OMAHA, Neb. -- North Carolina is back in the College World
Series finals after hitting four home runs to support Adam Warren
and two relievers in a 7-to-4 win over Rice tonight.
The Tar Heels beat Rice twice in two days to win their bracket
for the second straight year. They will play defending champion
Oregon State in only the second finals rematch in the C-W-S'
61-year history. Arizona State and Southern California met in 1972
It was a replay of last year's C-W-S for the Owls.
Rice won its first two games in Omaha in 2006, then went home
after getting shut out twice by Oregon State. The Owls scored 29
runs in winning their first two games this year, including a 14-4
win over North Carolina, but they managed only five in the two
losses to the Tar Heels.