Cody Stubbs singled with the bases loaded in the 13th inning to help No. 1 overall seed North Carolina avoid a huge upset by edging Florida Atlantic 12-11 on Monday night in a wild regional championship game.
Stubbs' hit scored Landon Lassiter from third to cap a game filled with momentum swings, sending the Tar Heels (55-9) spilling onto the field in a mad dash to celebrate.
UNC took a 6-2 lead into the ninth inning, but gave up six runs -including a grand slam by Tyler Rocklein - to trail 8-6. But the Tar Heels tied it to send it to extras, but fell behind again by three in the 12th after the second-seeded Owls (42-22) got a three-run homer by Levi Meyer in the top of the inning.
The Tar Heels came back yet again, and then won it to advance to the super regionals vs. South Carolina.
EIGHT SUPER REGIONAL HOSTS ANNOUNCED FOR
NCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
INDIANAPOLIS---The eight super-regional hosts were announced today by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee.
A minimum of 45 hours of super-regional television will be provided by family of ESPN channels, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Consult local listings for specific games shown in each area of the country. As many as 15 national broadcast windows could appear on the three ESPN networks from June 7-10.
The following four super regionals will be played Friday, June 7, Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9 (if necessary). The national seed is indicated before the team name, while updated records through the regionals are in parenthesis.
GAMES BEGIN FRIDAY, JUNE 7 - All Times are Eastern
South Carolina (42-18) at No. 1 North Carolina (55-9)
1 p.m. (ESPN2), Noon (ESPN), 1 p.m. (ESPN)
Rice (44-18) at North Carolina State (47-14)
4 p.m. (ESPN2), 4 p.m. (ESPN2), 4 p.m. (ESPNU)
Oklahoma (43-19) at No. 4 LSU (55-9)
7 p.m. (ESPN), 7 p.m. (ESPN2), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
UCLA (42-17) at No. 5 Cal State Fullerton (51-8)
7 p.m. (ESPN2), 10 p.m. (ESPN2), 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
The following four best-of-three super regionals will be played Saturday, June 8, Sunday, June 9, and Monday, June 10 (if necessary).
GAMES BEGIN SATURDAY, JUNE 8- All times are Eastern
Indiana (46-14) at No. 7 Florida State (47-15)
Noon (ESPNU), 1 p.m. (ESPNU), 1 p.m. (ESPN2)
Mississippi State (46-18) at No. 6 Virginia (47-10)
1 p.m. (ESPN2), 7 p.m. (ESPNU), 4 p.m. (ESPN2)
Louisville (49-12) at No. 2 Vanderbilt (54-10)
3 p.m. (ESPN), 4 p.m. (ESPN), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Kansas State (44-17) at No. 3 Oregon State (48-10)
7 p.m. (ESPNU), 10 p.m. (ESPNU), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)