With each game it seems as though North Carolina is improving and becoming bigger, and with it you see Kent Emanuel becoming better. The left hander freshman managed to pitch the first time in a complete game shutout at the prestigious College World Series in the last five years for a 3-0 win that took Texas out of the game yesterday. Emanuel was instrumental in limiting Texas to just four singles in the third win for the NCAA tournament and his first career shutout. Basketball scores
Mike Fox the coach for North Carolina said “Other than his left arm, that’s his best trait, his demeanor,” “You don’t see a lot of emotion out of him. That’s what you want when you’re on the mound, especially on this stage.” Emanuel who is just 19 showed maturity and methodology in his game and managed to play coolly even when under pressure in order to knock the Longhorns off the running.
Texas (49-19) went two games and out for the second time in 25 CWS appearances since 1966 and for the fourth time in its record 34 trips to Omaha. The last time was in 2000.
The problem with North Carolina’s offence was a lack of timely hits which resulted in an opening loss to their rivals Vanderbilt. Jacob Stallings managed to hit a 2 run single during the third inning with Ben Bunting finishing with a fourth hit of the day with a RBI double down the ninth. Football odds
Brandon Loy the Texas shortstop said “We didn’t come here to be the first team to leave,” “You’re never going to be satisfied, I don’t think, unless you come out of here with a national championship. We did some amazing things with this team. It’s tough to leave now.”
Emanuel managed to walk one and then struck out five. Robert Woodard of North Carolina pitched his last shutout here back in 2006. The last freshman to achieve this was from LSU, Brett Laxton managed it back in 1993 playing against Wichita. Baseball betting lines
Augie Garrido the Texas coach said “It was a brilliantly pitched game by their pitcher,” “He was terrific. He got three pitches over. He used them in different count spots where he would lead guys off of changeups. He’d lead guys off with breaking balls. He’d lead guys off with fastballs and he had command throughout the game from beginning to end.”