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Wild Card Matt Harvey Could Become Link To Mets’ Postseason Hopes
But if Matt Harvey can provide that link from the front to the back, they might just have the stuff of which postseason dreams are made. He seems ready. The offseason workouts went well, as pitching coach Dave Eiland recently told the media. And Harvey’s picture hasn’t appeared on the gossip pages with any of those high-fashion heartbreakers.
No. 6 North Carolina Baseball Opens 2018 Season at USF
No. 6 North Carolina opens its 2018 campaign Friday at 7 p.m. with the first of a three-game series against the University of South Florida. The Tar Heels have won their last three season-openers with victories over Seton Hall, UCLA and Kentucky. Friday night will be followed by a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Saturday and a 12 p.m. meeting on Sunday.
Walston: UNC vs NC State - Of course it's a rivalry
When you want to beat a team so you can talk trash, it’s a rivalry. When you want to not lose to a team as badly as you want to beat them, it’s a rivalry. Roy Williams wants to beat NC State at least as much as he wants to beat anybody on the schedule. Mike Fox, too —he threw on a red Carolina Hurricanes sweater for an event a few years ago, but he didn’t like it.
Yankees pitcher Adam Warren is in camp feeling healthy and helpful
The New York Yankees pitching staff will ultimately decide the team’s fate. Throughout the season, starters will rise and fall, conquer and fail. But rarely will they throw any complete games. And often they will leave with multiple innings still to cover. That is likely where Adam Warren will come in. If 2018 is anything like 2017, Adam will get precisely zero starts.
State schools look for another big year on the baseball diamond
UNC has been picked as the favorite to win the ACC’s Coastal Division and is ranked among the top six in the nation in early polls thanks to the return of sophomore Gianluca Dalatri on the mound and last year’s ACC Rookie of the Year Ashton McGee at the plate. Other returning veterans include outfielder Brandon Riley and first baseman Michael Busch.
Colin Moran embraces opportunity to compete for starting job with Pirates
Josh Bell got a glimpse of Pirates new third baseman Colin Moran, and he made a positive first impression. “From what I've seen last couple days hitting, it's really fine-tuned. He knows what he's doing,” Bell said of Moran's swing. The Pirates are banking on Moran, a nephew of B.J. Surhoff, to provide pop to their batting order and stability at the hot corner.
Josh Hiatt Named to NCBWA Stopper Of The Year Watch List
North Carolina's Josh Hiatt was named to the initial Watch List for the 14th annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I Baseball, the association announced Monday. Hiatt joins Florida's Michael Byrne, Oregon's Kenyon Yovan as three NCBWA finalists from a year ago.
Gianluca Dalatri Named To Golden Spikes Award Watch List
North Carolina sophomore pitcher Gianluca Dalatri has earned a spot on the watch list for the 2018 Golden Spikes Award, USA Baseball announced Friday. During his freshman campaign, the right-handed pitcher went 7-3 with a 3.34 ERA and was named a consensus freshman All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, D1 Baseball and Perfect Game
Tar Heels Picked As Coastal Favorites In ACC Baseball Poll
Florida State has been selected as the 2018 ACC baseball preseason favorite in a vote of the league's 14 head coaches, while North Carolina was tabbed as the favorite in the Coastal Division. The Seminoles were picked as the team to beat in the conference. The Tar Heels picked up three votes and Wake Forest received one vote for overall conference champion.
Josh Hiatt Named NCBWA Preseason All-American
UNC sophomore Josh Hiatt was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association pre-season All-America first team on Monday. Hiatt returns for his second season in Chapel Hill after an electrifying freshman season. The right-handed reliever finished the 2017 season with a 1.90 ERA with 13 saves and a record of 4-2 in 52 innings pitched.
Audio: UNC Infielder Zack Gahagan Talks 2018 Season
Diamond Heels infielder Zack Gahagan talks about leadership, his life, and 2018 North Carolina Baseball on 97.9 The Hill. In 2017, Gahagan hit .243 with seven home runs, nine doubles and 42 RBI. He also scored 45 runs and drew 33 walks. Gahagan had 12 multi-hit games and was drafted in the 39th round by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2017 MLB Draft.
Audio: UNC Infielder Kyle Datres Discusses 2018 Baseball Season
North Carolina junior third-baseman Kyle Datres discusses the upcoming 2018 Tar Heels baseball season with 97.9 The Hill WCHL. Datres started all 63 games at third base during his sophomore season, hitting .265 with seven home runs, 13 doubles and 51 RBI. Datres also scored 48 runs and drew 29 walks.
Daniel Bard, ex-Boston Red Sox RHP, joins Diamondbacks as player mentor
The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired former Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard to serve as a player mentor, one of four newly-created positions in the organization. Bard retired earlier this offseason after several comeback attempts. The 32 year-old posted a 1.93 ERA for the Red Sox in 73 outings during 2010, then recorded a 3.33 ERA in 70 relief outings during 2011.
Audio: Tar Heels Catcher Cody Roberts discusses upcoming Junior Season
North Carolina catcher Cody Roberts discusses his life and the Tar Heels' upcoming 2018 baseball season. This segment was aired on Friday, January 26th at 7:00 on 97.9 The Hill’s Diamond Heel Preview Show No. 2.
Audio: UNC Associate Head Coach Scott Forbes Discusses 2018 Carolina Baseball
North Carolina baseball Associate Head Coach Scott Forbes talks about his life and Tar Heels baseball. This segment aired on Friday, January 26th at 7:30 on 97.9 The Hill’s Diamond Heel Preview Show.