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Off the cuff: If you haven't been to a game this season, you really need to see the beautiful ballpark in Cary. The turf is impeccable and the sitelines are great. The concessions are good and you have a diverse selection of food (although it's not cheap). The final home game of the regular season is May 13 at 6 p.m. However, the Heels are almost certain to host some NCAA tournament games.

A recent agreement between the NCAA and Omaha will keep the college World Series in Omaha through at least the year 2030. However, there will be a new stadium to replace the 23,000-seat Rosenblatt stadium, which has been home to the World Series since 1950. The new ballpark will be downtown, cost an estimated $140 million and will seat around 25,000.

Construction on Carolina's Boshamer Stadium began nearly a year ago. About $23.5 of the $25.5 needed has been raised by the Rams Club. The renovation should be completed before next baseball season.

2008 UNC baseball
The Schedule/Results
The Roster

Heels have big series vs. Virginia
Carolina baseball reaches 40-game win mark

(Editor's note: This page will be updated once at week at the first of each week through the ACC tournament, which starts May 21, and through the Tar Heels journey in the NCAA tournament, which starts May 30 and runs through June.)

The North Carolina Tar Heels beat North Florida for the second time to move to 40-8 on the seasons but it took a come-from-behind rally to do it.

Carolina fell behind 5-1 in the third inning before scoring 10 over the next three innings to take an 11-5 win to set up the two key conference series at Virginia and then at top-ranked Miami. k before falling to the Seminoles in game two of a three-game series to break a 12-game win streak. (5/8)

Playing at their temporary home at the USA baseball field in Cary, the Heels looked anything but the No. 2 team in the nation as No. 4 starting pitching Patrick Johnson had a rough time. Johnson gave up five hits and five runs in just two and two-thirds innings.

A pair of errors by the Ospreys in the bottom of the third led to a couple of Tar Heel runs to draw it to 5-3. North Florida had a chance to get those runs back in the fourth but a diving catch by UNC centerfielder Seth Williams saved at least one run and maybe two.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Tar Heels struck four times with two outs to take the lead. Dustin Ackley doubled in two to tie it at 5-5 before Tim Fedroff singled in two to give the Heels a 7-5 lead.

Aa couple of wild pitches in the fifth led to two UNC runs in the fifth and singles by Ackley and Garrett Gore drove in two. Both teams were shut out from that point on. North Florida fell to 26-22.

Gore went 3-for-3 and scored three times while Ackley went 2-for-5 with three RBI. The Heels banged out 17 hits, the second best total of the season, and came back from four down for the second time this season.

Carolina travels to No. 24 Virginia for a three-game series May 9-11. The final regular season home game of the season is Tuesday, May 13 at 6 p.m.

Check out the most recent game box score and a photo gallery.
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Carolina baseball goes for best start in school history
Tar Heels take two of three from Florida State


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