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UNC-ECU: White Shanghais Pirates in Opener of Super Regional

Published by on June 7, 2009

Come Tuesday, Alex White will start the process to becoming a very wealthy man, but the University of North Carolina right-hander is not concerned about becoming a top-10 pick in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.

The junior is focused on getting the Tar Heels to their fourth straight trip to Omaha, NE and the College World Series. White proved that Saturday, as he shut down the explosive East Carolina offense during the Heels' 10-1 romp in the opening game of a best-of-three Super Regional played at Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill.

The Heels can punch their ticket to Omaha with a victory Sunday over the Pirates.

Although White was not dominating, falling behind hitters early, scattering nine hits and giving up a solo home run to Brandon Henderson that bounced off the light pole in left field to lead off the second inning, the right-hander recorded a career-high 12 strikeouts in eight-and-one-third innings, closing out what is probably his final start at newly remodeled Boshamer Stadium.

Facing a Pirates crew batting a collective .341 with all nine players in the starting lineup batting...

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