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No. 8 UNC Baseball Tops ECU, 6-2

Brandon Riley matched a career high with four RBIs and hit his first home run of the year as No. 8 North Carolina beat No. 19 East Carolina 6-2 Wednesday evening at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Rodney Hutchison Jr. and Josh Hiatt combined for six shutout innings of relief for the Tar Heels, who won their third straight in the series. (

UNC Baseball: No. 8 Tar Heels Visit No. 19 East Carolina Wednesday

No. 8 North Carolina concludes its first road trip of the season Wednesday when the Tar Heels visit in-state foe No. 19 East Carolina at Clark-LeClair Stadium at 6:30 p.m. Carolina is 15-5 on the year following a 3-1 week that featured a midweek victory over Maryland and a series win at Georgia Tech. (

UNC baseball wins first two conference series over Spring Break

The No. 13 North Carolina baseball team was victorious in five of seven games, including four conference wins, during a nine-day span over Spring Break. The Tar Heels (15-5, 4-2 ACC) won two of three in a home series versus No. 15 Virginia, routed Maryland, and then won two of three games in a road series against Georgia Tech. (Daily Tar Heel)

Mets See Encouraging Signs in Matt Harvey’s Latest Start

Before Monday’s spring training game against the Detroit Tigers, the Mets gave starter Matt Harvey two goals: Maintain a consistent delivery and show improved command. The team understands that Harvey’s velocity may take time to return, but they wanted to see progress from him in other key areas. (New York Times)

UNC pitcher J.B. Bukauskas taken fourth overall in Baseball America mock draft

If we could just take a short break from basketball (I know, I know), we can take a moment to acknowledge that the Diamond Heels have one of the best MLB Draft prospects in college baseball. Friday night starter J.B. Bukauskas has been considered an elite talent for awhile now, but Baseball America confirms it by making him the fourth overall pick in their 2017 mock draft. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels Move Up to No. 10 in D1Baseball Top 25

Holding a 15-5 record–4-2 in the ACC–through their first 20 games, the Tar Heels earned themselves the No. 10 spot in the most recent Top 25. Led by dominant pitching that has produced a 2.22 team ERA–and an offense just 13 home runs shy of last year’s season total–UNC appears to have staying power atop the ACC Coastal Division. (

This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

Inside Carolina caught up with coach Mike Fox after UNC returned from its series win at Georgia Tech. The Diamond Heels (15-5; 4-2 ACC) are at ECU on Tuesday before hosting Miami this weekend. "Our pitching all weekend was sensational. Brett Daniels had his coming out party for this year in terms of his best performance and we certainly needed that." (Inside Carolina)

No. 9 UNC Baseball Rallies To Take Series Against Georgia Tech

No. 9 North Carolina scored seven unanswered runs to storm back from a 4-0 deficit and secure a 7-4 win over Georgia Tech Sunday at Russ Chandler Stadium. Brett Daniels struck out a career-high nine batters in 4.1 scoreless innings of relief to get the victory. North Carolina concludes its four-game road trip Wednesday when the Tar Heels visit East Carolina. (

Angels reliever Mike Morin is learning not to dwell on setbacks

Angels reliever Mike Morin is 25. Over the last three seasons, he has appeared in 167 major league games. Most of his appearances have gone well. Some have not. The ones that don’t go well stick with him more than most, and he realized over the off-season that to be successful he needs to get past the setbacks quicker. (Los Angeles Times)

No. 9 UNC Baseball Falls In Extra Innings to Georgia Tech

Kel Johnson's two-run homer in the 12th lifted Georgia Tech to a 4-2 win over No. 9 North Carolina Saturday at Russ Chandler Stadium. Johnson's game winner broke a 2-2 deadlock that lasted for six innings after Tyler Lynn's solo shot tied it in the sixth. Luca Dalatri was outstanding again for UNC, allowing just one earned run on five hits over eight innings. (

No. 9 Diamond Heels Hold On For 6-5 Road Win Over Georgia Tech

J.B. Bukauskas struck out a career-high 14 batters and Josh Hiatt stranded the tying run on second for his sixth save of the year as No. 9 North Carolina outlasted Georgia Tech 6-5 Friday night at Russ Chandler Stadium. Logan Warmoth's titanic solo homer in the ninth proved to be the winning run on a night when the teams combined for five long balls. (

New dad Jacob Stallings returns to Pirates camp

Catcher Jacob Stallings looked a little relieved when he returned to Pirates camp Thursday morning after a whirlwind trip to Nashville to support his wife, Amy Beth, and see their baby boy, Emmitt Campbell Stallings, born Sunday. Stallings said was good to get his legs back under him at camp, but it was “a little weird” to be away from his family. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Why Mets' Matt Harvey isn't worried about spring training results

The Matt Harvey of old was a flamethrower who unrelentingly attacked the strike zone, unafraid to challenge hitters or blow them away. That's the Dark Knight, right? The Matt Harvey of now, the one who is working his way back from his second major surgery in four years, isn't exactly blowing guys away. But relax, it's just spring training. He's not looking to do that in the Grapefruit League. (

No. 9 UNC Baseball Opens Road Schedule At Georgia Tech

No. 9 North Carolina plays its first games of 2017 away from Chapel Hill when the Tar Heels visit Georgia Tech Friday for the first of three at Russ Chandler Stadium. UNC is 13-4 after a 9-2 win over Maryland on Tuesday and 2-1 in league play thanks to a series win over Virginia last weekend. Georgia Tech beat Oklahoma on Tuesday to improve to 11-4. (

No. 9 UNC Baseball Rolls Past Maryland, 9-2

Tyler Baum, Austin Bergner, Rodney Hutchison Jr. and Cole Aker combined for a one-hitter as No. 9 UNC capped a 17-game homestand with a 9-2 win over Maryland Tuesday. Ashton McGee clubbed his first career home run and drove in four runs on a day when all nine Tar Heel starters registered a hit. UNC jumped on Maryland for four runs in the first two innings. (

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