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Kyle Seager saves Mariners, 7-6, in 10 innings
Kyle Seager wasn’t going to let his team lose to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. He had pulled the Mariners out of the doldrums of a one-run deficit with a stunning eighth-inning grand slam — the team’s first since September 2013 — to give them a three-run lead. And after watching closer Fernando Rodney and all-star second baseman Robinson Cano turn the ninth inning into a fiasco, somehow blowing that three-run lead, Seager rescued them again in the 10th.
Adam Warren shows Yankees he belongs in starting rotation for good
Adam Warren is probably the Yankees’ best reliever this side of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller, potentially a weapon to add needed bullpen depth that could be crucial for this team in a pennant race. But right now he’s making a case that taking him out of the starting rotation would be a mistake. The way Warren is pitching lately it’s an easy call.
Heels left out of NCAA Tournament
North Carolina’s streak of 13 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, which included six trips to the College World Series, came to an end on Monday. The Tar Heels (34-24; 13-16 ACC) were one of the first four teams left out of the NCAA Tournament a year removed from being one of the final four teams in.
Tar Heels left out of NCAA Baseball Tournament
For the first time since 2001, North Carolina was left out of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Tar Heels were a bubble team heading into selection Monday. "It gets to a point where we have to decide who was the best team and we felt like the best teams were in," said Dave Heeke, the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee Chair. UCLA is the No. 1 overall seed.
Will UNC Get Into the NCAA Tournament?
Not a question Tar Heel baseball has really face much during the Mike Fox tenure. The last time UNC missed the NCAA Tournament was in 2001. Since then going into the NCAA postseason and even hosting a regional were often givens. That wasn't the case last season and in 2015, UNC runs the risk of missing the NCAA Tournament altogether.
Baseball America, D1Baseball.com differ on whether UNC will make NCAA tourney
Baseball America predicts that Carolina will be a No. 3 seed
in the College Station, TX regional, while D1Baseball.com believes the Tar Heels will be among the first five teams left out
of the tournament. The bracket will officially be announced at noon on Monday on ESPNU.
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.
Tar Heels hope beating Clemson in ACC Tournament is enough for another week
North Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox and center fielder Skye Bolt both said they didn’t know if beating Clemson in their last game of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament would lock the Tar Heels into an at-large berth for the NCAA Tournament. But it certainly helps.
30 facts for Andrew Miller's 30th birthday
Yankees closer Andrew Miller celebrates his 30th birthday on May 21, 2015, so here are thirty important things to know about the birthday boy.
Baseball Recap: Carolina 6, Clemson 3
Needing a win to give the NCAA selection committee a bit more to think about, Carolina beat Clemson 6-3 on Friday in Durham. The Tar Heels opened up a 5-0 lead to support a strong outing by J.B. Bukauskas. Trevor Kelley then came in to seal the game, throwing 3.1 strong innings of relief. The Tar Heel offense was led by Skye Bolt who hit a three run home run to ignite the Heels.
UNC Baseball Preview: Clemson
After losing to FSU 8-4 on Thursday the Tar Heels face a quick turnaround before taking the field again against the Tigers at 3:00 PM on Friday. Carolina needs to beat a team they went 2-1 against in the regular season to improve their resume for the NCAA selection committee. Even though neither team can win the ACC title, Clemson comes into the game with all the momentum.
Florida State Defeats UNC, 8-4
Florida State has never captured an ACC Baseball Championship at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, but the Seminoles took a giant step toward ending the drought on Thursday. Ben DeLuzio and Josh Delph each went 3-for-4 at the plate as FSU downed eighth-seeded North Carolina, 8-4, in Pool A play. UNC (33-24, 0-2) faces fifth-seeded Clemson (32-26, 1-1) in Friday’s 3 p.m. game.
Before Ryan Zimmerman’s walk off vs. Andrew Miller, the two shared a long history
The first time these two squared off, Zimmerman was a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Virginia, Miller a 19-year-old freshman at the University of North Carolina. That Cavaliers team would send Zimmerman and Mark Reynolds and Joe Kohansky to the majors. That Tar Heels team would send Miller and Chris Ianetta and hard-throwing Daniel Bard to the big leagues, too.
For freshman hitter Brian Miller, a journey worth the wait
At this time last year, Brian Miller had no plans to play for UNC — a school he idolized as a child. But like a baseball hurled toward home plate at 90 miles per hour, life can come at you pretty fast. In elementary school, middle school and high school, Miller identified himself as a Tar Heel. Miller grew up in Raleigh, just 30 minutes away from UNC’s campus.
UNC Baseball Preview: Florida State
After losing to Louisville on Wednesday the Tar Heels might be in games they have to win if they want to make the NCAA tournament. With only two more shots to impress the committee (unless Louisville loses both its remaining games and UNC wins both), UNC starts against Florida State. The Seminoles had a very strong season and started the ACC tournament with a 3-1 win over Clemson on Wednesday.