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UNC leads LSU 2-0 (Suspended)

OMAHA, Neb. – Due to lightning and heavy rains in the Omaha area, Thursday’s College World Series elimination contest between North Carolina and LSU was suspended with the Tar Heels holding a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The game will be resumed at 7:08 p.m. Eastern Friday on ESPN.

The contest was halted at 6:27 p.m. local time and was suspended at 9:32 p.m. after a delay of more than three hours.

UNC jumped on LSU starter Blake Martin in the first, scoring a pair of runs on a Tim Fedroff RBI double and a bases loaded walk to Chad Flack. Garrett Gore will be at the plate with the bases loaded and an 0-1 count when the game resumes Friday.

The Tar Heels’ first run was a record-setter, as it was the 81st of the season scored by Dustin Ackley, who moves past Adam Greenberg (80 in 2002) to set a UNC single-season mark.

The winner of this contest will face Fresno State Saturday. The games originally scheduled for Friday were pushed back a day.

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