CARY, NC — The #2 national seed North Carolina Tar Heels (49-12, 22-7 ACC) host the Big South champion Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (50-12, 17-3 Big South) at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary. Both teams went 3-0 in their regionals last weekend with UNC defeating Mount St. Mary’s and UNC-Wilmington and Coastal Carolina defeating Columbia, Alabama and East Carolina.
For the Tar Heels, first baseman Dustin Ackley (.405, 7 HR, 47 RBI, 18 SB), right fielder Tim Fedroff (.402, 12 HR, 67 RBI, 13 SB) and second baseman Kyle Seager (.357, 8 HR, 70 RBI) lead the offense. North Carolina’s pitching has a 2.79 ERA on the season, allowing opponents to bat only .227.
The Chanticleers have four players batting over .350 — third baseman Scott Woodward (.368, 7 HR, 45 RBI), catcher Dock Doyle (.366, 16 HR, 72 RBI), center fielder David Sappelt (.355, 18 HR, 67 RBI), and right fielder Tommy Baldridge (.352, 10 HR, 44 RBI). First baseman David Anderson leads the team with 20 home runs. Coastal Carolina’s pitching staff has a 4.10 ERA and is allowing opponents to bat .262.
North Carolina leads the all-time series 34-13 vs. Coastal Carolina. The Tar Heels have appeared in the College World Series championship game both of the past two seasons. This is the first NCAA Super Regional appearance for the Chanticleers.
Probable Starting Pitchers:
Saturday, noon ESPNU: UNC RHP Alex White (9-3, 2.66 ERA) vs. CCU RHP Bobby Gagg (6-2, 3.33 ERA)
Sunday, 1pm ESPN: UNC RHP Adam Warren (8-1, 4.42 ERA) vs. CCU TBA
Monday, 12:30pm or 7pm: UNC RHP Matt Harvey (7-2, 2.52 ERA) vs. CCU TBA