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No. 6 UNC Baseball Takes Down Western Carolina 8-2

No. 6 North Carolina defeated Western Carolina 8-2 on Wednesday at Boshamer stadium to move to 28-13 on the year while winning 14 of their last 17. Brandon Riley led the way offensively going two for three at the plate with a home run and two runs scored. UNC faces a big road test this weekend as it travels to No. 2 NC State in a three-game ACC series. (GoHeels.com)

Tuesday’s Baseball Game Beteween No. 10 UNC and No. 18 Coastal Carolina Canceled Due to Rain

With rain expected in Chapel Hill all day, Tuesday’s baseball game at Boshamer Stadium between the 10th-ranked Tar Heels and No. 18 Coastal Carolina has been canceled. No make-up date has been determined, but Wednesday’s home game against Western Carolina remains scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday was supposed to be “Bark at the Bosh” night. (Chapelboro.com)

Jamie Ortega Stars for UNC Women's Lacrosse, Olympic Sports Notes

With a career-high seven goals and an assist, Jamie Ortega notched a career-high eight points in North Carolina's 20-10 win against Duke over the weekend. The seven goals were one shy of the UNC single-game record of eight set by Kellie Thompson against UMBC in 2002. Saturday's offensive outburst likely bolstered Ortega's ACC Freshman of the Year candidacy. (GoHeels.com)

Audio: Mike Fox Radio Show, April 23

UNC baseball coach Mike Fox looks back on Carolina's first sweep of Georgia Tech since 1996. The series featured the Tar Heels' first inside-the-park home run in 14 years, a pinch-hit grand slam that brought the team back from a four-run deficit in the eighth inning on Saturday, and a seven-run seventh inning that pushed the Diamond Heels to a 10-3 win on Sunday. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Baseball Set To Host Coastal Carolina And Western Carolina

No. 6 North Carolina will host a pair of midweek games against No. 16 ranked Coastal Carolina and Western Carolina on Tuesday and Wednesday with both games slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday's matchup against Coastal will be televised on ESPNU while Wednesday's game will be on ACC Network Extra. Both games can also be heard on GoHeels.com. (GoHeels.com)

This Week with Mike Fox: Locked In

UNC scored 28 runs against Georgia Tech on the way to its first sweep against the Coastal Division opponent since 1996. The Tar Heels have a pair of mid-week games this week against Coastal Carolina and Western Carolina before heading to Raleigh to face N.C. State in a battle between leaders of the two ACC divisions with identical 15-6 ACC records. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Rises Five Spots to No. 10 in D1Baseball Top 25 Poll

Less than 24 hours removed from its first series sweep over Georgia Tech since 1996, the red-hot UNC baseball team moved up five spots to No. 10 in the newest D1Baseball.com Top 25 released Monday. It marks the first time in over two months the Tar Heels have found themselves ranked that highly since starting the year No. 6 before tumbling out of the poll. (Chapelboro.com)

Four NC schools among top 12 in latest college baseball poll

North Carolina schools account for four of the top 12 teams in the latest Baseball America College Top 25. North Carolina climbed nine spots to 10th after finishing a weekend sweep of Georgia Tech in Chapel Hill. Saturday's series clincher was a wild extra-inning affair that included a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth to help the Heels recover from a four-run deficit. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Chansky’s Notebook: Heels Springing Forth

Another awesome spring weekend for Tar Heel teams. We’ve seen this before, but it never gets tiresome watching and reading about how North Carolina’s spring sports juggernauts roar down the stretch of their respective ACC seasons. The Diamond Heels swept Georgia Tech for the first time since 1996 – can that be possible? – on a beautiful weekend at The Bosh. (Chapelboro.com)

Diamond Heels Roll Into Coastal Lead

No. 8 North Carolina accomplished a task this weekend that head coach Mike Fox could only label as “improbable.” UNC stung Georgia Tech, 10-3, on Sunday, completing a three-game weekend sweep – marking the Tar Heels first series sweep over the Yellow Jackets since 1996. The three consecutive wins propelled UNC into the ACC Coastal Division lead. (Inside Carolina)

Colin Moran's dad: "He doesn’t show emotion, but he works hard, and he’s focused.

Bill Moran could tell his son was enjoying his opportunity with the Pittsburgh Pirates this season. Colin Moran, the Pirates’ soft-spoken new third baseman, is not the most emotional guy in the clubhouse. So was there some special ESP between father and son? “You can tell by how quiet he is,” his father said, according to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Tar Heels sweep Georgia Tech, win finale 10-3

No. 8 North Carolina defeated Georgia Tech 10-3 on Sunday at Boshamer Stadium, completing the sweep of the Yellow Jackets for the first time since 1996 (Highlights). Cooper Criswell picked up his third win of the season after tossing seven innings while striking out five. UNC will be back in action Tuesday as they host Coastal Carolina (6 p.m. ESPNU). (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heels Win Extra Inning Thriller Over Georgia Tech To Clinch Series

No. 8 UNC won an extra inning thriller over Georgia Tech on Saturday to clinch the series with a 9-8 victory in 10 innings at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights). Jackson Hesterlee tied the game with a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth while Ben Casparius tied the game with a triple in the bottom of the 10th before the winning run was driven in on a sacrifice fly by Dallas Tessar. (GoHeels.com)

Mets decide to shift Matt Harvey to bullpen

The Mets allowed Matt Harvey to state his case, but there was no changing their minds. Nothing Harvey could say would sway the Mets from demoting him from the rotation to the bullpen, a move the team announced before Saturday's game against the Braves. Mets officials colored it as a way for Harvey to work on his craft until they need him to start again. (MLB.com)

Levi Michael experiences the ups and downs of baseball

Levi Michael had always been on the fast track, skipping his senior year at North Davidson to enroll early at North Carolina. He then left UNC following his junior season in 2011 when the Twins drafted him in the first round. Then the Twins started him off in Advanced-A Fort Myers. From there, it slowed down. It took six years for Michael to reach Triple-A. (Lexington Dispatch)

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