Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Baseball.
Ike Freeman Leading UNC On And Off The Diamond
If you ask Ike Freeman to describe himself, you won't get a complicated answer. "It's really hunting and baseball. They're my two main things." Freeman is a simple man. And if you know him, you'll understand that to be an absolute truth. He's soft-spoken, a hard worker, and humble. Trying to get the sophomore to talk about his accomplishments is a futile task.
Veteran catcher Chris Iannetta returns to his roots
Chris Iannetta on signing with Colorado as a free agent this offseason: "Denver is probably one of the places that I feel like I could live full time. That was the first attraction. The second was how good the team is. There was probably two jobs, maybe three that I really wanted. It was either the Diamondbacks or the Rockies. It ended up being a no-brainer."
No. 8 Diamond Heels Host Georgia Tech In Penultimate Home Series
No. 8 North Carolina (24-13) will take on Georgia Tech (22-16) this weekend in the second-to-last ACC home baseball series of the 2018 season. Friday's game will begin at 6 p.m. and will be followed by fireworks, with Saturday's game slated for 4 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Heading in to the weekend, North Carolina sits second in the ACC Coastal Division.
UNC Baseball Trending Up Despite Loss to N.C. State
After splitting its first 14 games, UNC has won 17 of 23 and 10 of its last 13, including victories in three consecutive series against ACC competition. The Tar Heels rank No. 5 in the RPI and are 22-7 vs. Top-50 opponents. “We want to face good teams,” coach Mike Fox told reporters. “Our strength of schedule is way up there. I think that’s the way you get better.”
No. 8 Diamond Heels Fall to No. 2 NC State 8-3 at DBAP
No. 8 North Carolina dropped their midweek game to No. 2 N.C. State on Tuesday, 8-3, at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Tar Heel starter Rodney Hutchison picked up his first loss since February 25th as the Wolfpack out-hit UNC, 12-6. Of note for Carolina, Kyle Datres' single in the eighth advanced his hitting streak to 17 games and his on-base streak to 20.
UNC Baseball Faces NC State Tonight on National TV
No. 15 North Carolina will take on No. 2 N.C. State on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Durham Baseball Athletic Park. It is a unique weeknight contest between two ACC rivals at a neutral site, and a large crowd is expected. The game will be nationally televised on ESPNU with Dari Nowkah handling play-by-play and Javier Lopez serving as the analyst.
Audio: Mike Fox Radio Show, April 16
The Mike Fox Radio Show is the best source for North Carolina Baseball fans to hear another exciting season of Diamond Heels baseball news, guests and coverage. The April 16 show is now available online. Taped each week on Mondays, Fox joins host Dave Nathan of the Tar Heel Sports Network for the latest Carolina Baseball updates.
UNC, ECU, NC State, and Duke can make college baseball history
UNC, ECU, N.C. State and Duke have never played in the NCAA baseball tournament the same year. That will almost certainly change next month with all four teams ranked in the the top 15 in one national poll. The four teams will get together Tuesday in what could wind up being a preview of the Super Regional round, or heck, a College World Series preview.
Kenny Selmon Doesn't Disappoint, UNC Olympic Sports Notes
Kenny Selmon waited for the right opportunity to compete in the 400-meter hurdles for the first time this spring. Finally, on Saturday at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational, that time arrived. And in his season debut in the event, Selmon didn't disappoint. Competing in the 400-meter hurdles, Selmon ran a 49.00, the fastest time in the nation so far this outdoor season.
This Week with Mike Fox: Keep Winning
The Diamond Heels (24-12; 12-6 ACC) won three of four games this past week, including a mid-week matchup against Appalachian State and taking both games of a doubleheader against Virginia. UNC plays NC State in a non-ACC game Tuesday in Durham before hosting Georgia Tech this weekend. Inside Carolina spoke with coach Mike Fox on Monday.
No. 8 Diamond Heels Set For Matchup Against No. 2 Wolfpack at DBAP
The No. 8 Tar Heels will take on No. 2 NC State at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. This will be the first meeting between these teams in 2018, but it will not count towards their ACC records. The three-game ACC series between the Tar Heels and Wolfpack will take place next weekend in Raleigh. Tuesday's game will be televised on ESPNU.
After 'average' start and turning-point loss, UNC baseball trending up
UNC started 2018 tabbed to win the ACC Coastal Division and ranked as high as No. 6 in preseason polls, but lost just its second season opener since coach Mike Fox took over in 1999, went 7-7 in its first 14 games and fell out of the Top 25. Now, UNC is back in the rankings for the second straight week (at No. 19) and has "been settled lately," according to Fox.
UNC Jumps Six Spots to No. 15 in D1Baseball Top 25
Having posted a record of 17-5 over its past 22 games, the North Carolina baseball team is moving back up the rankings in a hurry. This week’s edition of the D1Baseball.com Top 25 has the Tar Heels moving up six spots from No. 21 to No. 15 after defeating Appalachian State last Tuesday and taking two out of three games from Virginia over the weekend.
College baseball's 13 must-visit stadiums
With a new capacity of 5,000, the new look at UNC's Boshamer Stadium features a new video board, Hall of Honor, picnic tables and a grass area on the first-base line to give the stadium an old-school feel. The players have access to a video room, bating cages, a 6,200-square foot indoor facility and a lounge where players can hang out or finish school work.
Top 40 College Prospects for 2018 MLB Draft
The MLB Draft is June 4-6 with Detroit possessing the first pick. Should the Tigers go the college route there’s a good chance it will be a pitcher. 34. Austin Bergner, RP, North Carolina: With 2017 first-rounder J.B. Bukauskas pitching in the Astros system now, Bergner has a chance to step into a much more prominent role for UNC as a draft-eligible sophomore.