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Tar Heels to host Ontario for free baseball exhibition

Defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion and College World Series participant North Carolina will host the Ontario Blue Jays in a free exhibition contest at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, UNC head coach Mike Fox announced Friday.
The Blue Jays are an 18-and-under team from Toronto that competes in the Premier Baseball League of Ontario.
"I think this will be a fun opportunity for our team to play against some outside competition in the fall," Fox said of the game, which is exempt from Carolina's 56-game allotment due to the Blue Jays' international status. "Our players will be excited to face another team after scrimmaging against each other all month."
The exhibition matchup with Ontario is open to all spectators and admission is free.
Carolina also will host its annual Fall World Series on Oct. 4-6, 11-13 and 15 (if necessary).
Details on the FWS will be available on GoHeels.com in September.

Wood, Vick chosen to coach in 2014 games

Michelle Wood of East Chapel Hill and Toni Vick of East Wake are among the coaches selected to coach in next summer's East-West all-star games in Greensboro, the North Carolina Coaches Association announced Friday.

Chapel Hill. Carrboro open with wins

Chapel Hill withstood the 239 yards rushing mounted by South Granville's Josh Bailey and opened the season with a 19-13 win Friday night on the road. In other games involving area teams, both played in-county, Carrboro out-lasted Central Davidson 47-36 and Orange looked strong in downing Person 42-14. East Chapel Hill lost to East Wake 28-21. Northwood was stung by East Duplin, 56-6, and Cedar Ridge fell 57-37 at Eastern Alamance.

Clark qualifies for Mid-Am

Brad Clark of Chapel Hill shot an even-par 71 Wednesday to finished tied for second in a qualifying round for the 18th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship. Michael Swiger of Raleigh was medalist with a 68.

Clark was near the top of a field of 31 golfers who qualified Wednesday at the TPC Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh. Another 59 missed the cut.

The CGA's 18th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship, hosted by the Carolinas Golf Association, will be played Sept. 7-9 at River Run Country Club in Davidson.

OHS leads suspended game, resumes today

Playing in its annual Wood Bat Tournament at Orange High School, the OHS baseball team led Smithfield-Selma 1-0 with two out in the bottom of the second inning Friday nigh when play was suspended due to severe rain and lightning in the area.

The Scholastic Summer League baseball game will resume this afternoon, with the winner advancing to play East Chapel Hill in the championship game at 7 p.m.

East Chapel Hill defeated Bunn, 6-4, in Game 1 of the tournament Friday.

SSS trails in suspended game, resumes today

Playing in the annual Wood Bat Tournament at Orange High School, Smithfield-Selma trailed 1-0 Friday night in stormy Hillsborough when play was suspended due to severe rain and lightning in the area.

Orange led Smithfield-Selma with two outs in the bottom of the second inning.

The Scholastic Summer League baseball game will resume this afternoon, with the winner advancing to play East Chapel Hill in the championship game at 7 p.m. The loser between OHS and SSS is scheduled to play Bunn at 5 p.m. in the tournament's consolation game.

Clayton falls at North Chatham

Down 7-0 after two innings in Pittsboro, a deficit that ballooned to 14-5 by the top of the sixth, North Chatham came back Thursday night to win Game 1 of its American Legion playoff series with Clayton by a 16-15 score.

That puts North Chatham one up versus Clayton at 7 p.m. tonight for Game 2 of the best-of-three series. The game will be played at Smithfield-Selma High School.

Saturday, if necessary, Game 3 will be back at Northwood High School's Donald Horton Baseball Complex at 7 p.m.

Duke to host public session with Greg Louganis

Duke will host a club day beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday (July 2) at the Blue Devil dry land practice facility, where Olympic champion Greg Louganis will talk with local divers, coaches and fans.

ACC Now: The podcast

Joe Giglio and Luke DeCock discuss prospects for the All ACC Team. (Staff video by Joe Giglio and Luke DeCock)

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