UNC-Rice2: Heels Postgame w/Audio

OMAHA, Neb. --- North Carolina coach Mike Fox, pitchers Adam Warren and Andrew Carignan, as well as first baseman Dustin Ackley; spoke to reporter following the Tar Heels' 7-4 win over Rice on Thursday. Read and listen to what they had to say…

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Opening remarks -

I don't know where to begin. I think we're exhausted and we're elated. To say we'll be playing for the national championship is surreal. This team has done it all year long. It doesn't surprise me we were able to come back and win three games. I'm not sure where the home runs came from tonight. We saved them all up. We're thrilled and happy to be playing for the national title.

On the rematch with Oregon State -

I'm just glad we're playing. I'm sure everyone else is thrilled that the matchup is the same as last year. We just want to take a deep breath. We're happy to still be playing.

On Saturday's starter being Alex White -

If we didn't use him today, and we were fortunate enough to win, we thought we would use him.


On the team's resurgent offensive attack -

We haven't been doing things any differently. Everyone is clicking at the same time.


On this year's route to the CWS finals -

Last year we did win three in a row, and it didn't go so well for us. This year it is the other way around, as we lost a game and came back. Hope it goes better for us this way.


On tonight's game plan -

Our game plan was to let our defense do the work. They've been great all year. We got a lot of ground balls and our defense came though.

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