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Jamie Ortega's Big Day, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

In climbing back from a 6-2 deficit to defeat Notre Dame 13-12 on Saturday at Kenan Stadium, the fifth-ranked Tar Heels received a stellar effort from Jamie Ortega, who played one of the best games by a freshman in program history. Ortega scored a career-high six goals, which marked the most goals by a UNC true freshman in at least the last 20 seasons. (GoHeels.com)

Diamond Heels Sweep Wake Forest, Two Eighth Inning Homers Cap 8-6 Win

UNC used the long ball to complete the sweep of Wake Forest on Sunday by scoring seven runs in the final three innings for the 8-6 victory (Highlights). Zack Gahagan hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning, followed by a solo home run from Brandon Martorano in the eighth and the game-winning two-run home run from Brandon Riley four batters later. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Baseball Wins Series, Take Game Two Over Wake Forest 6-1

North Carolina defeated Wake Forest 6-1 on Saturday at Boshamer to secure its second ACC series win of the year. Austin Bergner picked up his fourth win of the year going six innings and allowing one earned run while Michael Busch went 4 for 5 at the plate with a solo home. The Tar Heels and Demon Deacons will close the series Sunday at 2 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Down Wake Forest in 15 Innings, 3-2

North Carolina picked up its first walk-off win of the year in the 15th inning to take the series opener 3-2 over Wake Forest. In the longest game at Boshamer Stadium since 1982, the Tar Heel pitching staff didn't give up an earned run over 15 innings while striking out 18 batters. UNC and Wake Forest square off for game two of the series Saturday at 4:00 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Baseball: Mike Fox reaches career milestone

Mike Fox joins Florida State’s Mike Martin and Miami’s Jim Cain as the only active college baseball coaches with 1,400 career wins. He’s in his 20th season at UNC and has put together a record of 861-370-1 during that time, while helping build up the Tar Heels to one of the nation’s preeminent college baseball programs. (Keeping It Heel)

Indians reliever Andrew Miller loves Cleveland, wants to stay

Cleveland Indians lefty Andrew Miller's slider often buckles right-handed batters to their knees. The Indians are counting on the 6-foot-7 All-Star reliever to dominate again in the 2018 season, which opens Thursday in Seattle. How do you like Cleveland so far? Miller: My family's really enjoyed it. It's been a great town. In Cleveland, people are so invested in their teams. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

From dugout, Walt Weiss looks to build more Braves memories

Walt Weiss’ place in Braves history is a bit of a muddle. As he returns this season to serve as Brian Snitker’s bench coach, let’s attempt to sort it all out. As a player, he arrived in 1998 at the age of 35, a plug-in temporary solution at shortstop whose career was in its initial descent. Yet that first season in Atlanta was the lone All-Star season of his career. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Will the Dark Knight Ever Return?

The no. 7 overall pick out of North Carolina in 2010, Matt Harvey required less development than some of his teammates—a little over two years after he was drafted, his fastball hit 99 miles an hour against the Diamondbacks in his major league debut. A year after that, he put on a pair of orange spikes and started the All-Star Game in his home ballpark. (The Ringer)

UNC Baseball Hosts Wake Forest In ACC Weekend Series

North Carolina hosts the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in an ACC three-game series this weekend at Boshamer Stadium. All three games can be seen on ACC Network Extra with the first game starting at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. After this three game series, the Tar Heels will go on the road for eight of its next nine games. (GoHeels.com)

Cavaliers' J.R. Smith goes 8-for-9 after pick-me-up with UNC service dog Remington

Cavs' athletic trainer, Steve Spiro, arranged for the team to spend time with a golden retriever named Remington, the UNC baseball team's service dog. Spiro said he read about "Remi," as he is called by most of the UNC ball players, last year and reached out to Tar Heels head athletic trainer Terri Jo Rucinski about setting up a meet-and-greet between their teams. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels Add Midweek Baseball Game Against Appalachian State

North Carolina has added an April 10 nonconference game against Appalachian State on Tuesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill. In a series dating back to 1974, this will be the 29th meeting between the Tar Heels and Mountaineers with UNC holding a 25-3 series advantage. Their last meeting occurred in 2015 when Carolina won 9-0. (GoHeels.com)

Diamond Heels Cruise Past Charlotte, 14-2

UNC raced out to a 7-0 lead and never looked back in a 14-2 win over Charlotte Tuesday at BB&T Ballpark. Rodney Hutchison struck out seven and allowed two runs over 6 innings for his third straight win as the Tar Heels improved to 15-10 and scored in double figures for the 10th time in 2018. Each player in UNC's starting lineup either drove in a run or scored. (GoHeels.com)

Collegiate Baseball Selects UNC’s Michael Busch as One of Its National Players of the Week

UNC sophomore first baseman Michael Busch was recognized Monday by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper as one of its National Players of the Week. The Tar Heels split four games this past week, but Busch still played well enough to stand off the page, going 7-for-13 with three home runs, and 10 RBI while posting a slugging percentage of 1.308. (Chapelboro.com)

Cody Roberts Thriving At Leadoff Spot, UNC Olympic Sport Notes

Never in Cody Roberts' baseball career had he batted leadoff. But out of necessity, he's recently assumed that spot in the UNC baseball team's batting order. And both he and the Tar Heels are reaping benefits. Since moving to the top of the order for the series opener against Pittsburgh on March 16, Roberts is batting .393 with a home run, six RBI and 10 runs scored. (GoHeels.com)

This Week with Mike Fox: Leading Off

Ike Freeman has been playing well at shortstop this season and at the plate, before being removed from the Sunday game after a collision with FSU’s J.C. Flowers. Checking in on the NCAA statistics leaderboard shows UNC first baseman Michael Busch leading the ACC with 37 runs batted in after a week were he continued his spectacular start at the plate. (Inside Carolina)

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