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Vanderbilt 5, UNC 1

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A few key stats tell you all you need to know about UNC's trip to the College World Series in 2011:

In three games in Omaha, Carolina left 34 men on base and batted .157 (6-for-38) with runners in scoring position while scoring only seven runs.

And with that, the Tar Heels fell to Vanderbilt for the second time, mustering only four hits in a 5-1 loss.

Jacob Stallings did what he could to sink his dad's employer with a pair of doubles, but UNC fell behind early and could not muster enough offense to overcome the Commodores.

Vandy got to UNC starter Greg Holt early, rocking him for two homers and five runs in only 2 2/3 innings. Holt, who was making only his second start of the season, was promptly yanked and the Commodores would not score again.

But the Heels couldn't wake up their bats and, after plating a run in the 5th, never got a runner past first base.

It is a disappointing end to an otherwise remarkable season for a very young Carolina team, which finished the season 51-16 and advanced to the College World Series for the 5th time in 6 years. UNC started the year off the radar screen, picked 4th in their own division, but finished with the country's best RPI and a #3 national seed.

With all the youth in the Carolina dugout, good things can be expected from this group next season and beyond.