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North Carolina eliminates No. 2 seed Florida

The Gators did not react well to a rain delay that lasted over three hours, giving up five runs after the raining stopped and never recovering as North Carolina beat the host Florida team 5-2 to eliminate the overall No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Tar Heels will face the loser of Saturday night's late game between Long Beach State and College of Charleston at 1 p.m. Sunday. (USA Today)

Tar Heels end Gators' season

Florida’s 2014 baseball season came to a swift and stunning end Saturday. The No. 2 national seed Gators were knocked out of the Gainesville Regional with a 5-2 loss to North Carolina at McKethan Stadium. Florida (40-23) couldn’t overcome a five-run North Carolina third inning, which came shortly after a three-hour, 19-minute rain delay. (Gainesville Sun)

Video: NCAAT Highlights vs. Long Beach State

Highlights from North Carolina's 6-1 loss to Long Beach State in the NCAA Baseball Tournament regional in Gainesville, Florida. (GoHeels.com)

NCAA Regional: #3 UNC vs #1 Florida

Win or go home. For UNC that will mean knocking off the tournament's #2 overall seed on its home field to do it. UNC, which dropped a 6-1 decision to regional #3 seed Long Beach State will hope to stay alive and knock the home-standing Gators out of the regional. Florida lost 3-2 to College of Charleston in a game that started after 10 PM Friday night thanks to a weather delay. (Tar Heel Blog)

Costly fourth inning dooms Tar Heels

A six-run fourth inning in the opening game of the Gainesville Regional, and No. 3-seed North Carolina was on the wrong end — all six runs given up by ace Trent Thornton. "It was one of those innings where you wake up in the middle of the night and hope you were just dreaming it," coach Mike Fox said. "But, you have to give them credit and then you hope it doesn't deflate your team." (Carolina Blue)

NCAA Regional: Long Beach St. 6 UNC 1

Trent Thornton gave up six runs in the bottom of the fourth and UNC could do very little with Dirtbag starter Andrew Rohrbach as the Heels fell into the loser's bracket of the Gainesville Regional with a 6-1 loss. UNC will face the loser of today's second game in Gainesville between the region's top seed Florida and #4 seed College of Charleston. That game is set for 1:00 PM on Saturday. (Tar Heel Blog)

Long Beach State beats North Carolina 6-1

Eric Hutting and Carlton Vaughn had two-run hits in the fourth inning to lead Long Beach State to a 6-1 victory over North Carolina on Friday in the opening game of the NCAA baseball Gainesville Regional at Florida's McKethan Stadium. The Dirtbags (33-24), batted around in the fourth against Tar Heels starter Trent Thornton (7-4), scoring all of their runs and on all of their five hits. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heels handled by Long Beach State

North Carolina struggled against Long Beach State ace Andrew Rohrbach Friday in the opening game of the Gainesville Regional in the NCAA Tournament, as the Dirtbags defeated the Diamond Heels, 6-1. UNC now awaits the loser of Friday night's Florida/College of Charleston matchup in an elimination game Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC baseball hopes for one final role reversal entering the NCAA tournament

Even with all that North Carolina lost from a season ago – all the All-ACC players and Major League draft picks – there was still a sense entering the season that the Tar Heels would persevere. That maybe it would even be easy – or certainly easier than it has been. (Charlotte Observer)

NCAA Regional Preview: #3 UNC vs #2 Long Beach State

For the first time since 2010 and only the second time since 2005, the Tar Heels are on the road for an NCAA baseball regional. Third-seeded UNC opens play in the Gainesville Regional against the #2 seed Long Beach State. Mike Fox will send ace Trent Thornton to the mound in hopes of getting the Heels into the winner's bracket of the four team, double-elimination event. (Tar Heel Blog)

Mike Fox, Underdog Tar Heels Prepare For NCAAs

The third-seeded North Carolina baseball team, 34-25 overall, will embark on the Road to Omaha when it faces second-seeded Long Beach State, sporting a 32-24 record, Friday at 1 p.m. at McKethan Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. The Dirtbags are no strangers to the postseason stage. Long Beach State has made 20 appearances in the NCAA Tournament. (Chapelboro.com)

Three Strikes: Gainesville Regional

The Diamond Heels open NCAA Tournament when they take on Long Beach State today at 1 p.m. (Watch on ESPN3). The challenge before them is formidable: Carolina is in a group with CAA champion College of Charleston (who took two of three from the Tar Heels on opening weekend), SEC champion and No. 2 national seed Florida and the Dirtbags, who won nine of their last ten. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels head to Gainesville as underdog

Despite the Tar Heels finishing their season nearly one loss away from starting summer vacation early, they’re in the 64-team NCAA Tournament field. Their underdog mentality cultivated throughout an unusual season plays to their advantage, a willingness to do whatever it takes to stay alive. “I think it’s the mantra of the season,” sophomore Skye Bolt said. (Carolina Blue)

2014 Regionals preview: Gainesville

North Carolina has had a rather strange campaign this spring. The Tar Heels typically are being talked about in the national seed discussion. This time, though, we were wondering if they'd make it into the field of 64 as a bubble team. UNC has talent and could be a surprise team in this NCAA Regional. (Perfect Game)

Tale of the Tape: Gainesville Regional

Here are how the four teams in the Gainesville Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament stack up to each other. Long Beach State has just six home runs on the season but was tied for 13th nationally with 21 triples. That is probably owed somewhat to the dimensions of the Dirtbags' home park. (Tar Heel Blog)

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