Tim Federowicz's grand slam in the top of the ninth inning Friday night sent North Carolina to a 7-3 victory over LSU in a College World Series elimination game disrupted twice in two days by rain.
Louis Coleman had intentionally walked Tim Fedroff to load the bases with two outs before Federowicz turned on a 1-1 pitch and drove it into the middle of the stands in left field. It was the first grand slam in the CWS since 2001.
Carolina (53-13) moved to the Bracket 1 final against Fresno State on Saturday. The Tar Heels must beat the Bulldogs twice to return to the best-of-three championship series for the third straight year.
Alex White (12-3), who pitched into the eighth inning in Carolina's 8-4 victory over LSU (49-19-1) last Sunday, got his second win of the CWS in his third relief appearance of the season, and first since March.
He worked out of a bases loaded situation with one out in the top of eighth.