The North Carolina baseball team's quest for a second straight College World Series appearance will continue Saturday at noon, the NCAA announced Tuesday morning.
After going undefeated in the regional round, the Tar Heels will host Auburn in the Chapel Hill Super Regional this weekend, with games being held Saturday at noon, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and a decisive third game being held Monday at 1 p.m. if necessary. The winner of the best-of-three series will earn a trip to Omaha, Neb. for the College World Series.
The Tar Heels went 38-17 in the regular season, including a 17-13 mark in conference play and captured their seventh ACC Tournament Championship in Durham, with junior Michael Busch being named tournament MVP.
All-time, North Carolina is 14-4 in Super Regionals and has the best winning percentage (.778) of any program in the country.
As for Auburn, the Tigers knocked off top seed Georgia Tech in the Atlanta Regional, allowing UNC to host a Super Regional at Boshamer Stadium for the second straight year. The Tigers defeated Coastal Carolina 16-7, then beat the Yellow Jackets 6-5 and 4-1 to advance.
The Tar Heels are 1-7-1 all-time against Auburn, with the lone win coming in the 1978 South Regional. The two schools have not played since 2003.