OMAHA, NE (AP) North Carolina freshman left-hander Kent Emanuel pitched the first complete-game shutout at the College World Series in five years in a 3-0 victory that eliminated Texas on Monday.
Emanuel limited the Longhorns to four singles in his third win of the NCAA tournament and first career shutout.
Jacob Stallings hit a two-run single in the third inning and Ben Bunting finished a four-hit day with an RBI double in the ninth for the Tar Heels (51-15), who play Vanderbilt or Florida on Wednesday.
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.
Emanuel walked one and struck out five. North Carolina’s Robert Woodard pitched the last shutout here, blanking Clemson in 2006. The last freshman to do it was LSU’s Brett Laxton in 1993 against Wichita State.
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