Fresh off its third straight NCAA regional baseball title, No. 2 national seed North Carolina will play host to Coastal Carolina in the best-of-three NCAA Cary Super Regional beginning Saturday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, the NCAA announced Tuesday. Ticket information is available at TarHeelBlue.com.
The Tar Heels (49-12) and Chanticleers (50-12) will play Saturday and Sunday with a decisive game three set for Monday, June 9, if necessary. Saturday’s series opener is slated for noon on ESPNU, while first pitch of Sunday’s game two is set for 1 p.m. on ESPN.
If needed, game three of the series on Monday, June 9 will be played at either 12:30 p.m. or 7 p.m., depending on television. The game will air on ESPN or ESPN2.
A minimum of 45 hours of Super Regional television will be provided by family of ESPN channels, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Consult local listings for specific games shown in each area of the country. As many as 15 national broadcast windows could appear on the three ESPN networks from June 6-9.
Two of the nation’s top four teams in terms of wins this season, Carolina and Coastal will meet in the postseason for the second time in the last five seasons. The Tar Heels own a 34-13 record in the all-time series but dropped an 11-4 decision to the Chants in Cary March 11.
The winner of this weekend’s series advances to the College World Series, which opens June 14 at Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium. The Tar Heels are in search of their third straight trip to Omaha and the seventh CWS appearance in school history.
UNC is one of three Atlantic Coast Conference teams to advance to the Super Regional round, joining Miami and NC State. Florida State has a chance to join the group with a win Monday night over Tulane, and Georgia Tech was eliminated with a loss to Georgia Monday.
Carolina claimed the NCAA Cary Regional title Sunday with a 7-3 win over UNC Wilmington.
NCAA CARY SUPER REGIONAL SCHEDULE
NORTH CAROLINA VS. COASTAL CAROLINA
Day Date Time Television
Sat. June 7 Noon ESPNU
Sun. June 8 1 p.m. ESPN
Mon. June 9 12:30 p.m./7 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2