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BOONE, N.C. — Senior shortstop Bailey Welch reached first with a single and, replaced by a pinch-runner, received an ovation as teammates left the dugout to greet him following his final at-bat on Beaver Field in Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium.

ATLANTA – North Carolina (26-23) never backed down from ACC Coastal Division leader Georgia Tech (27-21), but UNC's late-game heroics came up just short as the Yellow Jackets hit a walk-off solo home run to win game two, 10-9.

BOONE - The McDowell High baseball team has nestled itself into a first-place tie with St. Stephens in the Northwestern Conference standings. The Titans, who beat St. Stephens on Tuesday night, haven't won a conference championship since 2002.

BOONE, N.C. — A festive day that began with a Senior Day ceremony continued with clutch swings, a fortunate "slip" and a series-clinching victory.

ASHEVILLE - The Watauga High boy's and girl's track teams each won five event Friday night at the A.C. Reynolds Quad Meet with Asheville and T.C. Roberson.