UNC-OSU-1: Photos - Flack's Game Winner

OMAHA, Neb. --- Chad Flack admittedly isn't the fleetest of foot, but the Tar Heel first baseman's triple and then his crafty slide into home plate on a passed ball proved to be the game-winning run that has put UNC up 1-0 in the CWS Championship Series against Oregon State. Check out photos from the sequence ...


In the eighth inning, Flack hit a liner into the right field corner ... (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)


... and dove into third base with a triple. "Chad's been getting big hits for us ever since he stepped on our campus," said UNC head coach Mike Fox. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)


The next batter, Jay Cox, saw an inside pitch from OSU reliever Joe Paterson hit off the glove of OSU catcher Mitch Canham and head to the backstop. Flack got what he later referred to as "a horrible jump," but headed to home, diving head first ... (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)


... Canham chased down the ball and threw it a covering Paterson, for what was now going to be a close play ... (Eric Francis/AP Photo)


... but Flack was able to evade the tag ... (Dave Weaver/AP Photo)


... and the umpire, standing over the play, called Flack "safe," much to the joy of Cox (10) and the rest of the Tar Heels. (Eric Francis/AP Photo)


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