If you didn’t believe in the ‘Bosh Magic’ yet, now is probably a good time to start believing!

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Trailing by one run heading into the bottom of the ninth, the UNC baseball program pulled off another comeback victory as they are officially one win away from earning a trip to Omaha.

Facing West Virginia ace Derek Clark, who threw 144, yes, 144 pitches over his eight-plus innings of work, Luke Stevenson crushed the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth over the centerfield fence to tie the game.

After Alex Madera made a great at-bat that resulted in a single, the Mountaineers ultimately turned the game over to the bullpen, but that wasn’t enough to stop the momentum.

With Madera on first base with two outs in the inning, Vance Honeycutt came on the board. Of course, the moment wasn’t all that big for the program’s all-time home run king, as he threw a 3-1 fastball over the left field fence for a walk-off winner.

Honeycutt knew from the moment he made contact that this match was over as the “Bosh Magic” started again on Friday night. After seeing a lot of it at the Chapel Hill Regional (and now at the Super Regional), it’s safe to say it’s time for the non-believers to put their doubts aside.

This game had the potential to be a potentially tough loss for the Diamond Heels as some sloppy play dug them into a hole. The Tar Heels fought back, however, as Colby Wilkerson’s home run in the eighth inning (his first ever at Boshamer Stadium) cut the lead to one, while Stevenson and Honeycutt did the rest of the damage in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Give credit to Matt Poston, who came in relief and put in three innings of work while allowing no hits. The right-hander’s ability to keep the Mountaineers at bay, especially Kyle West, who hit two home runs in a 3-4 effort, played a major role in the comeback story.

Now the UNC baseball program is looking forward to Saturday night as a trip to the College World Series is just one game away.

The question remains: How much more “Bosh Magic” is left for this team in the coming days?

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