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Matt Harvey strikes Jason Heyward out with 100 mph heater
New York Mets starter Matt Harvey can bring it. In the first inning against the Braves on Tuesday, he threw 10 pitches, all of them four-seam fastballs. The last of these, to strike out Braves right fielder Jason Heyward, clocked...

Thornton, Tar Heels Close Out Tigers
With their national title hopes on the brink and their regular starting rotation sputtering in the postseason, the Tar Heels turned to Trent Thornton, usually their closer, to make the start against Louisiana State. Making his first appearance on the...

Trent Thornton pitches UNC past Tigers
The Tar Heels beat LSU 4-2, keeping their season alive and not changing their record of being the only team in the nation to not suffer back-to-back loses all season. "It goes to show the whole team doesn't want to...

NC State falls to UCLA 2-1, will meet UNC again at CWS
The stakes have been high for North Carolina and N.C. State in their past two meetings – the first in the ACC tournament last month and the most recent one this week in the College World Series. Now the Tar...

Tar Heels’ Thornton keeps his cool
Trent Thornton of North Carolina awoke Tuesday morning with a swarm of butterflies in his stomach. Thornton settled down once he reached the stadium and tried to treat the game like any other, and the strategy worked. He pitched into...

Backs to the wall, Tar Heels come through yet again
No. 1 UNC bounced back from Sunday’s pounding by rival N.C. State with a 4-2 win over No. 4 LSU Tuesday to stay alive in the College World Series. The Tar Heels remained the only team in the country without...

UNC’s Moran, Bolt break out of hitting slumps
The victory over LSU extended UNC’s season at least another game. It also provided hope that maybe junior third baseman Colin Moran and freshman right fielder Skye Bolt are closer to breaking out of slumps that couldn’t have come at...

Matt Harvey gets win after taking another no-hit bid deep into game
Matt Harvey fell short of history in the Mets' 4-3 win over the Braves Tuesday. For the third time this season, the Mets' rising ace took a no-hitter deep into a game, this one undone by a meek hit by...

CWS: Thornton pitches UNC past LSU
Most teams don't feel overly comfortable playing with their backs against the wall, but North Carolina is the exception. The Tar Heels seem to savor it. Despite the setback in the opener in Omaha, the Tar Heels once again showed...

Thornton starts game, eliminates the Tigers
For any problem, all postseason long, freshman closer Trent Thornton has been the solution. He’s been North Carolina’s easy fix, the stopgap, the door slammer. On Tuesday, he was exactly what the Tar Heels needed yet again. He was their...

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