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Tennessee Baseball vs. North Carolina In College World Series: How To Watch, Complete Preview

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Tennessee baseball resumes play at the College World Series on Sunday night when they’ll face North Carolina at Charles Schwab Field.

Both teams won their opening game at the event on ninth inning walk offs. A win moves either team to the brink of the College World Series final while whoever loses will have to win three games in three days to crawl out of the loser’s bracket.

Here’s everything you need to know about Tennessee’s matchup against North Carolina.

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How To Watch — No. 1 Tennessee (55-12, 22-8 SEC) vs. No. 4 North Carolina (48-14, 22-8 ACC)

  • Game Time: 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
  • How To Watch: ESPN2
  • Stream Link: WatchESPN
  • On the call: PxP: Mike Monaco, Color: Kyle Peterson and Chris Burke, Field: Kris Budden

Projected Pitching Matchups

  • Vols RHP Drew Beam (17 GS, 8-2, 4.44 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 93.1 IP, 85 K, 23 BB) vs. Tar Heels LHP Shea Sprague (16 GP, 14 GS, 3-1, 4.00 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 74.1 IP, 64 K, 14 BB)

Bats To Know

Tennessee:

2B Christian Moore — .385/.460/.822, 33 HR, 53 EBH, 72 RBI, 35 BB, 45 K

1B Blake Burke — .380/.453/.711, 19 HR, 48 EBH, 59 RBI, 34 BB, 41 K

3B Billy Amick — .315/.394/.672, 23 HR, 37 EBH, 64 RBI, 26 BB, 46 K

LF Dylan Dreiling — .329/.450/.689, 20 HR, 40 EBH, 67 RBI, 49 BB, 57 K

RF Kavares Tears — .332/.441/.659, 19 HR, 34 EBH, 57 RBI, 45 BB, 65 K

North Carolina:

LF Casey Cook — .345/.437/.614, 18 HR, 30 EBH, 77 RBI, 36 BB, 53 K

CF Vance Honeycutt — .312/.405/.692, 26 HR, 45 EBH, 66 RBI, 35 BB, 80 K, 28 SB

1B Parks Harber — .342/.426/.658, 20 HR, 30 EBH, 63 RBI, 35 BB, 35 K

RF Anthony Donofrio — .332/.440/.559, 7 HR, 32 EBH, 53 RBI, 44 BB, 44 K, 19 SB

C Luke Stevenson — .287/.421/.545, 14 HR, 24 EBH, 58 RBI, 46 BB, 54 K

Latest Results

Tennessee:

  • Defeated Florida State 12-11 in College World Series opener
  • Won two out of three games against Evansville in Knoxville Super Regional
  • Swept through the Knoxville Regional (wins over Northern Kentucky, Indiana and Southern Miss)

North Carolina:

  • Defeated Virginia 3-2 in College World Series opener
  • Swept West Virginia to win Chapel Hill Super Regional
  • Went 3-1 to win Chapel Hill Regional (wins over Long Island and LSU twice)

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