OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Kole Calhoun hit a game-tying grand slam in the fifth inning and a go-ahead double in the seventh, and Arizona State erased a four-run deficit in a 12-5 victory over North Carolina at the College World Series on Thursday night.
Calhoun has homered in each of the Sun Devils' CWS games and has
driven in 10 runs.
ASU (51-13), the No. 5 national seed, plays No. 1 Texas on Friday night. The Sun Devils have to win that game and another Saturday against the Longhorns to advance to next week's best-of-three finals. Carolina finished 48-18.
Josh Spence (10-1) allowed seven hits and four runs, three earned, in seven innings. Colin Bates (4-4) took the loss in relief of Matt Harvey, who threw a CWS-record four wild pitches.
Greenville native Ryan Graepel went 1-for-4 with an RBI.