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Posted: Tuesday, June 11th 2013 at 10:41pm

Tar Heels rally past S. Carolina to complete CWS field

By The Associated Press
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UNC moved into the College World Series after rallying for a 5-4 win over South Carolina Tuesday.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Colin Moran hit an RBI triple in a three-run sixth inning and staff ace Kent Emanuel picked up his first career save by getting the final two outs to help North Carolina beat South Carolina 5-4 on Tuesday, sending the No. 1 overall seed to the College World Series.

Brian Holberton hit a two-run homer for the Tar Heels (57-10), who trailed 4-2 before pushing ahead for good in the sixth to win the decisive third game in the weather-delayed super regional series. It will be the Tar Heels' sixth trip to Omaha in eight seasons.

Reliever Trent Thornton (11-1) earned the win, allowing one earned run over 4 2/3 innings. Then Emanuel who had thrown 238 pitches in the NCAA tournament came on for a pair of one-pitch outs that sent the UNC players spilling out of the dugout and onto the field to celebrate.
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