College World Series: #2 Rice vs #3 UNC

When: Sunday, June 17th, 7 PM EDT
Where: Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, NE
TV/Radio: ESPN2, 850 AM(Raleigh/Durham), 1360 AM(Chapel Hill)
Records: UNC 54-13; Rice 55-12 

Probably the toughest opponent UNC has faced all tournament.  The Owls are seeded one spot ahead and are traditionally a very good baseball team winning the title in 2003.  According to the N&O Rice has been hot over the past 29 games going 28-1 and currently own an eight game winning streak.  Here are the probable starters from the N&O:

NORTH CAROLINA

ALEX WHITE, FRESHMAN, RHP, 6-5, 4.22

White, UNC’s first freshman weekend starter since 2004, has struggled in his first NCAA postseason with a 12.96 ERA in 8 1/3 innings. In two NCAA starts, he has allowed 14 hits and four walks and has struck out three.

RICE

JOE SAVERY, JUNIOR, LHP, 10-1, 2.78

Savery, who also has started 49 games at first base this season, is 1-0 in the NCAA postseason, giving up six hits and a walk in seven innings pitched. He was drafted 19th overall by the Phillies earlier this month.

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