June 11, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Trent Thornton (31) throws a pitch against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the Chapel Hill Super Regional of the NCAA baseball tournament at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels defeated the Gamecocks 5-4. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

UNC Baseball vs. LSU Tigers Preview

Well the first round of the double elimination College World Series did not go to plan for not only No. 1 seeded North Carolina, but two other top-four seeds. Louisville and LSU both suffered a loss as well in their opening game. However, the beauty of the College World Series is that you can lose once, and still fight to win the championship.

The Wolfpack saved their ace Carlos Rodon who has given the Tar Heels a fit for the ACC showdown in the College World Series. He gave them yet another fit. They went hit-less until the end of the game and scoring their only run.

Now the Tar Heels look to survive and earn a second chance by beating the Tigers of LSU in Omaha!

Starting on the mound will be right handed pitcher Trent Thornton. Thornton is 11-1 on the season with an 1.28 ERA. In the post season he has been the go to guy for Mike Fox when it comes to the bullpen. Now he is the go to guy for the Tar Heels on the mound. North Carolina is in dire need of a solid start with their pitching having struggled all post season long (since the ACC Tournament).

NCAA Baseball Tournament Super Regional

CWS Game #7: North Carolina Tar Heels (0-1) vs. LSU Tigers (0-1)

Date: Tuesday, June 18

Location: TD Ameritrade Park | Omaha, Nebraska


Commentators: Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, and Kaylee Hartung

TV Coverage Start Time: 3:00 p.m. ET

Live Stream: Watch ESPN/ESPN3

Tags: Baseball College World Series Louisiana State Tigers North Carolina Tar Heels

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