North Carolina sweeps Stetson to advance to College World Series

North Carolina became the first team to advance to the College World Series, completing a sweep of its best-of-three NCAA tournament super regional against Stetson on Saturday. The No. 6 national seed Tar Heels scored four runs in the first inning and hung on to win 7-5 over the No. 11 Hatters. Carolina will make its first trip to the CWS in Omaha, Nebraska, since 2013. Cal State Fullerton beat Washington 5-2 to even its series with Washington at a game apiece. No. 14 Minnesota played at No. 3 Oregon State and Mississippi State met Vanderbilt in late Game 2s. In super regional openers, defending national champion and No. 1 overall seed Florida beat Auburn and top draft pick Casey Mize 8-2; Tennessee Tech closer Ethan Roberts held No. 13 Texas to one run in four innings in a 5-4 win; and Big 12 freshman of the year Gabe Holt drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to lead No. 9 Texas Tech past Duke 8-4. South Carolina played a late game at…