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Tar Heels top Cornell 7-4 in NCAA tournament

June 1, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — Colin Moran had four hits to help North Carolina beat Cornell 7-4 on Friday in the Chapel Hill Regional of the NCAA tournament.

Jacob Stallings and Adam Griffin each drove in two runs for the top-seeded Tar Heels (45-14), the No. 6 national seed. Moran's big day came a week after going just 2 for 14 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

North Carolina scored the first five runs Friday, then added two after the fourth-seeded Big Red had closed to 5-3 in the sixth inning.

Hobbs Johnson (7-1) earned the win, allowing six hits and two runs in five innings. Michael Morin picked up his 18th save to tie a school single-season record.

Brian Billigen hit a two-run homer in the sixth for Cornell (31-16-1), which committed four errors.

Rick Marks (4-5) took the loss, allowing nine hits and five runs in 3 2-3 innings.

The game included a 71-minute rain delay.

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