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BOONE, N.C. — Matt Vernon’s (Advance, N.C./Davie County) RBI double with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Appalachian State University baseball its second-straight 8-7 walkoff win over Little Rock on Sunday afternoon at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. --- No. 2 Miami scored five times in the fifth inning and completed a three-game sweep of No. 7 North Carolina with a 7-4 win Sunday afternoon at Mark Light Field. Jacob Heyward's two-run double off Jason Morgan started the scoring, and Johnny Ruiz's RBI single gave the Hurricanes the lead for good. Brian Miller had two doubles among his three hits and drove in three to lead the Tar Heels, who fell to 20-7 and 6-6 in league play with the loss.

Huge Rally Leads to Walkoff Win for App Baseball....BOONE, N.C. — Drake Zupcic (Waxhaw, N.C./Cuthbertson) capped Appalachian State University baseball’s rally from a late four-run deficit with a walkoff single that lifted the Mountaineers to an 8-7 triumph over Little Rock on Saturday afternoon at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium.

THE MATCHUP

♦ North Carolina (33-6) and Villanova (34-5) will meet on Monday night in Houston for the 2016 NCAA championship. The Tar Heels and Wildcats will take the opening tip at 9:19 p.m. Eastern Time (8:19 p.m. in Houston) at NRG Stadium.

HOUSTON (AP) -- North Carolina's latest step on the way to a title was shaping up as strictly an inside job.