OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - North Carolina baseball makes its return to Omaha for the 2018 College World Series after finishing the season with a 43-18 overall record.
How they got here: North Carolina struggled to start the season, coming out of the gate with a 7-7 record but rallied to make a regional appearance.The Tar Heels swept their way through the Regional round with wins over North Carolina A&T (11-0) and two wins over Houston (4-3, 19-11). North Carolina swept Stetson in the Chapel Hill Super Regional (7-4, 7-5).
History: This trip to the College World Series marks North Carolina's 11th appearance in Omaha in program history. However, the Tar Heels have never won a National Championship.
Who to watch for: Junior third baseman Kyle Datres leads the team with a 3.44 batting average, 86 hits and 34 RBI. Sophomore first baseman Michael Bush leads the team with 13 home runs this season.
When they play: North Carolina will meet up with Oregon State for a rematch of the 2006 and 2007 National Title series Saturday at 2 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN.