Calhoun's grand slam, double keys ASU's 12-5 winPosted: Updated:
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Arizona State erased a four-run deficit in a 12-5 victory over North Carolina at the College World Series last night.
Kole Calhoun hit a game-tying grand slam in the fifth inning and a go-ahead double in the seventh. He's homered in each of the Sun Devils' CWS games and has driven in 10 runs.
Fifth-seed ASU (51-13) plays No. 1 Texas tonight. The Sun Devils have to win that game and another tomorrow against the Longhorns to advance to next week's best-of-three finals.
ASU starter Josh Spence (10-1) allowed seven hits and four runs, three earned, in seven innings.
The eight-run seventh inning was the Sun Devils' biggest inning of the season, and the second-most runs by a Tar Heels opponent in one inning.
The 12 runs Carolina (48-18) surrendered were a season high.