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Topic - Kent Emanuel
North Carolina will see a familiar opponent in Omaha — the Tar Heels will open CWS play Sunday against instate and Atlantic Coast Conference rival North Carolina State.
In other action Saturday, Virginia beat Elon 2-0 in Charlottesville and Virginia Tech downed Coastal Carolina 9-1 in an elimination game in Blacksburg.
Ten _ just 10 _ of the top topics in the 64-team NCAA baseball tournament, which starts Friday:
The national seeds behind North Carolina and Vanderbilt, in order, are: Oregon State, LSU, Cal State Fullerton, Virginia, Florida State and Oregon.
A capsule look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Neb. (Coaches' records at current schools through super regionals):
North Carolina starters Patrick Johnson and Kent Emanuel hope to build on last weekend's strong pitching performances when the Tar Heels face Stanford in the NCAA super regionals.