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College World Series: Vanderbilt Eliminates North Carolina with 5-1 Win

Published by on June 22, 2011

The Vanderbilt baseball team continued its dream season Wednesday night by eliminating North Carolina with a 5-1 win to set up a match with SEC foe Florida on Friday.

Competing in the program's first-ever College World Series, Vanderbilt (54-11) beat North Carolina (51-16) for the second time in the 2011 edition of the CWS to advance.

The Commodores dropped the Tar Heels to the loser's bracket in the opening game in Omaha last week with a 7-3 victory, and a second loss for the Tar Heels eliminated them Wednesday night in front of a large crowd at TD Ameritrade Park.

As if North Carolina's exit wasn't hard enough to swallow for the Carolina Blue-clad fanbase, a few post-elimination statistics provided insult to injury.

The Tar Heels, whom many thought would make a run to the championship series, left 34 runners on base in its three CWS games and were just 7-39 with runners in scoring position.

Vanderbilt got off to a quick start in the bottom of the first inning when Tony Kemp tripled to deep right center.

Anthony Gomez's sacrifice pop-fly sent Kemp ...

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