Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Baseball.
Matt Harvey getting amped before Opening Night
Matt Harvey calls it an “out-of-body experience,” though he’s not quite sure that’s exactly right either. Regardless of the precise sensation, the point he’s trying to make is clear. There are times when he takes the mound for the Mets and something happens to him. He can’t explain it. But there is no doubt that he senses it.
Dustin Ackley embracing utility role with Yankees
Dustin Ackley has found himself in a New York Yankees uniform because he's a player that can bring a lot to the table. The Yankees acquired him last season before the deadline last season. Able to play up to four different positions, Ackley's versatility will be fully utilized in every corner of Joe Girardi's defensive schemes.
No. 2 Miami Tops No. 7 UNC Baseball, 7-3
No. 2 Miami used a five-run third inning to take control in a 7-3 win over No. 7 UNC Saturday at Mark Light Field. Tyler Ramirez and Zack Gahagan homered for the Tar Heels, who have dropped consecutive games for the first time in 2016. Miami's Michael Mediavilla pitched into the eighth to improve to 5-0 on the year, while J.B. Bukauskas suffered his first loss.
No. 7 Diamond Heels Drop Series Opener To No. 2 Miami
Zack Collins' two-run double broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning and No. 2 Miami opened a top-10 series with a 10-4 win over No. 7 North Carolina Friday night at Mark Light Field. Brandon Riley's RBI double in the first put the Tar Heels on top against Miami's Thomas Woodrey, but the Hurricane lefty was masterful over seven innings to get the win.
Carolina Baseball Visits Miami For Top-10 Matchup
No. 7 North Carolina baseball faces perhaps its toughest test of the season to date when the Tar Heels open a three-game series against No. 3 Miami Friday night at Mark Light Field. Carolina is one game back of the Hurricanes at 6-3 in the ACC and 20-4 overall following a 10-2 win over Davidson Tuesday night in Chapel Hill. Miami is also 20-4 on the year.
Weekend Baseball Preview: Tar Heels Look To Bounce Back At Miami
After a six-game stretch in which the Tar Heels scored double-digit runs five times, the young UNC offense sputtered against Georgia Tech pitchers, scoring a total of 10 runs in three games. That won’t get the job done in Miami. Coach Mike Fox points to speedy top-of-the-order hitters Brian Miller and Adam Pate as keys to the offense.
Yankees closer Andrew Miller suffers chip fracture in wrist
Yankees closer Andrew Miller left Wednesday’s spring training game against the Braves after taking a line drive off his wrist. The team later announced a CT scan revealed a chip fracture in the lefthanded pitcher’s right wrist. On Thursday, George A. King of the New York Post reported Miller expects to be ready for the start of the season
Pirates minor leaguer Jacob Stallings knows new Pitt basketball coach quite well
Pirates minor league catcher Jacob Stallings has a pretty good idea of how Pitt men’s basketball will look under its new head coach. Sunday, Pitt hired Stallings’ father, Kevin, to replace Jamie Dixon as basketball coach after Dixon left for TCU. Kevin Stallings coached Vanderbilt the past 17 seasons.
No. 7 UNC Baseball Tops Davidson, 10-2
No. 7 North Carolina sent 12 men to the plate in a six-run fifth and secured its 20th win of the season with a 10-2 victory over Davidson Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Brandon Riley matched a career high with four hits and reached base six times, and Brett Daniels extended his scoreless streak to 15.1 innings to pick up his second win of the season.
Pirates minor league catcher Jacob Stallings hopes to catch up with his dad in Pittsburgh
Jacob Stallings never expected his dad to beat him to Pittsburgh. Kevin Stallings was hired Sunday as the men's basketball coach at Pitt after his sudden departure from Vanderbilt. His son, Jacob, is a minor league player for the Pirates. "He's been (at Vandy) since I was in the fourth grade, 17 years," the catcher said Monday. "It's just wild that it's Pittsburgh. A funny coincidence."
This Week in Baseball: No. 6 Carolina Drops a Home Series to Georgia Tech
The Diamond Heels lost their first series of the year this past weekend, dropping a home series 2-1 to an unranked Georgia Tech team. UNC's offense was stymied in game one on Thursday and failed to show up on Saturday. The Friday game was the bright spot for the Heels as starter J.B. Bukauskas annihilated the Yellow Jacket hitters from the mound.
Matt Harvey could miss opener due to unspecified medical issue
New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has been scratched from his final spring training appearance and could miss his opening day start at Kansas City on Sunday because of an unspecified related medical issue. "It's a non-baseball medical issue we have to address," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday. "It came up this morning."
Hitting woes plague UNC baseball in first series loss
With No. 7 North Carolina down by six runs on Saturday and runners on second and third base, Brian Miller stepped up to bat in the seventh inning, hoping to ignite a spark in UNC’s offense against No. 25 Georgia Tech. But that spark didn’t come. North Carolina went on to lose 6-0 to the Yellow Jackets, costing UNC its first series loss of the season.
No. 3 Diamond Heels Drop Series Finale, 6-0
Zac Ryan and Burton Dulaney combined for a four-hit shutout as No. 21 Georgia Tech took the series decider from No. 3 North Carolina 6-0 Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Kel Johnson and Wade Bailey homered for the Yellow Jackets, who improved to 18-5 and 5-4 in the ACC. Carolina dropped to 19-4 and 6-3 in league play with the loss.
Bukauskas Dazzles In 8-0 Win For Diamond Heels
J.B. Bukauskas matched a career high with 11 strikeouts over eight shutout innings and No. 3 North Carolina evened the series with an 8-0 win over No. 21 Georgia Tech Friday evening at Boshamer Stadium. Tyler Ramirez had three hits, including his fifth home run of the year, and Eli Sutherland drove in four in the win, UNC's fourth shutout victory of 2016.