Arizona State wins 12-5, UNC eliminated

June, 18, 2009
06/18/09
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OMAHA, Neb. -- North Carolina managed a run in the ninth inning on a Kyle Seager double that scored Dustin Ackley from second. But it most certainly was too little too late, as Arizona State has lived to play another day. And the Tar Heels have to pack for the trip back home.

The final score in Thursday's College World Series elimination game was 12-5 in favor of the Sun Devils (51-13), who move on to face Texas on Friday (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2/ESPN360).

The winning pitcher was starter Josh Spence (10-1), who went seven innings and threw 127 pitches (84 strikes). He gave up three earned runs and struck out eight while walking two. And the big offensive line belonged to left fielder Kole Calhoun, who went 2-for-3 with a grand slam and six RBIs.

Carolina finished the season with a 48-18 record. The 12 runs scored by ASU were the most surrendered by UNC in a game this season -- at exactly the wrong time.

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