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North Carolina's Skye Bolt hugs teammate Chaz Frank from behind, celebrating their 12-11 win in 13 innings over Florida Atlantic. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson) North Carolina's Skye Bolt hugs teammate Chaz Frank from behind, celebrating their 12-11 win in 13 innings over Florida Atlantic. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -

Due to inclement weather, UNC's Super Regional match-up with South Carolina has been postponed until Saturday.

The game, which was scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m. before it was delayed until 3 p.m. on Friday will now start at 12:05 p.m. on Saturday.

"Due to the weather conditions from Tropical Storm Andrea affecting the Chapel Hill area, the start of the NCAA Division I Baseball Super Regional between North Carolina and South Carolina will be postponed until Saturday, June 8," The NCAA said in a statement.

"The NCAA and the participating institutions all agreed this was in the best interest of the student-athletes and fans."

Game two of the Super Regional will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. If necessary, a winner-take-all game will be played, with the game time to be determined on Sunday.

The Tar Heels have played nine games over the past 15 days, including three that went 13 innings or longer. While that has taxed UNC's deep pitching staff, the players are able to rest and recover on their own terms.

"There is a lot of flexibility on our staff," UNC associate head coach/pitching coach Scott Forbes said. "We take a lot of pride in that and let every guy kind of come up with their own program. What we've done with our pitchers this week is we gave them all Tuesday off with no throwing unless they really wanted to. A couple of them did.

"Yesterday, guys who did not get on the mound a ton like (Reily) Hovis, Mason (McCullough) and (Tate) Parrish threw bullpen. Moss threw bullpen again to work on his mechanics a little bit."

On Monday, Carolina narrowly avoided joining Oregon — No. 8 overall — as national seeds to fail to get out of the regional round. North Carolina avoid a huge upset by edging Florida Atlantic 12-11 in a wild, 13-inning regional championship game.

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