UCLA 4: UNC 0: UCLA got two insurance runs in the seventh on a two-run double by Pat Valaika and the Bruins take a 4-0 lead to the 8th.

Of the four UCLA runs that have scored tonight, one reached on an error and two reached on walks. For the game, UCLA has 6 hits, 5 walks and has reached on 1 error.

Mid 7: UCLA 2, UNC 0: UNC got their leadoff man aboard and a second runner on with just one out, but both were stranded on a flyout and a strikeout and the Tar Heels are down to their final six outs facing elimination.

End 6: UCLA 2: UNC 0: UCLA got a run on a 1-out single by Kevin Williams, but Kent Emanuel got a strikeout to strand the bases loaded and minimise the damage in the sixth. The Bruins hold a 2-0 lead after 6 in Omaha.

Mid 6: UCLA 1, UNC 0: Grant Watson continues to stifle the UNC bats, and with a quiet top of the 6th, the Tar Heels still trail, 1-0. 

End 5: UCLA 1, UNC 0: Kent Emanuel has put things into cruise control with his 3rd 1-2-3 inning in the first 5, but the Tar Heels still trail the Bruins 1-0 as they come to bat in the 6th.

Mid 5: UCLA 1, UNC 0: The Tar Heels went down in order in large part to two very nice UCLA defensive plays and the game remains 1-0 at the midway point.

End 4: UCLA 1, UNC 0: Kent Emanuel pitched around a 2-out walk in the 4th and the Bruins-Heels move to the 5th in a 1-0 game.

Mid 4: UCLA 1, UNC 0: UNC put two men on with one out in the fourth, but a double play killed the threat and ended the inning.

End 3: UCLA 1, UNC 0: Just as the Tar Heels did an inning before, UCLA went down in order. The game moves to the 4th in Omaha, Bruins lead 1-0.

Mid 3: UCLA 1, UNC 0: UNC went down in order in the third with a pair of fly outs and a strikeout and the game moves to the bottom of the third, 1-0 Bruins.

End 2: UCLA 1, UNC 0: Cody Regis punched an RBI single through the right side with two outs, scoring Pat Gallagher and UCLA has grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second inning on UNC.

Mid 2: UNC 0, UCLA 0: UCLA pitcher Grant Watson worked around a lead-off walk and stranded Cody Stubbs. The game moves to the bottom of the second, scoreless.

End 1: UNC 0, UCLA 0: Kent Emanuel sat the Bruins down in order in the 1st and the game remains scoreless headed to the 2nd inning.

Mid 1: UNC 0, UCLA 0: UNC got a single by Landon Lassiter, but surrounded that with a couple pop outs and a strike out and the game is scoreless after one frame.


PREGAME: The last week has been real simple for North Carolina – win or go home. Ever since Sunday’s loss to NC State in the College World Series sent the Tar Heels to the loser’s bracket in Omaha, they have done nothing but win and avoid going home.

Back-to-back elimination game wins have the No. 1 overall seed in the bracket-play final where they must beat UCLA twice in a row if they have aspirations of playing for their first ever baseball national championship. CWS NC State North Carolina Baseball Slideshow: UNC, NC State meet in CWS elimination game

UNC will throw lefty, and third-round draft pick, Kent Emanuel (11-4, 3.22 ERA) Friday in a must-win for the Tar Heels. He will be opposed by UCLA left-hander Grant Watson (8-3, 3.22 ERA). The Tar Heels have faced lefties in six consecutive starts and 56.2 of the last 57.2 innings played.

UNC has played 14 postseason games this year dating back to the start of the ACC Tournament - the most of any school in the country.

UCLA is 2-0 at the CWS this year despite hitting under .200 as a team and scoring just four runs.

As far as the Tar Heels' starting nine in the batting order, there are no changes from the previous two games: Frank CF, Lassiter DH, Moran 3B, Holberton C, Stubbs 1B, Bolt RF, Russell SS, Zolk 2B, Jordan LF.

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  • RDI762 Jun 22, 2013

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    I like to be on the water at Sunrise, is that ok with you?

  • unc70 Jun 22, 2013

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    My post was made while we were still reloading the bases, still had a chance.

    As frustrating as it can be, it just the nature of baseball.

  • rduguyhere Jun 22, 2013

    Did football season already start? The pupups are all giddy all of a sudden.....

  • rduguyhere Jun 22, 2013

    [quote=12580303]Post by cussmeoutmike2[/quote

    yes, just ask State koolije. They were shut out yesterday. lol

  • rduguyhere Jun 22, 2013

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    No worries. The wolpfie is trying anything and everything to bring relevance of any sort to their putrid Kollege.

  • rduguyhere Jun 22, 2013

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    They may have cost us. But really, dont' start sounding like a wolpfack fan!

  • rduguyhere Jun 22, 2013

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    Why get up so early to bass fish? That sounds kinda strange to me.

  • hawkdaddy138 Jun 22, 2013

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    Man, you must lose a lot of sleep during basketball season, bringing Karl Hess into baseball thread....wow.

  • unc70 Jun 22, 2013

    Will try to be at the Bosh to welcome them home tomorrow. Listening to the post game press event. Fox and the players are real class acts all around.

  • rduguyhere Jun 22, 2013

    Funniest thing. I was just driving down Hillybillyboro St by Steate Kollige and and when I was driving by the concrete "bell tower" I heard it chiming like it have never chimed before. Did they do something tonight? LOL

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