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Kent Emanuel keeps UNC alive in Omaha

Updated: June 20, 2011, 8:43 PM ET
By Edward Aschoff

OMAHA, Neb. -- The nerves never seemed to get to Kent Emanuel.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound string bean of a freshman just stood on the mound, with an announced crowd of 19,630 at TD Ameritrade Park peering down on him, and calmly pitched his way into the North Carolina record books.

Facing elimination and a traditional big dog of the College World Series, the frosh pitched his way to nine stellar innings of four-hit, shutout baseball Monday to keep the Tar Heels alive for ...

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