Winston-Salem Dash's Landon Lassiter back doing what he does best
Come every baseball season since he was 5 years old, Landon Lassiter has hit the baseball. He hit during his youth and summer league days growing up around Thomasville and High Point. He hit at North Davidson High School. He hit .324 in 683 at-bats for the Tar Heels before signing with the Chicago White Sox as a 21st-round pick in 2015.
White Sox re-sign Landon Lassiter, assign him to Winston-Salem Dash
Landon Lassiter’s departure from professional baseball lasted just 12 days. The former North Davidson and University of North Carolina star was re-signed on Sunday by the Chicago White Sox and assigned to the Advanced-A Winston-Salem Dash, the same team he was with at the end of the 2016 season. Lassiter was a 21st-round pick of the White Sox in 2015.
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.
Korey Dunbar Leads Carolina Picks On Final Day Of MLB Draft
Korey Dunbar, Landon Lassiter and Trevor Kelley were selected on the final day of the 2015 MLB Draft Wednesday. Dunbar was a 20th-round pick of the Miami Marlins, while Lassiter went one round later to the Chicago White Sox and Kelley was taken in the 36th round by the Boston Red Sox. Dunbar had his best year as a Tar Heel in 2015, batting .288 with six homers and a team-best 16 doubles.
Tar Heels win, cross fingers for NCAA berth
Though the Tar Heels’ win against the Tigers doesn’t guarantee an at-large berth, it certainly helps the team’s case. UNC won’t know what’s in store for the rest of the postseason until Monday’s NCAA selection show, but regardless of its fate, junior Landon Lassiter won’t be playing the regional round. Lassiter was indefinitely suspended before Friday’s game for conduct detrimental to the team.
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.
Hokies Power Past No. 18 UNC Baseball, 8-3
Alex Perez and Brendon Hayden homered in a five-run sixth as Virginia Tech beat No. 18 North Carolina 8-3 Friday at English Field. Kit Scheetz limited UNC to three runs over seven strong innings as the Hokies beat the Tar Heels for the first time since 2007. Landon Lassiter had three hits and drove in a run for the Tar Heels, who will send J.B. Bukauskas to the mound Saturday.
No. 18 Tar Heels Drop Baseball Opener To Clemson, 5-2
Clemson scored five times in the first three innings and Matthew Crownover allowed just two unearned runs in seven frames as No. 18 North Carolina fell to the host Tigers 5-2 Friday night at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Reed Rohlman, Chris Okey and Chase Pinder had RBI doubles for Clemson, which improved to 15-14 and 6-7 in ACC play. Landon Lassiter had three hits for the Tar Heels.
No. 11 Carolina Baseball Handles Duke, 6-2
Landon Lassiter and Logan Warmoth had three hits each and J.B. Bukauskas threw six shutout innings as No. 11 North Carolina topped visiting Duke 6-2 Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Bukauskas struck out eight and allowed just four hits for the Tar Heels, who will go for the series sweep Sunday afternoon at 2. Carolina (10-3, 2-0 ACC) struck first in a three-run fourth and never trailed.
No. 6 Tar Heels Top Seton Hall, 10-4
Adrian Chacon and Landon Lassiter had three hits apiece, and Benton Moss collected his 20th career win as No. 6 North Carolina secured a series victory with a 10-4 win over Seton Hall Saturday at Boshamer Stadium. A 7-run third inning during which the Tar Heels sent 11 batters to the plate proved to be the difference.
A look at the best college baseball teams in the nation
5. North Carolina: Coach Mike Fox must be chomping at the bit to get 2015 started. Pitchers Trent Thornton (7–4, 2.73), Benton Moss (4–2, 3.62) and Zac Gallen (5–4, 4.64) combined for 46 starts a year ago. Not only that, but most of the bullpen returns as well. The offense needs a kick of adrenaline as Landon Lassiter (.305) and Wood Myers (.298) hope that Skye Bolt (.257) reverts to form.
Omaha Eight: Picking the 2015 CWS field
The Tar Heels didn't have a 2014 campaign to remember, but this should be a vastly improved and more experienced club in '15. For starters, the Tar Heels welcome back a bulk of their offensive lineup with Wood Myers and Skye Bolt, among others, as headliners. But the biggest returning starter is Landon Lassiter, who hit .305 last season, and will return to college for another season.
Tar Heels in the MLB Draft
The Major League Baseball Draft was held at the end of last week with multiple Tar Heels getting calls from teams including several recruits. First up, here are the current Tar Heels who were drafted. Michael Russell will certainly be moving on to the professional baseball ranks. Now it would appear that Benton Moss is also done at UNC. That leaves a question of whether Landon Lassiter or Luis Paula will also leave.
Three Tar Heels Taken On Day Three Of MLB Draft
Benton Moss led three North Carolina players drafted on day three of the MLB Draft Saturday. Moss was selected in the 15th round by the San Francisco Giants, while Landon Lassiter was taken in the 28th round by the Colorado Rockies and Luis Paula was picked in the 31st round by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Tar Heels Pound No. 4 Miami In Nightcap, 11-2
Landon Lassiter had three hits and Wood Myers drove in three runs as North Carolina split a doubleheader at No. 4 Miami with an 11-2 win Friday night at Alex Rodriguez Park. Carolina scored four times in the first and led 11-1 after 4 in support of Benton Moss, who struck out nine and allowed just four hits and one run to pick up his fourth win of the season.