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ASU Lefties Hand UNC Another Disappointing Loss

Published by on June 15, 2009

During the last three years, North Carolina has endured a number of heartbreaks at Rosenblatt Stadium, but Sunday, the fourth-ranked Tar Heels did something they have not accomplished since 1989.

Stranding 11 runners on base and committing three errors, the Tar Heels fell 5-2 in 10 innings to No. 5 Arizona State (50-12) in the opening round of pool play at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. It was the first time in 20 years that North Carolina (47-17) has lost its opening game of the tournament.

The Heels struck out 13 times against Arizona State's southpaw duo, starter Josh Spence, and Mitchell Lambson, who picked up the win in relief.

The Heels, one loss away from seeing their season end, play Southern Mississippi on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in an elimination game. The Golden Eagles suffered a 7-6 loss to top-ranked Texas on Sunday.

With the wind blowing in for much of the game Sunday, runs were a premium, as North Carolina's ace Alex White and Spence matched one another pitch for pitch. However, neither would figure into the decision.

White, drafted 15th overall by the Cleveland Indians, went nine innings, scattering seven hits and allowed a r...

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