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Carolina-NC State Postgame Notes
Release: 06/21/2013
• Carolina extended its school record for single-season wins with its 59th victory. The previous school mark was set by the 2007 team that finished 57-16.

• UNC won its nation-leading 49th postseason game since 2006. Only South Carolina (46) has won more than 40 games in that eight-year stretch.

• The Tar Heels improved to 17-20 all-time in the CWS and 15-12 since 2006.

• When NC State's Ryan Wilkins entered the game in the eighth, it marked the first time since the Chapel Hill Regional final against Florida Atlantic that Carolina had faced a right-handed pitcher. UNC logged 213 consecutive plate appearances over the course of six games against 10 different lefties starting in the super regional round against South Carolina. The Tar Heels were 4-2 in that stretch, with the only losses coming against complete-game efforts from South Carolina's Jordan Montgomery and NC State's Carlos Rodon.

• LHP Hobbs Johnson pitched 8.1 innings of shutout baseball to improve to 5-1 on the season. The win was his first of the postseason in four appearances (three starts). Johnson lowered his ERA to 2.37.

• The outing marked the longest of Johnson's career, surpassing his 8.0 innings against Virginia Tech in 2012.

• RHP Chris McCue got the final two outs of the game courtesy of a double play, his ninth scoreless appearance in his last 10 outings. He is 1-0 with one save and lowered his ERA to 1.65 in eight NCAA tournament appearances.

• The combined shutout was the 11th of 2013 for Carolina, extending a program record for a single season. The previous mark of nine was set in 2006 and equalled last season.

• 3B Colin Moran finished 3 for 4 with two RBIs, his 90th and 91st runs batted in of the season. Moran is the UNC record holder for single-season RBIs and became the first ACC player to reach 90 RBIs since Florida State's Buster Posey in 2008.

• Moran moved into a tie for sixth in school history in single-season runs scored with 76. Levi Michael also scored 76 runs in 2010, and Moran is now one behind B.J. Surhoff for fifth (77 in 1985).

• Moran had three hits for the second game in a row. He also had back-to-back three-hit games April 12 and 13 against Virginia Tech. In the last two games, Moran has raised his postseason batting average 98 percentage points from .212 to .310, and he is hitting .500 (6 for 12) in CWS play.

• SS Michael Russell finished 1 for 3 with three RBIs. His fourth-inning sacrifice fly scored Brian Holberton to break a scoreless tie and his seventh inning two-run single pushed the UNC lead to 4-0.

• 2B Mike Zolk finished 2 for 4 with two RBIs, his first hits and RBIs of the College World Series. His seventh-inning two-run double gave Carolina a 6-0 lead.


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