Three former Cavs headed to CWS
Three baseball players who graduated from Cuthbertson High will be playing in the College World Series starting Saturday.
N.C. State's 17-inning win over Rice on Sunday night puts the Wolfpack in the CWS for the first time since 1968, while North Carolina edged South Carolina 5-4 in the final game of their best-of-3 series on Tuesday.
UNC and N.C. State will play each other in baseball in the postseason for the first time ever on Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Wolfpack hosted a Super Regional for the first time in school history. They scored the winning run when Tarran Senay came home on a double by Brett Williams.
Catcher John Mangum and pitcher Brian Donovan, both true freshmen from Cuthbertson High, did not participate in Monday's win.
Mangum has played in 11 games this season with four starts and has a .154 batting average, while Donovan has made one appearance on the mound.
N.C. State, which improved to 49-14, is ranked No. 7 in the nation by ncaa.com.
UNC (57-10) is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the same poll.
North Carolina's roster includes redshirt freshman Peter Hendel, who has made four appearances on the mound in 2013.
The Tar Heels denied the Gamecocks a chance to return to the College World Series for the fourth year in a row. USC won the national championship in 2010 and 2011.
This is UNC's 10th trip to the CWS. The Heels have never won a national title in baseball.
The 67th College World Series is being held in Omaha starting Saturday.
The eight teams will be divided into two pools for double elimination, and the pool winners will play for national title in a best-of-3 series.
Oregon State, Indiana, Louisville, LSU, UCLA and Mississippi State have also reached the CWS.