UNC vs Stanford NCAA baseball super regional game

UNC players celebrate with coach Mike Fox after their win

North Carolina baseball players celebrate with coach Mike Fox after defeating Stanford

 

I took pictures last weekend at the North Carolina vs Stanford super regional college baseball game for the Associated Press. I’ve never been particularly good at shooting baseball; add to that the fact that I haven’t shot baseball in over seven years. All in all, though, I was pretty happy with the pictures I got. UNC won and advanced to the College World Series, so there was some pretty nice celebration pictures after the game. The only bad part of the night was the 3.5 hour delay for rain and lightning. Fortunately, I was able to make a decent photo illustrating the scene.

 

Kent Emanuel pitches for North Carolina

UNC pitcher Kent Emanuel

 

Stanford pitcher Jordan Pries

Jordan Pries pitches for Stanford

 

Tagged out on a squeeze play

North Carolina's Jacob Stallings (left) gets tagged out by Stanford pitcher Jordan Pries

 

Is he safe or is he out?

North Carolina's Greg Holt (bottom) and Stanford's Kenny Diekroeger look to the umpire for the call

 

Stanford's pitcher getting relieved

Stanford assistant coach Rusty Filter (50) relieves pitcher Brian Busick (23)

 

North Carolina players show their excitement in the dugout

North Carolina players (l-r) Michael Morin, Parks Jordan, Seth Baldwin and Levi Michael react during the seventh inning

 

Lightning streaks through the sky over Boshamer Stadium at UNC

Rain and lightning in the ninth inning delays the North Carolina vs Stanford NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game

 

Teammates congratulate Levi Michael after he scores a run

Teammates congratulate North Carolina's Levi Michael (6) after Michael scored a run during the inning ninth of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game

UNC players pile up after winning the game

North Carolina celebrates its 7-5 win over Stanford during an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game

 

UNC players get excited about advancing to the College World Series

North Carolina's (l-r) Parks Jordan, Jimmy Messer and Greg Holt celebrate their 7-5 win over Stanford during an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game

 

The Tar Heels get excited about advancing to the College World Series

North Carolina celebrates its 7-5 win over Stanford during an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game