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Tar Heels, Wolfpack, 49ers & Pirates earn bid to NCAA baseball regionals


CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) -- Four North Carolina teams are headed to the NCAA baseball tournament.

North Carolina claimed the No. 3 overall seed and will play host to a four-team regional tournament this weekend. North Carolina State, East Carolina and Charlotte also made the field of 64, but they have been sent out of state.

NC State is bound for the regional hosted by South Carolina. East Carolina will play at Virginia's regional, and Charlotte is headed to Arizona State.

The Tar Heels are the top seed in the Chapel Hill Regional and will face fourth-seeded Maine in the opener Friday. Second-seeded Florida International and third-seeded James Madison are the other teams headed to the Triangle this weekend.

James Madison won the CAA baseball tournament on Saturday in Wilmington.

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