North Carolina starting pitcher Benton Moss throws to home plate during the first inning of an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game against Florida in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, May 31, 2014.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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North Carolina starting pitcher Benton Moss throws to home plate during the first inning of an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game against Florida in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, May 31, 2014.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Rocky Mount graduate Benton Moss, Tar Heels top Gators

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Adam Ramirez and Adam Pate hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the third inning after a rain delay of 3 hours, 19 minutes to spark North Carolina to a 5-2 victory that eliminated host and No. 2 national seed Florida on Saturday.

The Gators (40-23) went 0-2 in a regional for the second year in a row and have lost their last six NCAA Tournament games since the 2012 College World Series.

North Carolina (35-26) advanced to a game today against the loser of the late game between the College of Charleston and Long Beach State.

The Tar Heels broke open a scoreless tie after returning from the lengthy delay, greeting Florida reliever Kirby Snead with four consecutive hits.

Reilly Hovis (9-1) earned the victory in relief.

Zack Powers and Casey Turgeon had RBI singles for the 
Gators.


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