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Tar Heels Making Early Impact In Young MLB Season

As the 2018 baseball season rolls along, there are plenty of former Tar Heels who are in pro organizations making an impact. Colin Moran has emerged as a staple in Pittsburgh, coming through as one of the team's best hitters in 2018. Andrew Miller is currently on the Indians' 10-day disabled list. Kent Emanuel has been dominant at Houston's AAA affiliate in Fresno.

J.B. Bukauskas Named To ABCA All-Region Team

North Carolina sophomore right-handed pitcher J.B. Bukauskas was named to the ABCA/Rawlings Atlantic All-Region First Team, the organization announced Wednesday. Bukauskas is the first Tar Heel to earn first-team all-region honors since Kent Emanuel and Colin Moran were first-team selections in 2013.

Astros Prospect Kent Emanuel Undergoes Tommy John surgery

Corpus Christi Hooks LHP Kent Emanuel will miss the rest of the season, after having Tommy John surgery on his elbow Wednesday. Emanuel was drafted in the third round, 74th overall in the 2013 Draft, out of UNC. He had a great college career including two trips to the College World Series, while being named 2013 ACC Pitcher of the Year and a Louisville Slugger First-Team All-American.

My Carolina Experience: Kent Emanuel

Kent Emanuel attributes his ability to make this mental transition from simply being a talented and very driven player into a leader to his participation in the Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy. It was through the CLA that Emanuel was able to take the tangible feedback he got from his teammates and use it to help make him better for the team in so many ways.

Former Tar Heels reunited at Houston Astros’ training camp

Another benefit of Kent Emanuel's three years with the Tar Heels, he said, was the relationships he developed with his teammates, some of who have moved on to the pros at the same time as Emanuel. One is even a member of the Houston Astros organization. “You have someone to share the process with. Holby (Brian Holberton) and I are roommates here so it makes it that much better.”

Kent Emanuel makes pro debut

Kent Emanuel made his professional pitching debut, tossing two innings of scoreless, two-hit ball for the Houston Astros’ Rookie Gulf Coast League affiliate Aug. 3 in Clearwater, Fla. Emanuel, who signed with Houston , after the Astros selected the former UNC standout with the first pick of the third round in the 2013 MLB Draft, struck out two and walked none against the GCL Phillies.

UNC Baseball's Talent Drain

All four UNC juniors who were taken in the recent MLB draft have decided not to come back to school – ACC player of the year Colin Moran, ACC pitcher of the year Kent Emanuel, cleanup hitter Brian Holberton and Sunday starter Hobbs Johnson. They will be joined in the professional ranks by three seniors – leadoff hitter Chaz Frank, midweek starter Chris Munnelly and first baseman Cody Stubbs.

Astros reach deal with third-round pick Kent Emanuel

The Houston Astros have reached an agreement with third-round pick Kent Emanuel, a left-handed pitcher from North Carolina, for $747,700, a source confirmed for MLB.com. The deal is pending a physical. Emanuel went 11-5 with a 3.14 ERA and five complete games en route to being named ACC Pitcher of the Year and helping the Tar Heels to the College World Series.

Five Diamond Heels Named ACC All-Academic

North Carolina placed five Tar Heels on the 2013 ACC All-Academic Team on Monday, led by two-time honorees Benton Moss and Chris Munnelly. Moss and Munnelly were joined on the team by freshman Trent Thornton, sophomore Michael Russell and junior Kent Emanuel.

CWS Recap: UCLA 4 UNC 1

What a frustrating way for the season to end. UCLA is Iceman from Top Gun. They play the game ice cold, no mistakes. You get bored, do something stupid and they have you. That being said, Kent Emanuel did his job in six innings. After having struggled through several starts, Emanuel finally pitched a solid outing, his last as a Tar Heel.

Pitching Set Up for CWS Run

Hobbs Johnson will take the mound in Thursday night’s elimination game against N.C. State for what could be the first of six outings in seven days for North Carolina’s pitching staff. ACC Pitcher of the Year Kent Emanuel would also be available to pitch again on four or five days rest if UNC extends its season to Friday or Saturday.

Tar Heels ace Kent Emanuel suffers rough stretch

Kent Emanuel surrendered five runs, all earned, during North Carolina’s 8-1 loss against the Wolfpack. He pitched 2?2/3 innings, and for the second consecutive start didn’t make it out of the third inning. These kinds of struggles are rare for Emanuel, the ACC Pitcher of the Year. They’re so rare, in fact, that they’ve never happened before. His past two starts are the shortest of his career.

Carlos Rodon Rolls

The highly anticipated pitching duel between Kent Emanuel and Carlos Rodon never materialized in N.C. State’s 8-1 win over North Carolina in the College World Series on Sunday. Emanuel’s four-hit, complete game shutout against Miami in the ACC Tournament seems much longer than 25 days ago.

Tar Heels Drop CWS Opener To Wolfpack

North Carolina State's Carlos Rodon pitched eight shutout innings to continue his mastery of North Carolina, and the Wolfpack knocked out ACC pitcher of the year Kent Emanuel early in an 8-1 victory at the College World Series on Sunday. Rodon held the No. 1 national seed Tar Heels hitless into the fifth inning. He allowed five hits and struck out eight.

CWS Recap: NC State 8 UNC 1

UNC's only hope in this game was a vintage Kent Emanuel performance to shut NC State down or get a game where Carlos Rodon struggled. Neither of those things happened. NC State struck first then later chased Emanuel with four runs in the third on the way to handing the Heels an 8-1 loss in the opening game of the College World Series.

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