UNC vs. Tennessee baseball live score, updates, highlights from 2024 College World Series game

Carolina Blue vs. Tennessee Orange — that’s the College World Series matchup on deck for Sunday night. 

The Tar Heels and the Volunteers square off in Omaha tonight in the winner’s bracket battle after each squad won their respective opening-round game.

No. 1 Tennessee showcased its high-powered offense on Friday night, taking down No. 8 Florida State in a 12-11 slugfest. The Vols came back from down 11-7 in the eighth inning to put the Seminoles on the brink of elimination. Outfielder Dylan Dreiling and first baseman Blake Burke each knocked in three runs apiece, and Christian Moore hit for the cycle in a five-hit outing. 

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No. 4 North Carolina also picked up a win on Friday night, as outfielder Vance Honeycutt hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning to take out No. 12 Virginia 3-2. The UNC pitching staff gave up just five hits in its 2024 College World Series debut. 

A win on Sunday night for either Tennessee or North Carolina puts the respective squad one more victory away from a spot in the College World Series finals. Meanwhile, a loss won’t end either team’s time in Omaha. Instead, it will set up a matchup in the loser’s bracket against No. 8. Florida State

The Sporting News is tracking live scores and highlights from Sunday’s College World Series game between Tennessee and North Carolina. Follow for updates throughout the game.

UNC vs. Tennessee baseball score

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 F
North Carolina 0 0 0
Tennessee 0 0 0
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UNC vs. Tennessee live updates, highlights from College World Series

(All times Eastern)

7:57 p.m. End top fourth: Beam battles back from a 3-0 count and strikes out Anthony Donofrio to end the top of the fourth. North Carolina can’t take advantage of the two-out single, and Beam is up to five strikeouts through four innings. 

7:53 p.m.: The Tar Heels are finally on base. With two outs in the top of the fourth, Parks Harber takes the first pitch from Beam and deposits it into shallow right field for a single. 

7:48 p.m. End bottom third: We’ve got ourselves a pitching duel in Omaha. Sprague strikes out Cal Stark for his third K of the evening, en route to his second 1-2-3 inning. 

7:42 p.m. End top third: North Carolina has no answer for Beam the first team through the order. His strikes out Colby Wilkerson to pick up his third K of the day. So far, nine up, nine down for the Tar Heels. 

7:38 p.m. End bottom second: Sprague gets Dean Curley to fly out to center field, ending the inning. The Volunteers leave a runner on second base. 

7:36 p.m.: A fielder’s choice by Kavares Tears moves Dreiling to second base with two outs in the inning. 

7:33 p.m.: The first baserunner of the game goes to the Vols. Dylan Dreiling walks to lead off the bottom of the second inning. 

7:31 p.m. End top second: Make it now six batter retired in a row for Beam, as he forces UNC to hit into two fly outs and a groundout. 

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7:24 p.m. End bottom first: Shea Sprague responds with a quick, three-batter inning of his own for the Tar Heels. After a groundout to Christian Moore, he strikes out Blake Burke and Billy Amick to end the first inning. 

7:13 p.m. End top first: Three up, three down to start off the day for Drew Beam and the Volunteers. He strikes out Vance Honeycutt looking, strikes out Casey Cook swinging and then forces a groundout to Parks Harber

Pregame

6:45 p.m.: The winner of Tennessee vs. North Carolina can be in the driver’s seat for the College World Series. Whoever wins tonight will be one more victory away from a spot in the finals. However, a loss results in the demotion to the loser’s bracket, where No. 8. Florida State awaits after a win over Virginia to stay alive. 

5:45 p.m.: Here’s a look at the starting pitchers and lineups for the two teams on Sunday:

North Carolina

  1. Vance Honeycutt (CF)
  2. Casey Cook (LF)
  3. Parks Harber (1B)
  4. Anthony Donofrio (RF)
  5. Gavin Gallaher (3B)
  6. Luke Stevenson (C)
  7. Jackson Van De Brake (DH)
  8. Alex Madera (2B)
  9. Colby Wilkerson (SS)

P: Shea Sprague

Tennessee

  1. Christian Moore (2B)
  2. Blake Burke (1B)
  3. Billy Amick (3B)
  4. Dylan Dreiling (LF)
  5. Hunter Ensley (CF)
  6. Kavares Tears (SS)
  7. Dean Curley (SS)
  8. Reese Chapman (DH)
  9. Cal Stark (C)

P: Drew Beam

How to watch UNC vs. Tennessee

  • Start time: 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT)
  • TV channel: ESPN2
  • Live stream: ESPN+, Fubo

UNC vs. Tennessee will be carried on ESPN2. Those hoping to stream the game can find it on ESPN+ or on Fubo, which offers a free trial.

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College World Series schedule

Friday, June 14

Game Matchup/Result Time (ET) TV channel
Game 1 North Carolina 3, Virginia 2
Game 2 Tennessee 12, Florida State 11

Saturday, June 15

Game Matchup/Result Time (ET) TV channel
Game 3 Kentucky 5, NC State 4
Game 4 Texas A&M 3, Florida 2

Sunday, June 16

Game Matchup/Result Time (ET) TV channel
Game 5 Virginia vs. Florida State 2 p.m. ESPN, Fubo
Game 6 North Carolina vs. Tennessee 7 p.m. ESPN, Fubo

Monday, June 17

Game Matchup/Result Time (ET) TV channel
Game 7 NC State vs. Florida 2 p.m. ESPN, Fubo
Game 8 Kentucky vs. Texas A&M 7 p.m. ESPN, Fubo

Tuesday, June 18

Game Matchup/Result Time (ET) TV channel
Game 9 TBD  2 p.m. ESPN, Fubo
Game 10 TBD 7 p.m. ESPN, Fubo

Wednesday, June 19

Game Matchup/Result Time (ET) TV channel
Game 11 TBD 2 p.m. ESPN, Fubo
Game 12 TBD 7 p.m. ESPN, Fubo

Thursday, June 20

Game Matchup/Result Time (ET) TV channel
*Game 13 TBD 2 p.m. ESPN, Fubo
*Game 14 TBD 7 p.m. ESPN, Fubo

*If necessary 

Saturday, June 22

Game Matchup/Result Time (ET) TV channel
CWS Finals Game 1 TBD 7:30 p.m. ESPN, Fubo

Sunday, June 23

Game Matchup/Result Time (ET) TV channel
CWS Finals Game 2 TBD 2 p.m. ABC, Fubo

Monday, June 24

Game Matchup/Result Time (ET) TV channel
*CWS Finals Game 3 TBD 7 p.m. ESPN, Fubo

*If necessary

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