Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Baseball.
Rotation Set for Gainesville
Sophomore ace Trent Thornton will start UNC’s opening NCAA Tournament game against Long Beach State on Friday afternoon, head coach Mike Fox announced on Wednesday. Thornton (7-3, 2.24 ERA) has been UNC’s Friday night option all season long, but turned in his worst appearance of the season on Saturday against Maryland.
Tough Competition Awaits Tar Heels in Gainesville
The North Carolina baseball team, 34-25 on the season, will open up NCAA Tournament play Friday at 1 p.m. as the third-seeded team in the Gainesville Regional and will be joined by host and No. 1 seed Florida, No. 2 seed Long Beach State, and No. 4 seed College of Charleston.
It's Official: UNC Didn't Win an ACC Title in 2013-14
If you are keeping score at home this year marks the first time in UNC's ACC membership a team didn't win at least one ACC championship. UNC last chance to snag a title dissipated Friday night in Greensboro when the Tar Heel baseball team was officially eliminated from ACC Championship contention via a 3-2 loss to Virginia.
Colin Moran: A top prospect from a baseball family
During his three years at the University of North Carolina, the same school his uncle and brother attended, Moran proved he was already an advanced hitter. Because of his pure hitting ability, the Marlins chose him with their 2013 first round pick, the sixth overall selection in the draft.
Video: Walt Weiss Interview
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss joins Jim Rome to discuss going from coaching high school baseball to managing the Rockies, his thoughts on Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado, and much more.
Tar Heels headed to Gainesville Regional
For his first three years at North Carolina, Parks Jordan’s only concern when he watched the NCAA Tournament selection show was which national seed the Tar Heels would receive. The senior has an entirely different experience on Monday. With an RPI of 42 and its most losses since 2001, UNC wasn’t even a lock to make the 64-team field.
NCAA Gainesville Regional Preview
Monday brought the announcement of the NCAA Championship field of 64 and, with it, the news that Carolina would be traveling to the NCAA Gainesville Regional. Here's a quick look at the three teams the Tar Heels will face this weekend. No. 1 Florida is the No. 2 national seed after winning the SEC regular season title by two games and advancing to the conference tournament final.
Tar Heels Headed To NCAA Gainesville Regional
For the 13th consecutive year, North Carolina will have a chance to play for a spot in the College World Series. The Tar Heels earned an at-large bid and will be the No. 3 seed in the 2014 NCAA Gainesville Regional. UNC will open the event against second-seeded Long Beach State Friday at 1 p.m., with host Florida and CAA champion College of Charleston rounding out the four-team field.
Levi Michael starting to look like a prospect for Twins
This season he's finally looking like a prospect. He's now in his age-23 season, and he's still in Fort Myers, but we're 30 games into the season and he's batting .322/.379/.432. His walk rates are down, but the strikeout rates have been nearly cut in half since last season, and when you're hitting .322 it's not a requirement to walk more than 9.8% of the time.
UNC baseball executes with runners on base against Maryland
What a difference a day makes. Friday night the North Carolina baseball team was given multiple opportunities to score and couldn't get the hits they needed against the Virginia Cavaliers, losing 3-2. Less than 24 hours later, the Tar Heels couldn't stop scoring, putting up 13 runs in their final ACC game against the Maryland Terrapins in a 13-7 win at NewBridge Bank Park.
UNC-Maryland: Mike Fox Postgame Quotes
"We’re ecstatic to have won that ball game. It wasn’t easy. Maryland is just playing so well. We knew the game wasn’t over. You have to give them a lot of credit for coming back and the resiliency of our team for coming back. It’s pretty deflating, obviously, to lose that kind of lead, but I’m proud of our guys for coming back and winning. It was obviously a big win for us."
Tar Heels' Bats Come Alive
North Carolina’s offense tied their highest run total of the season and scored six in the eighth inning to break a 7-7 tie and defeat a red-hot Maryland team in the ACC Tournament on Saturday. Maryland had very little to play for having already locked up their spot in the ACC Championship game on Sunday. UNC, on the other hand, needed a win to improve its postseason chances.
ACC Tournament: UNC 13 Maryland 7
In what was a totally meaningless game for Maryland, UNC jumped out to a 7-2 lead before surrendering five runs in the seventh. The Heels bounced back to score six runs in the 8th to take their final game of ACC Tournament pool play 13-7. UNC finishes the ACC Tournament 1-2 in pool play with losses to Virginia and Florida State.
Turner's Take: Bouncing Back
It could have been disastrous. Carolina led Maryland 7-2 when the seventh inning began and looked to hand a loss to one of the two teams qualified for the ACC Tournament title game. Then, all of a sudden, the Terrapins took advantage of their own timely hitting and some Tar Heel fielding miscues to knot the score.
Tar Heels Beat Terps In Slugfest, 13-7
North Carolina scored six times in the eighth to break a 7-7 tie and beat Maryland 13-7 Saturday evening in the final game of pool play at the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship. The Tar Heels, who had 15 hits against five Maryland pitchers and matched a season high with 13 runs, will now await their NCAA tournament fate after finishing 34-25 with a third win of the season against the Terrapins.