The St. John's Red Storm defeated the No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels on Sunday night, 9-5, to advance to the Super Regional round of the 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Red Storm took a 4-3 lead after a three-run third inning, and never trailed for the rest of the game.
Matt Carasiti earned the win after 5 1/3 innings of work for the Red Storm. He gave up four earned runs off six hits and two walks, while striking out two. He fared much better than Tar Heels' starter Shane Taylor, who gave up four earned runs in two innings off seven hits and a walk to earn the loss.
Frank Schwindel went 5-for-5 at the plate for the Red Storm, scoring three times on the night. He scored once on a 2-RBI single by Sean O'Hare in the third inning that gave St. John's the lead for good.