North Carolina's Vance Honeycutt celebrates his walk-off hit against Virginia (Mandy Sorenson)


UNC’s star power wins out, as Honeycutt, Cook, Pence lift Heels past Virginia

College World Series

OMAHA — Brian O’Connor found himself in a classic “pick your poison” scenario. He chose to take his chances with the arsenic — the most famous of poisons — but his other options were just as potentially lethal.

With Virginia and North Carolina tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth, the Tar Heels had the winning run at third base with two outs and superstar center fielder Vance Honeycutt at the plate. Honeycutt has had a flair for the dramatic this postseason, delivering a pair of key homers in a win against LSU during[…]


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