Benton Moss News Archive

Tar Heels rally around UNC Children's patient to fight cancer

Liam Canard and his parents credit many supporters for helping him through the past year of treatment. During those initial days of treatment last June, Liam received a much-needed lift in the form of an unexpected visit from former Carolina baseball player Chase Jones and 2015 Tar Heel pitchers Benton Moss, Chris McCue, and Zach Rice.

Benton Moss Named To All-ACC Academic Team

North Carolina senior pitcher Benton Moss was named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the fourth time in his career, Commissioner John Swofford announced Monday. Moss, who graduated in May and recently started his professional career after being drafted in the sixth round by Tampa Bay, was also named to the All-ACC third team as a starting pitcher after going 7-1 with a 3.44 ERA.

Tar Heel Draft Picks Assigned To MiLB Clubs

A number of recent Carolina baseball players who were selected in the 2015 MLB Draft began their professional careers this month, as clubs completed the process of assigning players to minor league teams. Seniors Benton Moss and Trevor Kelley as well as juniors Skye Bolt, Korey Dunbar, Landon Lassiter and Trent Thornton pushed the number of Tar Heels in Minor League Baseball to 22.

Four Tar Heels Selected On Day Two Of MLB Draft

North Carolina's Skye Bolt, Trent Thornton, Benton Moss and Reilly Hovis were selected on day two of the 2015 MLB Draft Tuesday. Bolt was taken in the fourth round by Oakland, Thornton in the fifth round by Houston, Moss in the sixth round by Tampa Bay and Hovis in the ninth round by Miami. This year marks the sixth time since 2000 that at least four Tar Heels were selected in the first 10 rounds of the draft.

Benton Moss preparing for MLB Draft

Benton Moss can be in the midst of having the best chats with Major League Baseball scouts, but more than talking shop about his cutter or changeup, the scouts want to know one thing: Is Moss a committed baseball player or a financial investor? Moss, who just completed his senior season at UNC, is expected to be selected Tuesday during the second day of the MLB Draft.

Benton Moss Earns First-Team Academic All-America Honors

Recent North Carolina graduate Benton Moss has been named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Baseball team, which recognizes both academic and athletic achievement and was announced on Thursday. Moss, a right-handed pitcher from Enfield, N.C., is the first player in UNC baseball history to earn first-team Academic All-America honors.

Diamond Heels players develop special relationship with Hodgkins lymphoma patient

Nearly a year ago, thirteen-year-old Liam Canard, of Raleigh, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although his fight against the disease goes on today, he has already won by continuing to do what he loves. During those initial days of treatment last June, Liam received a much-needed lift in the form of an unexpected visit from former Carolina baseball player Chase Jones and 2015 Tar Heel pitchers Benton Moss, Chris McCue, and Zach Rice.

Four Tar Heels Earn All-ACC Baseball Honors

North Carolina sophomore right-hander Zac Gallen was named to the All-ACC second team to lead four honorees as announced by the league office Monday. Senior righty Benton Moss and junior outfielder Skye Bolt were third-team selections and newcomer J.B. Bukauskas was named to the all-freshman team as voted by the league's 14 head coaches.

Benton Moss Earns Third Academic All-District Honor

For the third year in a row, North Carolina pitcher Benton Moss has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District team, announced on Friday. The award requires at least a 3.3 grade point average and is also based on athletic performance. All-District honorees are in the running for Academic All-America honors, which will be announced later this month.

No. 20 Tar Heels Roll Past UNC Asheville, 11-2

Benton Moss improved to 7-0 and No. 20 North Carolina reached the 30-win mark for the 18th consecutive year with an 11-2 victory over UNC Ashevillle Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Korey Dunbar and Adam Pate had two hits each and Joe Dudek drove in three runs for the Tar Heels, who will host Elon Wednesday night at 6.

Benton Moss, Sasha Seymore Honored At Chancellor's Awards

Two UNC student-athletes were honored at the 2015 Chancellor’s Awards, held on April 22. The ceremony is the only campus-wide student recognition program at UNC. Benton Moss, a senior on the baseball team, received the Jim Tatum Memorial Award. Sasha Seymore, a senior on the men’s basketball team, was honored with the Chi Omega Award for Scholarship and Leadership.

This Week With Mike Fox

After sweeping BC - the first ACC sweep of the season in the midst of a 35-inning streak of not giving up an earned run - what are your takeaways from the weekend series? Mike Fox: "Our pitching this week was sensational and certainly this weekend with Zac [Gallen], J.B. [Bukauskas] and Benton [Moss] just went out there and pitched at the highest level."

Trio of starting pitchers lift North Carolina to three-game sweep of Boston College

Benton Moss crossed his fingers. “We’re like this,” he said with a smile on his face. The “we” Moss was referring to was North Carolina (29-15, 13-10 ACC) baseball’s starting rotation of freshman J.B. Bukauskas, sophomore Zac Gallen and himself. This was the same starting rotation that dominated Boston College (22-21, 9-14 ACC) over the weekend, sweeping the three game series while not allowing a single earned run in 24 innings.

No. 18 Tar Heels Finish Sweep Of Boston College

Benton Moss allowed just two hits through eight scoreless innings and Trent Thornton got the final three outs as No. 18 UNC completed a series sweep with a 6-0 win over Boston College Sunday at Boshamer Stadium. Korey Dunbar and Tyler Ramirez both homered for the Tar Heels, who allowed just one unearned run over 27 innings against the Eagles in their first conference sweep of 2015.

No. 18 Carolina Downs Boston College, 6-1

J.B. Bukauskas worked seven scoreless innings as No. 18 North Carolina beat visiting Boston College 6-1 Saturday at a rainy Boshamer Stadium. Landon Lassiter had two doubles and all nine starters reached base for the Tar Heels. Carolina will send Benton Moss to the hill in Sunday's finale searching for its first ACC sweep since last year against Virginia Tech.

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