Tar Heels Today: Coby White, Ryan Switzer, UNC-Duke OT Thriller Flashback
Coby White outshines Duke commit Joey Baker, a heartfelt "thank you" to UNC fans from OL Khaliel Rodgers, Ryan Switzer to receive the Patterson Medal, time to let the freshmen big men take their lumps, and more in Tar Heels Today.
Know Your Opponent: North Carolina Central
Despite the injuries and the roster turnover, the Eagles will be good, though perhaps a bit unfamiliar with one another in the early going. Nate Maxey, a 6-11 transfer from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi should team with uber-efficient senior Jordan Parks and Norwegian standout Kamaro Jawara to create a formidable front line
Tar Heels headed to Gainesville Regional
For his first three years at North Carolina, Parks Jordan’s only concern when he watched the NCAA Tournament selection show was which national seed the Tar Heels would receive. The senior has an entirely different experience on Monday. With an RPI of 42 and its most losses since 2001, UNC wasn’t even a lock to make the 64-team field.
Tar Heels Drop Marathon To No. 4 Miami, 6-5 In 16
Tyler Palmer drove in two runs with his fifth hit of the day and No. 4 Miami rallied for a 6-5 win over North Carolina in 16 innings Friday at Alex Rodriguez Park. Carolina scored in the top of the 16th on a Parks Jordan RBI single before the Hurricanes rallied for two in the bottom of the 16th in the longest game for either team in 2014.
Parks Jordan Named ACC Baseball Player of the Week
UNC's Parks Jordan and Miami's Dale Carey have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Players of the Week, while Clemson's Daniel Gossett picked up ACC Pitcher of the Week honors for the second time this season. Jordan hit safely in all five games and finished with 10 hits in 19 at-bats (.526) as the Tar Heels won three games, including a victory over No. 4 Florida State.
UNC Seniors Spark Offense
North Carolina picked up their 30th win of the season on Sunday as they defeated No. 5 Florida State 5-4 on Senior Day at Boshamer Stadium. Seniors Parks Jordan and Tom Zengel each drove in a run, as the offense came alive in time to give the Tar Heels a much-needed victory. The 5-4 win gave Fox his sixteenth consecutive winning season and moved the Heels into the fourth in the ACC’s Coastal Division (fifth overall).
Tar Heels Beat No. 4 FSU On Senior Day, 5-4
Tyler Ramirez drove in Parks Jordan with a tiebreaking single in the bottom of the seventh, and North Carolina held on for a 5-4 win over No. 4 Florida State Sunday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Jordan had two hits and fellow senior Tom Zengel added an RBI double on Senior Day as the Tar Heels picked up win No. 30 and improved to 14-13 in the ACC.
No. 4 FSU Shuts Out UNC, 7-0
D.J. Stewart had three doubles and drove in three runs, and Luke Weaver pitched 7.0 scoreless innings as No. 4 Florida State took game one of a three-game series against North Carolina 7-0 Friday night at Boshamer Stadium. Parks Jordan and Landon Lassiter had two hits each for the Tar Heels, who fell to 29-20 and 13-12 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Tar Heels Double Up Elon, 12-6
Parks Jordan had three hits and drove in three runs as North Carolina defeated Elon 12-6 Wednesday night at Latham Park. Joe Dudek belted his fourth home run of the year in a five-run first inning, and Taylore Cherry picked up his first win of the season with 5.2 solid innings of work as the Tar Heels improved to 29-19 on the year.
Carolina Clinches Series With 6-4 Win Over VT
Alex Raburn had a career-high three hits and Parks Jordan drove in a pair of runs as North Carolina beat Virginia Tech 6-4 Saturday night at Boshamer Stadium. Benton Moss allowed four runs on five hits over 7.0 innings for his third win of the year, and Reilly Hovis got the final five outs of the game for his sixth save of the season.
UNC Baseball Thumps Boston College, 12-2
Zac Gallen and Reilly Hovis combined to allow just two runs on five hits and No. 30 Carolina pounded out 16 hits as the Tar Heels scored a series-clinching 12-2 win over Boston College Sunday at Commander Shea Field. Michael Russell reached five times and scored three runs, Parks Jordan and Landon Lassiter each drove in three and Carolina won its second road series of 2014.
No. 17 Tar Heels Roll Past Appalachian State, 12-1
No. 17 North Carolina scored six runs in the first and three more in the second to cruise to a 12-1 win over Appalachian State Tuesday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Parks Jordan, Tom Zengel, Korey Dunbar and Joe Dudek each drove in a pair of runs for the Tar Heels, who will host North Florida in a non-conference series this weekend.
Around the Bases with Parks Jordan
Inside Carolina caught up with senior Parks Jordan after the Diamond Heels' 3-2 walk off victory over Xavier on Sunday to capture their first series win of the season.
Benton Moss Commands For UNC's Navy Squad
With three of the Tar Heels' returning starters, Skye Bolt, Michael Russell and Parks Jordan, the Navy squad had the offense to manufacture runs. But the story of Friday's opener was the pitching of junior Benton Moss. The Morehead-Cain scholar allowed just three hits and struck out eight in 5.0 innings of work.
Parks Jordan, Tar Heels Walking Back To Omaha
Parks Jordan didn't have a hit or score a run Tuesday. In three plate appearances, he never got the ball out of the infield. But his eight-pitch walk after falling behind 0-2 to South Carolina closer Tyler Webb scored Bolt from third with what would prove to be the run that sent the Tar Heels back to Omaha.