Cardinals depart from Omaha, Sun Devils join them.
by Bob Timmermann
North Carolina eliminated Louisville from the College World Series with a 3-1 win this afternoon. The Tar Heels will now have to defeat Rice twice, starting tomorrow to advance on to the final series for the second year in a row.
Later this evening, UC Irvine will face Arizona State in an elimination game. The Sun Devils beat the Anteaters 5-4 in their first meeting. UC Irvine won a seesaw same over Arizona State 8-7 in 10 innings, scoring four times in the eighth to tie the game and eliminate one of the pretournament favorites in the Pac-10 champ. UC Irvine will play defending champion Oregon State tomorrow and must win two straight to make the final series.