UNC coach Scott Forbes, proud of Tar Heels, congratulates Arkansas on their place in the College World Series

North Carolina Baseball lost Game 2 of its Super Regional to Arkansas 4-3. Razorbacks designated hitter Brady Slavens fired a single just out of reach of Tar Heels second baseman Colby Wilkerson with the infield to send the Razorbacks to Omaha, Nebraska. UNC Head Coach Scott Forbes fed the ball to pitcher Davis Palermo in the sixth inning, and the Tar Heels scored two runs in the seventh and one in the ninth to take a 3-2 lead.

Palermo gave up two hits, allowed a run on fielder’s pick and was put out. Caden O’Brien came in relief, but couldn’t get out of trouble.

“I don’t need to go where we were on the mound, but some guys were available and some weren’t,” Forbes said of whether he considered going up to Palermo three or four innings. bruises, and some guys had to step in in different roles, but we felt like with Davis having all this rest that he was going to have to give us three or four innings, and he almost did. … That was our plan.”

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After the game, Forbes, Palermo, shortstop Danny Serretti and Vance Honeycutt spoke to the media.

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