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College Baseball Tournament 2012: Why North Carolina Is Team to Beat

Published by on May 29, 2012

North Carolina's baseball team is currently ranked No.5 in the nation, but they are more equipped to win this year's college baseball tournament than any higher-seeded team.

The Tar Heels have it all. Experience, coaching, pitching and timely hitting are all part of the Tar Heels' winning equation.

Let's take a look at why North Carolina is the team to beat in this year's NCAA tournament field.


Elite Pitching

You know the old saying, pitching wins championships. If that is truly the case, teams should be frightened of the Tar Heel staff.

North Carolina boasts four top-end starters, Benton Moss, R.C. Orlan, Hobbs Johnson and Kent Emanuel. They also have the nation's No. 4 leader in saves, Michael Morin. These five talented arms are a big reason North Carolina's team ERA was No. 3 in the nation this season.

The Tar Heels will need these arms to traverse the pitfalls of postseason play. Quality starts and solid work from the back-end of the bullpen will directly tr...

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