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Thornton, Tar Heels Close Out Tigers

With their national title hopes on the brink and their regular starting rotation sputtering in the postseason, the Tar Heels turned to Trent Thornton, usually their closer, to make the start against Louisiana State. Making his first appearance on the Omaha stage, the freshman righthander pitched like a seasoned veteran, as the Tar Heels staved off elimination. (Baseball America)

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