ACC: Pack kindly asks you to turn off your TV
By Glenn Tanner - May 25, 2007
NC State had better hope that the selection committee members turned off their TVs and went to bed early, because they're not impressing anyone who's watching this one.
Very few are watching in the stadium. When the session attendance was announced at "sixty one thirty two," someone in the press conference cracked, "That means 61 Carolina fans and 32 NC State fans."
After seven innings, North Carolina leads 9-3.
Trailing 7-2, the Pack tried to get back in it in the bottom of the sixth. Ryan Pond and Jeremy Synan both singled and moved into scoring position with the help of a balk. With two out, Caleb Mangum lined a single to right. Pond scored, but Tim Fedroff's perfect throw cut down Synan at the plate on a bang-bang play.
With the help of the Pack defense, UNC got that run and another back in the top of the 7th. Chad Flack walked and moved to second on a Fedroff's single. With two out, Scott Williams singled to drive in Flack. Reid Fronk walked to load the bases, then Garrett Gore hit an easy chopper to short. For some reason, Tommy Foschi tried to shovel the ball out of his glove to get the force at second, but Williams beat him to the bag, and a run scored.
Robert Woodard pitched a 1-2-3 bottom of the inning on 6 pitches.
Posted by Glenn Tanner at 12:30 AM on May 25, 2007