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With Tar Heels, it looks different for Brandon Riley around baseball diamond

Brandon Riley has been looking at baseball games differently from the past in his first two weeks as a college player. He has been a regular in the lineup for North Carolina, but as a designated hitter. “It’s different coming off the bench and hitting without being in the field. I’m starting to get used to it a little bit more,” he said. (Burlington Times News)

Big Inning Lifts No. 6 Carolina Baseball Past Winthrop

No. 6 North Carolina sent 12 men to the plate in an 8-run seventh to rally past Winthrop 11-6 Wednesday at Boshamer Stadium. Zack Gahagan had four hits and Eli Sutherland hit his first home run as a Tar Heel to lead Carolina to its fifth straight win. Hansen Butler, one of seven pitchers for UNC on the day, picked up his second victory of the season. (

From 76 wins to the World Series? New Mariner Chris Iannetta has seen it before

Besides learning how best to handle each of Seattle's pitchers, Chris Iannetta is focusing on reclaiming his approach at the plate after what he called a "miserable" start to last season. After a strong 2014 in which Iannetta hit .252 with a .373 on-base percentage, the 32-year-old saw his batting average dip to .188 and his OBP plummet to .293 last year. (

This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

Inside Carolina caught up with UNC head coach Mike Fox after the weekend sweep of Oklahoma State. The 5-1 start has the Diamond Heels ranked in the Top 10 as they host Winthrop on Wednesday, and their last non-conference weekend series against Fairfield. (Inside Carolina)

Dramatic start exceeds Diamond Heels' early-season expectations

UNC’s baseball season is off to the type of start that makes freshmen wonder what they’ve gotten themselves into. The Tar Heels came into the season unranked and knocked off then-No. 10 UCLA for a 2-1 series win to open the year. Then in its home-opening series, No. 20 UNC swept No. 13 Oklahoma State with three straight walk-off wins. (WRAL Sports Fan)

The Book of Eli: Sutherland Gives UNC Third Straight Walk-Off Win

For the third game in a row, the No. 10 UNC baseball team won in walk-off fashion against the No. 12 Oklahoma State Cowboys—as Eli Sutherland’s two-run single off reliever Trey Cobb handed the Tar Heels a thrilling 4-3 victory. Playing at second base in his first start of the season, Sutherland—the smallest player on UNC’s roster—came up huge when it mattered most. (

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager sets lofty expectations

Kyle Seager, at 28, is about to enter his sixth big-league season, and his current list of personal achievements is already impressive. He’s been an All-Star. He’s won a Gold Glove for defensive excellence. His financial future is secure after signing a seven-year contract extension a little over 14 months ago for a guaranteed $100 million. (The Spokesman-Review)

Tar Heels Riding High After Three Straight Walk-Offs

Not only did the Tar Heels take two out of three against the Bruins, not only did they sweep the Cowboys, but they won all three games of their home-opening series via walk-off. Three comebacks. Three dog piles. Three more pieces of evidence that this season’s UNC squad has the chance to be something special. (Baseball America)

Diamond Heels sweep No. 11 Oklahoma State with third consecutive walk-off win

Eli Sutherland's two-run single in the bottom of the ninth gave No. 10 North Carolina its third consecutive walk-off win as the Tar Heels rallied past No. 11 Oklahoma State 4-3 Sunday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. The victory capped Carolina's first sweep of a ranked opponent since taking three at No. 23 Virginia in 2012. (

Tar Heels Walk Off Again Vs. Cowboys

No team in the country has had as daunting a first two weeks as No. 20 North Carolina. The Tar Heels began with a cross-country trip to then-No. 10 UCLA, then came home to host No. 13 Oklahoma State—both early challenges, and both UNC series wins. Two weeks into the season, the young Tar Heels have made a clear statement: They are a force to be reckoned with. (Baseball America)

No. 10 UNC Rallies To Beat No. 11 OSU In Extra Innings

Brian Miller's bases loaded single in the bottom of the 10th inning gave No. 10 North Carolina a 6-5 victory over No. 11 Oklahoma State Saturday at Boshamer Stadium. Cody Roberts had three hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Tar Heels, who improved to 4-1 on the year with their second consecutive series win over a ranked opponent. (

North Carolina Wins Pitching Duel Between Zac Gallen and Thomas Hatch

No. 20 North Carolina took a 2-1 victory over No. 13 Oklahoma State on Friday. Junior righthanders Thomas Hatch (Oklahoma State) and Zac Gallen (UNC) went head to head, showing off promising stuff and command. Gallen entered the game coming off a strong Opening Day start at UCLA, in which his fastball touched 95 and he struck out 11 over 7 2/3 innings. (Baseball America)

Datres Drives No. 10 Tar Heels Past No. 11 Cowboys

Kyle Datres doubled in the winning run in his first career home game to lift No. 10 North Carolina to a 2-1 win over No. 11 Oklahoma State Friday at Boshamer Stadium. Datres' game-ender scored Brian Miller from second and made a winner of Hunter Williams, who worked 1.1 innings of scoreless relief. Zac Gallen allowed just three hits over seven and struck out nine. (

I'm A Tar Heel: Adam Pate

Tar Heel Fans, We are pumped that the season has finally started and as we play our first home series this weekend we encourage you to come out and support us this weekend and the entire season! Thank you for all you do for us as our fans and supporters! Be loud, cheer hard, and enjoy some Carolina baseball. - Adam Pate (

UNC Baseball Opens Boshamer Against Oklahoma State

UNC will play their first series at home in 2016 against Oklahoma State. The series starts at 3 p.m. on Friday, with reigning ACC Pitcher of the Week Zac Gallen taking the mound. Gallen allowed just four hits in 7.2 shutout innings, striking out 11 as the Tar Heels won their opening game of the season. (

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