Complete coverage of North Carolina Baseball.
Chris Munnelly ready to embark on pro career
Chris Munnelly said he’s got nothing to lose by shooting for the stars. Munnelly — a former Forsyth Country Day pitcher from Lewisville — signed with the Houston Astros last week after a standout college career at North Carolina. Munnelly, who wasn’t picked in last month’s Major League Baseball draft, is relishing the chance to continue his baseball career.
Kyle Seager’s 2-run homer in 10th keeps Mariners hot
Kyle Seager loves playing at Texas. Not so much for the rest of the Seattle Mariners. This time, everyone is having a nice time in the Lone Star State. Seager hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, and the Mariners won consecutive games at Rangers Ballpark for the first time in more than a year with a 4-2 victory on Wednesday night.
Brian Moran named to Triple A all-star game
Moran, 24, earned his first All-Star selection in his second season with the Rainiers. The left-hander leads Tacoma’s relief staff with a 2.41 ERA (11ERx41.0IP), 41.0 innings pitched and 58 strikeouts through the first 30 appearances of his 2013 campaign.
Astros reach deal with third-round pick Kent Emanuel
The Houston Astros have reached an agreement with third-round pick Kent Emanuel, a left-handed pitcher from North Carolina, for $747,700, a source confirmed for MLB.com. The deal is pending a physical. Emanuel went 11-5 with a 3.14 ERA and five complete games en route to being named ACC Pitcher of the Year and helping the Tar Heels to the College World Series.
Nashville Sounds Pitcher Rob Wooten named to Pacific Coast League All-Star Team
Nashville Pitcher Rob Wooten has been named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team and will represent the Sounds on the 30-man squad that takes on the International League stars in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 17th at Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nevada.
Andrew Miller standing tall for Red Sox
As notable as that play was, the real attention-grabber this season for Miller has been his exemplary work on the mound. His 1.46 ERA in 11 June appearances was the lowest among all Red Sox pitchers in the month, one in which he has remained a constant while the fortunes of some other Boston relievers have risen and fallen.
Postseason Chat With Mike Fox
"Our biggest accomplishment of course was getting back to the College World Series, which was our players’ biggest goals and I am so glad this team was able to experience that. They worked so hard all year long and they were rewarded for it and that was always good to see. This team was such a pleasure to coach and work with every day."
Carolina Baseball Summer Placements Set
With the regular season coming to an end 18 members of the North Carolina baseball team will now head to wood bat summer leagues. Freshman outfielder Skye Bolt made the 24-man roster for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and will head to Japan later this week. Five Tar Heels have made their way to Cape Cod for the Cape Cod League, while five other players will take part in the Coastal Plain League.
Daniel Bard: A Cautionary Tale
Following spring training this past March, Bard was sent to Double-A. The Red Sox said they wanted him to realize that he wasn't a few good appearances away from returning to Boston. He had real issues to overcome. Whether he realized that or not is irrelevant. Bard did not improve.
GoHeels Weekly Primer
The Tar Heels posted another fine finish in the Directors' Cup, awarded the Patterson Medals and more in another big week in Carolina athletics. Don't miss any of the action by recapping with the GoHeels Weekly Primer.
Colin Moran: Following a baseball dream
Likely on the verge of signing a multimillion-dollar deal, expect nothing to change for Colin Moran. Consider that Moran’s only purchase since the Miami Marlins drafted him sixth overall on June 6 was a pair of sunglasses bought with his parents’ money. So to know him is to know his intentions for each of those seven figures: nothing.
Dustin Ackley sprains thumb during second start in outfield
The Mariners' ongoing struggle with injuries took a turn for the worse on Saturday, when recent callup Dustin Ackley sprained his left thumb while trying to dive for a ball in center field. Ackley recently transitioned from second base to the outfield and started just his second game in center.
Skye Bolt makes 24-player Team USA roster
N.C. State’s Carlos Rodon and Trea Turner were named to the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. They are two of five players on the 24-man roster that was finalized Sunday that will be making a repeat appearance on the team. Joining them will be UNC outfielder Skye Bolt. Bolt played in just 54 games for the Tar Heels during the year, but hit .321 with six home runs and 51 RBI in that time.
Matt Harvey proves he should start All-Star Game at Citi Field
By this time last year, R.A. Dickey looked like a lock to start the All-Star Game for the National League, so you never know. But there is no knuckleball to scare off a nervous manager this time, so even after a torch job by the bullpen cost Matt Harvey a win Friday night, surely by now you can book him for the night of July 16.
Weekend Watch: June 28-30
After spending some time in AAA Tacoma, Dustin Ackley is back with the Mariners - this time in the outfield. Cody Stubbs signed with the Kansas City Royals, but before reporting to Idaho Falls, he spent some time in Cherokee. Also signing this week was Hobbs Johnson, who will report to Montana for the Milwaukee Brewers.