FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
UNC-Wilmington 15 Elon 11
CARY, N.C. – Trailing 11-4 in the ninth, UNC Wilmington exploded for 11 runs as the Seahawks eliminated rival and third-seed Elon with a 15-11 win on Sunday at the NCAA Cary Regional at the USA Baseball Complex.
The Seahawks ran their record to 44-16-1 and reached the regional championship game for the third time in four NCAA tournament appearances. UNCW will face top-seeded UNC Chapel Hill at 520 p.m. The Phoenix, meanwhile, concluded their season with a 44-18 mark.
Senior pinch hitter Shane French knocked in the go-ahead runs with a 2-run double off the right center field wall to make it 13-11. Senior Daniel Hargrave knocked in pinch runner Matt Holt and would later score the final run on a wild pitch.
UNC 7 UNC-Wilmington 3
CARY, N.C. (AP) – Mark Fleury’s three-run homer capped a five-run fifth inning and helped North Carolina beat North Carolina-Wilmington 7-3 on Sunday night in the Cary Regional championship.
Tim Fedroff drove in two runs, and he and Tim Federowicz had RBI singles during the big inning that sent the top-seeded Tar Heels (49-12) into the super regionals for the third straight year – but not before enduring a weather delay of 1 hour, 16 minutes.
Next up: the Conway, S.C., Regional champ Coastal Carolina winner. The host site will be announced Monday night.