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UNC baseball set for rematch with ECU
Fresh off a weekend sweep at Connecticut, ECU’s baseball team will look to keep its momentum going Tuesday and avenge a lopsided defeat from earlier in the season. The Pirates (30-16-1) play at UNC with the first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m. UNC beat ECU 17-4 in Greenville on March 15. Davis Kirkpatrick (0-2, 5.48 ERA) is slated to get the nod as the Pirates’ starting pitcher.
Jacob Stallings: Embracing The Grind
Born in Kansas, but raised in Nashville, Jacob Stallings thought he was destined to be a catcher for the Vanderbilt Commodores. As 2016 begins, he could be latest in a deep line of former Tar Heels to reach major league baseball. Stallings, 25, broke camp in April at Triple-A Indianapolis in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ organization, one injury away from PNC Park.
This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox
Sunday was a special day for the graduating members of this team - Eli Sutherland, Chris McCue, Randy McNeill, Cody Stubbs and Chaz Frank all earning their degrees at commencement. How significant is this milestone in their Carolina careers? “It is always a special day for those kids and for me personally and their families. It is the ultimate reason that they enroll at UNC."
Video: UNC Coach Mike Fox on Louisville Series Loss
It's walking into the locker room after a hard loss with heads up that makes this year's Diamond Heels different from the rest, according to Mike Fox. UNC's head coach highlighted the team's positive and focused attitudes that persist despite the recent struggles, which is why he's never wanted to see a team find success as much as this one.
UNC must play its way to ACC, NCAA baseball tournament
UNC started the season strong. It didn't look like the Diamond Heels would need that high-character and unwavering ability to move past losses at 18-2. But now, Mike Fox's team is looking at its last two series of the season needing wins to even have a spot in the ACC Tournament and hoping its personality and work ethic pays dividends.
No. 5 Cardinals Take Series Finale In Slugfest
Corey Ray had three hits and drove in three runs in support of Kyle Funkhouser as No. 5 Louisville beat No. 17 North Carolina 10-6 Sunday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Zack Gahagan clubbed his fifth home run for the Tar Heels, who pounded out 11 hits on the day but could not slow down the powerful Louisville offense.
Emotional Win Breathes Life Into UNC
Mike Fox showered and changed, then emerged from North Carolina’s raucous locker room to meet with media. A reporter greeted him by saying, “You needed that one a little bit, huh?” Fox laughed. “That might be the understatement of the college baseball season right there, I don’t know,” he said. “Yeah, we needed that one. That’s all you can say: We definitely needed that one.”
Video: Logan Warmoth's Walk-Off Home Run vs. Louisville
Logan Warmoth provided the heroics for the Tar Heels as his walk-off home run in the 10th inning propelled North Carolina to the 3-2 win over No. 9 Louisville Saturday in Chapel Hill.
Warmoth's Walkoff Homer Lifts UNC Past Louisville
Logan Warmoth's game-winning home run in the bottom of the 10th lifted No. 17 North Carolina to a 3-2 win over No. 5 Louisville Saturday at Boshamer Stadium. Warmoth blasted a 1-1 pitch from Shane Hummel over the wall in left to set off a wild celebration at home plate for the Tar Heels, who reached the 30-win mark for the 19th consecutive season.
UNC's Bats Lacking Juice
North Carolina’s troubles at the plate continued in Friday night’s 6-0 loss to No. 5 Louisville. The Tar Heels (29-16, 9-13 ACC) entered this weekend’s pivotal series tied for fourth in the ACC in runs scored (317). That statistic, however, is deceiving. In league play, UNC is averaging 5.1 runs per game. In its last 16 ACC games, UNC is averaging 3.9 runs per game.
No. 17 Diamond Heels Drop Series Opener To No. 5 Louisville
Brendan McKay and Zack Burdi combined to throw nine scoreless innings as No. 5 Louisville took game one from No. 17 North Carolina 6-0 Friday night at Boshamer Stadium. McKay added a pair of hits for the Cardinals, who improved to 37-9 and 15-7 in ACC play. Zac Gallen was stellar in a losing effort, allowing just two earned runs on six hits in 7.2 innings of work.
UNC Baseball Really Needs a Good Weekend vs Louisville
The Tar Heels face a rather perilous nine game ACC slate starting this weekend with #9 Louisville coming to Chapel Hill. This is just the second time UNC has meet the Cardinals in ACC play since the latter joined the league. Louisville beat UNC 7-4 during the ACC Tournament last season. The Cardinals are 36-9 overall and 14-7 in ACC play.
UNC Baseball Prepares For Tough Weekend Series
In what might be their toughest test so far this season, the Tar Heels welcome Louisville to Boshamer Stadium for a three game series starting Friday. The Cardinals come to Chapel Hill as the fifth-ranked team in the nation and a 33-9 overall record. Friday’s matchup will see Tar Heel ace Zac Gallen take on the ACC strikeout leader Brendan McKay.
Do Matt Harvey's Mets struggles prove Scott Boras right?
As Matt Harvey labored through 5.2 innings against a hapless Braves lineup on Tuesday night, you could almost feel a disappointed nod and head shake happening 3,000 miles away at Boras Corp. Eight months after the Mets, Matt Harvey and super agent Scott Boras engaged in a war of words and disagreement on how to handle Harvey's role in the 2015 pennant race, Boras' outlook on his client's innings looks prescient.
Heels, Pack face critical weekend ACC baseball series'
The next two weeks of Triangle college baseball may as well be the Louisville Invitational. North Carolina plays host to the Cardinals this weekend; N.C. State plays last year’s ACC regular-season champs next weekend in Kentucky. North Carolina’s pitching staff will have its hands full when the Cardinals come to Boshamer Stadium this weekend.