Mike Fox Weighs In On Tar Heel MLB Success, UNC Injury Woes
Baseball has again returned to Chapel Hill after a hiatus during the final exam period. What was Coach Mike Fox doing in his break away from leading his Diamond Heels? He says he enjoyed visiting with former Tar Heel standout Michael Morin up in New York City. Morin was getting set to make his Major League Baseball debut for the Los Angeles Angels.
After hectic arrival, Michael Morin awaits debut
Michael Morin wanted to get to Yankee Stadium on Sunday after his recall from Triple-A Salt Lake City before anyone changed their mind. The Gulls were playing in Reno when Morin got the news. He had to fly to Salt Lake and change planes, but that flight was delayed two hours. Heavy traffic in New York delayed him again, and he arrived at the stadium via taxi 45 minutes before game time.
Angels promote top pitching prospect Mike Morin to big leagues
The Angels promoted one of their top relief-pitching prospects to the big leagues Sunday, calling up right-hander Michael Morin, 22, from triple-A Salt Lake and optioning outfielder Brennan Boesch to triple A. Morin, a 13th-round pick out of the University of North Carolina in 2012, was Angels minor league pitcher of the year in 2013.
Michael Morin Earns Fifth All-America Mention
North Carolina junior closer Michael Morin earned his fifth All-America mention of the year on Monday when Perfect Game tabbed the right-hander a first team selection. Morin was also tabbed All-America by Baseball America, the NCBWA, the ABCA and Collegiate Baseball. Morin closed the door on 19 of 21 save opportunities on the year to lead the ACC and set a new UNC single-season record.
Baseball America Names Michael Morin All-America
North Carolina junior right-hander Michael Morin was named to Baseball America's All-America squad on Friday after setting a Carolina single-season record with 19 saves in 2012. The All-America honor is the fourth of the year for Morin as he also was named All-America by NCBWA, ABCA and Collegiate Baseball.
Michael Morin Picks Up ABCA All-America Honor
North Carolina junior closer Michael Morin was named an America Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Third Team All-America on Wednesday, while sophomore Kent Emanuel was named to the ABCA All-Atlantic Region First Team. Morin garnered All-America honors after posting a Carolina single-season high 19 saves in 2012.
Michael Morin Garners NCBWA First Team All-America Honor
North Carolina junior right-handed closer Michael Morin was named a First Team All-America by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) on Wednesday. Morin posted a 6-4 mark on the year while setting the school record for saves in a single season with 19.
UNC Baseball Announces 2012 Award Winners
The North Carolina baseball team announced its 2012 award winners this week with Michael Morin and Kent Emanuel earning most valuable pitcher honors and Colin Moran picking up the most valuable hitter award.
Jacob Stallings, Michael Morin Tabbed On Day Two Of MLB Draft
A pair of Tar Heels were taken on day two of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday as senior Jacob Stallings was tabbed by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh round and junior Michael Morin was selected in the 13th round by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Michael Morin Named NCBWA Stopper Of The Year Finalist
Junior closer Michael Morin was named one of five finalists for the 2012 NCBWA Stopper of the Year award Tuesday. Morin finished the year with a 6-4 record, 1.40 ERA and a UNC single season record of 19 saves. Morin earned first team All-America and first team All-ACC honors this season while posting a 6-4 record with 19 saves. He has a 1.40 earned run average and 55 strikeouts over 58 innings.
St. John's eliminates UNC from NCAA Tournament
Michael Morin, who earlier in the day had set the UNC single-season save record with 19, was the last chain in a pitching staff that had led North Carolina to the No. 6 national seed. But his struggles this weekend were emblematic of the team’s, which just had its season come to a shocking end.
Michael Morin plays unfamiliar role in Tar Heels’ loss
A Saturday night reversal left UNC’s Michael Morin wearing looks he normally leaves batters displaying. A blank stare. Morin, one of the nation’s most successful relief pitchers, surrendered a one-out, three-run home run to St. John’s catcher Danny Bethea in the ninth inning that lifted the Red Storm past UNC 5-4 in an NCAA regional game at Boshamer Stadium.
Walk-off homer leaves Tar Heels in a hole
All it took was one pitch from closer Michael Morin for UNC to change from an NCAA Tournament juggernaut at home into a team that must win three games in 30 hours to save its season. No. 8 hitter Danny Bethea hit a three-run homer with one out in the ninth inning, giving St. John’s a 5-4 win over the Tar Heels in the winner’s bracket of the Chapel Hill Regional at Boshamer Field.
UNC beats Cornell 7-4 in Chapel Hill Regional
UNC pitched out of two tight late-inning jams and got four hits from a rejuvenated Colin Moran to down Cornell 7-4 in the NCAA baseball tournament's Chapel Hill Regional on Friday. Reliever Michael Morin got his 18th save in front of 1,677 at Boshamer Stadium to tie the UNC single-season record, but had to work extremely hard in the ninth inning to thwart a Cornell rally.
Tar Heels finally put away Cornell in regional opener
The North Carolina fans at Boshamer Stadium got to their feet and starting clapping, the volume rising with each strike from Tar Heels closer Michael Morin. On the third pitch, Morin struck out Cornell’s Tom D’Alessandro with two runners aboard, sealing another home NCAA Tournament win for UNC.