OMAHA, Neb. — Brian Holberton batted from the four spot for the second time in an elimination game this post season — and for the second time, the tweak was effective for North Carolina.
Contributions throughout the lineup, though, didn’t hurt either as the Tar Heels lead LSU 4-2 Tuesday afternoon after seven innings
Holberton sent a home run over the right centerfield wall to score Colin Moran from first base and give UNC a 2-0 first-inning lead.
North Carolina then scored in the third inning after Landon Lassiter opened with a double and was then scored by a Moran single.
Trent Thornton allowed nine hits in his first start since March 27, but was still able to get the Tar Heels into the fifth inning without allowing a run.