OMAHA — Kole Calhoun hit a tying grand slam in the fifth inning and a go-ahead double in the seventh, and Arizona State erased a four-run deficit in a 12-5 victory over North Carolina at the College World Series on Thursday.
Calhoun has homered in each of the Sun Devils' College World Series games and has driven in 10 runs.
Arizona State (51-13), seeded fifth nationally, plays No. 1 Texas tonight. The Sun Devils have to win that game and another Saturday against the Longhorns to advance to next week's best-of-three finals. North Carolina finished 48-18.
Josh Spence (10-1) gave up seven hits and four runs, three earned, in seven innings. Colin Bates (4-4) took the loss in relief of Matt Harvey, who threw a College World Series-record four wild pitches.
Harvey's control problems caught up to the Tar Heels in the fifth. He was pulled in favor of Brian Moran after hitting Jason Kipnis and walking Carlos Ramirez to load the bases.