North Carolina is Fresno State's next CWS opponent

June 21, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Fresno State's next matchup in the College World Series will be North Carolina, the team they beat earlier this week.At first, it looked like Friday night's matchup between LSU and North Carolina might not happen for the second night in a row. Lightning led to a weather delay in the third inning. But the game resumed about an hour and a half later.

The game was tied 3-3 until the top of the ninth. That's when Carolina's Tim Federowicz came up to the plate with the bases loaded. He took this pitch deep for a grand slam home run that proved to be the game winner.

The Tar Heels beat LSU 7-3. The Tigers are eliminated from the College World Series.

The Tar Heels coach says his team is thrilled still be alive. Mike Fox, North Carolina head coach, says "My team has got a lot of heart we just hung in there. We didn't do a lot of things right, but we finally hit a mistake."

"I mean it's a great feeling getting up there bases loaded in the college world series with a chance to get us ahead going into the bottom of the ninth," says Federowicz.

Fresno State needs to beat North Carolina one more time to advance to the championship series final.

They'll get their chance today once the weather delay is lifted. You can catch that game on ESPN. But if you miss it, we'll have a rebroadcast Saturday at 7pm on our digital channel, 30.2, or Comcast channel 194.

And Action News will bring you continuing coverage from the College World Series. Jason Oliveira will have updates as the Bulldogs make their charge towards a national championship.


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