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Chapel Hill Regional- Day 1 Recap

Here is your recap of the Chapel Hill Regional for May 29th.

UNC 5 Dartmouth 2

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Dustin Ackley became North Carolina’s career base hit leader with a 3-for-5 effort and drove in two runs to pace No. 4 national seed North Carolina past Dartmouth, 5-2, Friday in the 2009 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels (43-16) move on to meet Coastal Carolina at 5 p.m. Saturday, while Dartmouth (27-17) will face Kansas in an elimination game at 1 p.m.

Ackley tied Chad Flack’s record with infield singles in the first and second and broke it with an RBI double in the eighth. Ben Bunting, Mark Fleury and Jacob Stallings added two hits apiece. Stallings singled twice, walked and had a sacrifice bunt in his third career two-hit game.

Carolina right-hander Matt Harvey (7-2) worked at least six innings for the third straight start, scattering nine hits and two walks over 6 1/3. He held the Big Green to two runs, struck out three and had a Tar Heel season-best four double plays turned behind him over the first six frames.

UNC Recap
Dartmouth Recap

Coastal Carolina 11 Kansas 3

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The second-seeded Coastal Carolina University baseball team (47-14) opened the 2009 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional with an 11-3 win over Kansas (37-23) May 29 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Nick McCully threw seven strong innings for the Chanticleers, while the top three of the Coastal Carolina order reached base 10 times with six runs-batted-in.

Coastal Carolina jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Rico Noel led off the frame with a single to left center. He moved to second as Kansas starter T.J. Walz hit Adam Rice with a pitch. Both runners would trot home on David Anderson’s towering home run to the gap in right field. It was Anderson’s 21st home run of the season and 50th in his career. Coastal Carolina then loaded the bases as Daniel Bowman doubled and Walz walked Jose Iglesias and Taylor Motter, but the Kansas hurler struck out Steve Davis and got Scott Woodward to ground into a fielder’s choice to end the threat.

Coastal Carolina Recap
Kansas Recap

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