Here is your recap from the Chapel Hill Regional for the second day of action. Kansas hammered Dartmouth in the opener while North Carolina is set to take on Coastal Carolina at 5pm. Video Link is below.
Kansas 16 Dartmouth 0
Kansas junior Shaeffer Hall tossed his second shutout of the season, while freshman Zac Elgie set a KU postseason record with six RBIs as the Jayhawks stayed alive in NCAA Regional play with a 16-0 rout of Dartmouth Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium.
The Jayhawks improve to 38-23 on the season and will play the loser of the North Carolina/Coastal Carolina game Sunday at noon CST in another elimination contest. The Big Green end their season at 27-18.
Unlike their previous three games, the Jayhawks jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Senior catcher Buck Afenir, who went 3-for-3 in the game, blasted a two-run homer in the top of the first following a Robby Price double to stake Kansas to an early 2-0 lead. It marked the first time during the last two weeks that KU has scored first inning runs.
UNC vs Coastal Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Levi Michael and Dustin Ackley had four hits apiece, and Colin Bates allowed just one hit over 3 1/3 innings out of the bullpen to send No. 4 national seed North Carolina past Coastal Carolina, 14-5, in the winner’s bracket of the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional Saturday at Boshamer Stadium. The Chanticleers (47-15) will face Kansas in an elimination game at 1 p.m. Sunday, and the Tar Heels (44-16) will meet the winner at 5 p.m. with a chance to claim the regional title.
Michael, who posted his third career four-hit game, and Ackley, who recorded his 15th career game with at least four hits, spearheaded a balanced attack for Carolina, which pounded out 17 hits. Michael, Ben Bunting and Kyle Seager each drove in a game-high three runs.
Michael singled home a run in the first, singled in the third and sixth innings and belted a key two-run double in the seventh. Ackley was 4-for-4 with two walks and is now 7-for-9 in the regional. He singled and scored in the first, doubled home a run in the eighth and picked up a second school record in as many nights with career runs 220 and 221.