N.C. State Beats Top Seed North Carolina at College World Series

North Carolina State’s baseball team beat the top-seeded University of North Carolina 8-1 in their opening game at the College World Series.

Sophomore pitcher Carlos Rodon allowed one run on five hits over nine innings with eight strikeouts as N.C. State won in its first College World Series appearance since 1968.

North Carolina State advances to face UCLA, which knocked off fourth-seeded Louisiana State 2-1 yesterday thanks to a pair of errors by the Tigers that led to two unearned runs. LSU entered the tournament with a .980 fielding percentage that ranked as the fifth-best in the nation.

North Carolina (57-11) and LSU (57-10) will meet in a loser’s bracket game tomorrow at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, before N.C. State (50-14) plays UCLA (45-17)

Indiana (49-14) plays Mississippi State (49-18) today after both teams won their opening games two days ago, while Louisville (51-13) meets Oregon State (50-12) in an elimination game. The championship series is scheduled for June 24-26.

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