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Tar Heels Jump to No. 5 in D1Baseball Top 25 Poll

Fresh off the program’s first ever series sweep in Tallahassee over then No. 12 Florida State, head coach Mike Fox and the UNC baseball team jumped three spots in this week’s D1Baseball.com Top 25–checking in at No. 5. It marks the highest the Tar Heels (22-6, 9-3 ACC) have been ranked all season. UNC which currently sits atop the ACC Coastal Division. (Chapelboro.com)

This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

Inside Carolina caught up with UNC baseball coach Mike Fox after his Diamond Heels (22-6, 9-3 ACC) recorded a weekend sweep at Florida State and moved up to No. 4 in the national rankings. “It was [huge]. I am very happy for our players. It is a difficult place to win a series, none the less to win all three. Our kids played well and we took advantage of opportunities we were given.” (Inside Carolina)

Even Roy Williams takes note of UNC Baseball's 1st sweep at FSU

Roy Williams had a lot on his plate this weekend with his North Carolina basketball team playing in the Final Four. He still had time to keep tabs on the Tar Heels' baseball team, which posted its first road sweep against Florida State in program history. Williams, who regularly attends games at Boshamer Stadium, offered congratulations to coach Mike Fox via text. (Associated Press)

No. 7 Diamond Heels Complete Sweep of No. 8 FSU With 9-7 Win

Michael Busch homered with two outs in the ninth inning of a tie game and No. 7 North Carolina completed its first road sweep of Florida State with a 9-7 victory over the eighth-ranked Seminoles Sunday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. Ashton McGee also went deep and had three hits for the Tar Heels, who improved to 22-6 and 9-3 in ACC play. (GoHeels.com)

Tim Federowicz to receive World Series ring for brief stint with Cubs

Right-hander Neil Ramirez appeared in eight games for the Chicago Cubs last season. Catcher Tim Federowicz played in 17 games over two stints with the team. A couple weeks ago, both of them received a request from the Cubs’ traveling secretary: at your earliest convenience, please send along your ring size. (San Jose Mercury-News)

Angels' Dustin Ackley Reassigned to minors

Dustin Ackley was reassigned to the Los Angeles Angels' minor-league camp on Friday. It serves as another indication that Ackley will begin the season at Triple-A Salt Lake, where he will continue to rehab his ailing shoulder. The lefty had just five hits in 10 Cactus League games this spring, so he'll look to boost both his health and overall production in the minors. (CBS Sports)

No. 7 Diamond Heels Stun No. 8 FSU In Extra Innings, 5-2

Michael Busch broke up a no-hitter with a game-tying single in the ninth and No. 7 UNC scored three times in the 11th to stun No. 8 Florida State 5-2 Saturday at Dick Howser Stadium (Highlights). FSU's Tyler Holton pitched seven no-hit innings but the Tar Heels scored five unearned runs off Drew Carlton to secure their second straight series win in Tallahassee. (GoHeels.com)

Diamond Heels Held Hitless For Eight Innings, Rally to Take Road Win at Florida State

By the time UNC freshman Michael Busch stepped to the plate with two outs in the top of the ninth, Florida State was on the verge of completing a combined no-hitter. Instead, Busch singled home Kyle Datres to force extra innings–where the eighth-ranked Tar Heels put together three runs in the 11th on the way to a 5-2 victory over the No. 12 Seminoles. (Chapelboro.com)

No. 7 UNC Baseball Takes Series Opener vs. No. 8 FSU, 3-1

J.B. Bukauskas continued his stellar junior season with 10 strikeouts in seven innings and No. 7 North Carolina took the series opener at No. 8 Florida State 3-1 Friday evening at Dick Howser Stadium. Brian Miller and Ashton McGee homered, and Josh Hiatt worked the final two innings for his 10th save of the year. (GoHeels.com)

Meet the UNC baseball team’s dog, the only facility therapy dog in the ACC

It’s the best day ever, every day. That’s how Terri Jo Rucinski, staff athletic trainer for UNC baseball, feels when REMINGTON, the baseball team’s golden retriever, is around. REMINGTON is no ordinary dog. Not only does he spell his name in all caps, but he responds to over 100 commands. He’s able to open refrigerators and read words. (Daily Tar Heel)

Forget the ninth inning -- Andrew Miller is here to save the game

In June 2006, the Tigers drafted Andrew Miller out of North Carolina with the sixth overall pick. The baby-faced lefty was a consensus future star, a 6-foot-7 starter who touched 98 mph with his fastball and snapped off major league sliders from a steep, angular delivery. Detroit gave him $5.45 million to sign -- the most of any first-round pick that year. (ESPN.com)

No. 7 UNC Baseball Travels To No. 8 FSU Friday

No. 7 North Carolina returns to ACC action for one of the most highly-anticipated series of the weekend in college baseball when the Tar Heels visit No. 8 Florida State in a interdivisional showdown. Carolina is 19-6 on the year after a 7-6 victory over Coastal Carolina on Tuesday. FSU is 18-8 following a 4-1 loss to No. 9 Florida Tuesday in Jacksonville. (GoHeels.com)

A dog in the dugout

Carolina baseball has a new teammate this year, but this member has four legs, not two. Remington, a 2-year-old golden retriever, is UNC’s first athletics training room assistance dog. Remington’s official title is psychiatric medical alert facility rehabilitation service dog. He works with Terri Jo Rucinski, coordinator of the physical therapy clinic and staff athletic trainer. (UNC.edu)

From UNC basepaths to dragstrip, Jay Cox remains a frontrunner

There was a time when Jay Cox's obsession was to smash a baseball as hard and far as possible. Now, at age 32, his focus is on going quicker and faster than the driver in the lane beside him on dragstrips all over the country. That Cox won a Professional Drag Racers Association national event earlier this month came as no surprise. He won three PDRA meets last year. (Fayetteville Observer)

Mets righthander Matt Harvey has his best start of spring

t wasn’t vintage Matt Harvey, but it was good enough to be a huge sigh of relief for the Mets. Hours after the team announced that lefty Steven Matz was scratched from his start because of elbow tenderness, Harvey went out and had his best performance of the spring. The righthander is coming off surgery to remove one of his ribs to improve the circulation to his hand. (New York Daily News)

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