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April 19, 2012
Diamond Heels ready for Yellow Jackets
No. 6 North Carolina will continue its 12-game home stand this weekend as the Tar Heels welcome in ACC Coastal division foe Georgia Tech for a three-game series beginning Friday night at Boshamer Stadium.
The Tar Heels are currently tied atop the ACC Coastal division standings with Miami at 12-6 three games ahead of Virginia (9-9) and four games ahead of Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech (7-11).
NCBWA has the Tar Heels among the top 10 as well by pegging UNC at No. 7 this week.
The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Baseball America both moved the Tar Heels back into the top 10 this week as both tabbed Carolina No. 10 this week.
The Wahoos were also tabbed No. 24 this week by the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll and No. 29 by the Collegiate Baseball poll.
The official NCAA RPI has the Tar Heels No. 4 this week and Georgia Tech at No. 41. The ACC has 10 teams among the top 41 teams in the country.
According to Warren Nolan's RPI the Tar Heels are No. 4 entering Friday and the Yellow Jackets are No. 42.
The Boyds World RPI has Carolina at No. 4 as well and Georgia Tech at No. 42.
North Carolina-Georgia Tech Series
Since head coach Mike Fox took over the Tar Heels in 1999 they are 16-27 against the Yellow Jackets and hold a 10-11 mark in Chapel Hill.
The last visit from Georgia Tech saw the Yellow Jackets take all three games in the 2010 season.
BaseBald Set For Saturday
Chase Jones was diagnosed with cancer at the age of an 18 but with the help of the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center Jones was able to beat cancer and go on and earn a degree from the University of North Carolina last May.
Jones has been a fixture in the Tar Heel dugout the last four years but has now taken his BaseBald mission on the road hosting events throughout the country.
BaseBald has already raised over $215,000 this season and Saturday's event has surpassed its goal of $25,000.