NCAA Regional a Homecoming for Local Products

Army junior pitcher Gunnar Carroll will get another opportunity to play in front of a hometown crowd this weekend in Charlottesville.

Carroll, a Louisa County High School alum, is one of two local high school products returning to central Virginia to play in the Charlottesville Regional of the NCAA Tournament. UNC-Wilmington senior outfielder Tyler Molinaro played his prep baseball at Albemarle High School.

For the second straight year, Carroll and the Black Knights have been named the No. 4 seed in the Charlottesville Regional. Army faces Virginia -- the top seed in the regional, and No. 6 overall seed in the 64-team tournament -- at 1 p.m. Friday.

At 6 p.m. Friday, Molinaro and the Seahawks -- the No. 2 seed in the regional after winning the CAA regular season title and earning an NCAA at-large bid -- will face No. 3 seed Elon.

Carroll went 3-4 with a 5.66 ERA in a team-high 19 appearances for the Black Knights this season, and led the Patriot League champs with four saves. He was an all-state selection and Jefferson District player of the year at Louisa.

Molinaro hit .249 in 55 games for the Seahawks in 2013, with 33 RBI and a team-high 11 homers. He was an all-state selection as a senior at Albemarle in 2009, and was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2011 before arriving at UNCW.

Carroll was an all-state selection at nearby Louisa County High School before joining the Black Knights

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