Pirates won't go quietly
The Pirates loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth and plated three runs to cut the UNC lead to 8-3 heading into the ninth. Kyle Roller's groundout RBI scored Austin Homan to make it 8-1. And then Brandon Henderson hit a two-run single to right off reliever Brian Moran to score Trent Whitehead and Ryan Wood.
The final line for Carolina starter Adam Warren: 7.1 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 118 pitches.
Three outs and counting for the boys from Greenville.