Here is the latest North Carolina sports news from The Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Carolina State has beaten TCU 5-4 in the Fort Worth Regional, as Chance Shepard hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning. NC State is now 36-21 and advances to the championship round of the regional, while TCU plays Stony Brook in an elimination game. The teams traded leads five times in a contentious meeting that included a shouting match between coaches after alternating hard tags and slides.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU has taken a 2-0 victory over UNC Wilmington in the Baton Rouge Regional, as freshman Alex Lange struck out 12 in a six-hitter. UNCW will now take on Tulane in an elimination game, while LSU moves into the championship round of the regional. Lange became the first LSU freshman to have 100 or more strikeouts in a season, posting 110 so far for the Tigers. The Southeastern Conference player of the year walked two in the shutout.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — FIU has won a 2-0 victory over East Carolina in an NCAA regional elimination game, after Josh Anderson broke a tie with a two-run single in the eighth inning. East Carolina finishes the season 40-22, while FIU will play the Miami-Columbia loser in another elimination game. East Carolina starter Reid Love took the loss.

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chris Buescher stretched his fuel, connected with a teammate and held on to win the Xfinity Series at race at Dover International Speedway. Buescher won for the second time in the last three races and added to his lead in the series points race. He edged Chase Elliott for a win two weeks ago at Iowa Speedway. He went 98 miles on his final run, saving just enough fuel to pull into victory lane.