ACC: Carolina breaks through

By Glenn Tanner - May 26, 2007

North Carolina finally broke the double shutout with a couple of runs in the bottom of the sixth.

We head to the seventh with North Carolina leading Virginia

Seth Williams got things going with a leadoff single, and #9 hitter Kyle Shelton slapped a double just inside the third base bag. Reid Fronk followed with a Texas Leaguer to center to score Williams, and Garrett Gore's sac fly made it 2-0.

UNC's Alex White has allowed only two hits and has struck out four. He's getting most of his outs through the air, as the final out of the sixth was his first ground ball out of the game.

UVa's Casey Lambert has allowed only four hits and has fanned three. Six innings in his second start of the year is pretty good for the former closer. He's keeping his pitch count low, but there is action in the Cav pen.

Prior to hiring Brian O'Connor, Virginia had one 40-win season in the program's history and had advanced to the NCAA playoffs only three times.

Here's what they've done since hiring O'Connor prior to the 2004 season:

2004 -- 44-15
2005 -- 41-20
2006 -- 47-15
2007 -- 43-13

I think it's time to throw some money at the Council Bluffs, Iowa native and lock him up for a long time.

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 03:31 PM on May 26, 2007

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