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College Baseball – UNC advances to Super Regionals with win over Houston

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UNC head coach Mike Fox, Kyle Datres and Zack Gahagan spoke to reporters following the Tar Heels’ 19-11 win over Houston on Sunday.

Zack Gahagan hit a home run, Michael Busch drove in four runs over the course of the game and North Carolina advanced to its first super regional in five years by beating Houston 19-11 on Sunday night in the NCAA Tournament.

Kyle Datres also hit a home run for the Tar Heels (41-18) leading off the 1st inning. The Heels are the top seed in the region and No. 6 overall seed. They swept three games on its home field to earn a best-of-three super regional series at home against Stetson with the winner advancing to the College World Series. The Tarheels have not reached the super regional round since 2013.

Brandon Riley and Ike Freeman also added three RBIs each for the Heels.

Houston’s Joe Davis bashed a grand slam in the eighth to pull the third-seeded Cougars (38-25) to 14-11, but Carolina tacked on five runs in the eighth. Jared Triolo and Drew Minter also homered for UNC and Davis finished with five RBIs.

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