17 May, 2008

North Carolina takes down vaunted Miami

In an offensive showdown par excellence, the Heels held on to defeat No. 1 Miami. Miami came out early to take a 4-1 second inning lead, but North Carolina kept scoring runs over the next several innings. Miami made some noise late, to draw close, but fell short 12-11. In an uncharacteristically sloppy defensive game for these teams (3 errors by NC, 2 by Miami) the offenses thrived. Alonso had another huge game for the Hurricanes with 4 hits and 3 knocked in. But it was the offensive performances of Shelton (4-5, 3 runs, 2 RBI), Fedroff (2-5, 1 runs, 5 RBI), Seager(2-5, 2 runs, 2 RBI) and Federowicz(2-5, 3RBI) leading their team to victory and an almost certain hold of the nation's number one ranking.
This was a very exciting way to wrap up play in the regular season for these two ACC powerhouses and we may end up seeing these teams meet again in this year's postseason.

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