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UNC calls on freshman to avoid CWS elimination

North Carolina pitching coach Scott Forbes turned to his freshman closer Monday morning and said: “Thornton, you’re on the bump.” With that, it was official. No. 1 overall seed UNC will start its trek through the loser’s bracket behind a freshman with five collegiate starts. “You dream about pitching in games like these in the College World Series,” Thornton said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

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