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Hobbs Johnson didn't feel any pressure when he learned shortly before game time he'd be matched up against North Carolina State ace Carlos Rodon. The unassuming Johnson went out and did his thing, which was more than good enough to keep No. 1-seeded North Carolina alive in the College World Series on Thursday night. Johnson turned in the longest outing of his career while combining with Chris McCue on a five-hitter, and the Tar Heels broke open a close game late to beat the Wolfpack 7-0. Rodon, projected as a possible No. 1 pick in next year's draft, started on three days rest after throwing 108 pitches in an 8-1 win over Carolina on Sunday. ''I can't really say that I think a whole lot about facing him,'' Johnson said. ''Obviously, he's a great pitcher and you have to pitch well to beat him. For me it's just going after their hitters and giving us a chance to win.'' Johnson allowed five singles, walked two and struck out six before leaving with one out in the ninth. The Tar He...
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