Chad Flack’s two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning turned a one-run deficit into a one-run win as the second-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels picked up a 4-3 win over Fresno State Saturday to stay alive in the 2008 Men’s College World Series.
The Tar Heels forced a decisive game against Fresno State Sunday at 6 p.m. (Central). The winner of Sunday’s Fresno State/North Carolina game will advance to face Georgia in the MCWS Championship Finals beginning Monday at 6 p.m. (Central).
After Kyle Seager led off the eighth inning with a double into right center, Flack, who appeared to be sacrificing earlier in the at-bat, belted a 3-2 pitch deep into the left field bleachers to give North Carolina its first lead of the game.
The home run gave North Carolina hurler Alex White an MCWS record-tying third win of the 2008 Series. White entered the game in the seventh and retired all eight men he faced with five strikeouts.