Beavers Chomp Down on National Championship
OSU jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth, but the Heels tied in the fifth.
Despite a strong outing, Tar Heels' starter Daniel Bard left the game with two outs in the eighth and runners at first and second. Bill Rowe scored the winning run from second base on a throwing error by UNC second baseman Bryan Steel.
Kevin Gunderson retired the final two batters for his third save of the NCAA tournament. The Beavers won the title by combining their five-run rally in game two, with the eighth-inning comeback in game three.