FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
Elon 6 Mount St. Mary’s 3
CARY, N.C. – Ken Ferrer allowed just three runs over a career-best 7.2 innings pitched and Mike Melillo hit a two-run home run to lead the 29th-ranked and third-seeded Elon Phoenix to a 6-3 victory over the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers in an elimination game of the Cary Regional of the 2008 NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Phoenix upped its record to 44-17 while the Mountaineers ended their season at 21-34.
The win was the second-ever NCAA Division I Tournament win in school history. Elon defeated Mississippi State 5-4 in the 2006 Clemson Regional.
With two outs in the top of the first inning, Drew Counselman belted his seventh homer of the year, a shot over the wall in left to put the Mountaineers up 1-0.
North Carolina 5 UNC-Wilmington 1
CARY, N.C. (AP) _ Kyle Seager and Tim Federowicz hit back-to-back homers in the fourth inning to support Alex White’s strong start and lift North Carolina past North Carolina-Wilmington 5-1 on Saturday in the NCAA Cary Regional.
White (9-3) threw a three-hitter and struck out eight for the top-seeded Tar Heels (48-12). The tournament’s No. 2 overall seed moved within one victory of its third straight regional championship.
Jeff Hatcher (6-2) scattered seven hits and struck out a career-high nine, but managed to lose for the second time in three weeks for the No. 2 seed Seahawks (43-16-1), who were held well below their average of 8.5 runs.