The UNC Tar Heels beat Southern Miss 11-4 in an elimination game at the College World Series. New Bern's Adam Warren got the start for the Heels. Warren gave up three runs on three hits striking out six Golden Eagles over six innings of work for the win.
Former J.H. Rose star Ryan Graepel went 4-for-5 at the plate with two runs-batted-in and a run scored.
ACC Player Of The Year Dustin Ackley went 5-for-6 at the plate and driven in three runs for the Tar Heels and became the College World Series' career hits leader, and North Carolina tied a CWS single-game record with 23 hits in an 11-4 victory over Southern Mississippi on Tuesday.
The Tar Heels (48-17), who will play Thursday against the winner of Tuesday night's Texas-Arizona State game, eliminated the Golden Eagles (40-26) and sent coach Corky Palmer into retirement.
Ackley has 27 hits in 14 CWS games. The No. 2 overall draft pick by the Seattle Mariners, bidding to become the second player to have six hits in a CWS game, flew out in his final at-bat.
B.A. Vollmuth has accounted for three of Southern Miss' runs with a three-run home run in the 4th inning.