Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Baseball.
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.
First Person: To My Brothers in Arms (and Bats)
By Dave Kirk, member of the 1978 College World Series Tar Heels: Not sure when it hit me over this reunion weekend. Maybe it was when Blaine Smith asked me what I remembered most about that '78 season. My answer? Those moments following our regional win against Memphis State when I realized that our dream ride would last a couple weeks longer.
Carolina Insider Podcast: 1967-69 Reunion, NCSU Recap & More
Go inside the reunion of the 1967-69 Carolina basketball teams, recap the hoops loss to North Carolina State and more in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Join hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com as they also touch on the baseball program's First Pitch Dinner and recall a great Dean Smith story.
Colin Moran eyes big league opportunity with Pirates
For Colin Moran, this trade was nothing like the first one. When Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow dialed Moran's number on Jan. 18 to tell him he'd been dealt to Pittsburgh, the player who answered bore little resemblance to the one Houston had pried away from the Marlins in 2014. The Moran the Astros acquired more than three years ago came with hype.
A Family Gathering For UNC Baseball
They gathered Saturday night, to celebrate the start of UNC's baseball season. Over 500 current and former players, coaches, staff, fans and donors met inside the George Watts Hill Alumni Center for UNC's annual First Pitch Dinner. Among those in the crowd were members of the 1978 and 2008 College World Series (CWS) teams. That included coach Mike Fox.
Astros' J.B. Bukauskas Hits Top-100 on MLB Pipeline
Former UNC pitcher J.B. Bukauskas is ranked 76th overall on MLB Pipeline's top-100 prospects. Bukauskas, the Astros' sixth-ranked prospect, was selected in the first round (15th overall) of the 2017 draft. There's thought among the talent-evaluation community that Bukauskas will eventually become a reliever, but at this point, the Astros are high on him as a starter.
UNC Baseball Holds First Spring Scrimmage
The Blue squad rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come from behind and post a 4-2 win over Navy in a 7.5 inning scrimmage on afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Dylan Enwiller and Ashton McGee had RBI singles while Kyle Datres added a sacrifice fly to key the three-run inning. Carolina will hold its next closed scrimmage on Saturday.
2018 College Baseball Preseason Top 25 Capsules: No. 6 North Carolina
The last few seasons have ended in postseason disappointment for North Carolina. The Tar Heels have consistently had Omaha-caliber talent--again the case this year--but haven't been to the College World Series since 2013. UNC's pitching depth should carry it again to regional play, but the Tar Heels will need to find the right buttons to push once they get there.
Audio: Coach Mike Fox Discusses 2018 Carolina Baseball
North Carolina head baseball coach Mike Fox discusses his life and 2018 Carolina Baseball on 97.9 The Hill’s Preseason Show aired Wednesday, January 17th at 7:30 p.m.
Josh Hiatt, Gianluca Dalatri Each Named Preseason Third Team All-Americans by D1Baseball.com
D1Baseball.com released its preseason All-American rosters Tuesday, with a pair of Tar Heel pitchers selected to the Third Team. Redshirt sophomore closer Josh Hiatt and sophomore starter Gianluca Dalatri each earned the nod after breakout seasons in 2017 as college rookies. Dalatri posted a 3.34 ERA while striking out 85 batters across 97 innings last season.
Perfect Game Picks UNC Baseball to Win ACC Coastal Division
Perfect Game released its college conference previews on Monday, selecting UNC to repeat atop the ACC Coastal Division. In addition, three Tar Heel sophomores were placed on its preseason All-ACC team. Designated hitter Ashton McGee–last season’s ACC Freshman of the Year–joins starting pitcher Gianluca Dalatri and closer Josh Hiatt in receiving the honor.
Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta has turned Jack Winery into label of love
From the start of spring training in mid-February, through the dog days of summer, and into the cool nights of autumn, Rockies’ veteran catcher Chris Iannetta blocks pitches in the dirt, winces as foul tips sting his fingertips and works in a uniform soaked in sweat. But there is another man behind the mask. Iannetta is also a maker of fine wines.
UNC baseball: Single-game tickets and new premium seats on sale now
Single-game tickets are now available for the 2018 UNC Baseball season. The home schedule at Boshamer Stadium features ACC contests against Pitt, Florida State, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech. The Tar Heels home opener will be on Tuesday, Feb. 20, against UNCW. New additions to Boshamer Stadium include three upgraded suite and private box options.
Colin Moran’s Power Surge May Be Long Lasting
The Pirates new third baseman Colin Moran leaves Houston as one of the biggest success stories of the Astros' belief in the power of the fly ball. A year ago, Moran seemed locked into a low-impact role: He was a slow-footed third baseman with an ability to hit for average but without the power needed from a corner infield spot. Moran's career high in home runs was 10.