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Andrew Carignan: ‘I’ve got a new arm. Let’s see how it goes’
Two years ago in early June, Andrew Carignan pitched in relief for the Oakland Athletics. He knew something was wrong with his right elbow after delivering a 2-2 fastball to Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers. Carignan needed Tommy John surgery, a ligament-reconstruction procedure. “I finally felt like I had gotten to where I needed to be,” said Carignan, 27. “And then it just got taken away from me.”
UNC pitching coach Scott Forbes rumored as candidate for ECU head coaching position
East Carolina has decided not to renew head baseball coach Billy Godwin’s contract after nine years with the program. The Pirates finished 33-26 this season and failed to make the NCAA tournament for the third consecutive season. ECU has not finished higher than third in their conference since 2009. Among the rumored candidates for the position are UNC pitching coach Scott Forbes.
Kyle Seager has 4 extra-base hits as Mariners rout Yanks
Kyle Seager was so locked in Monday night he had no idea Derek Jeter nearly caught his short fly down the left-field line on a carom until he was safe on third with a triple. Seager had another triple, a home run and a double in a rare feat not seen in more than 40 years. Seager became the first major leaguer to hit two triples and at least one homer and one double since Hal Breeden for Montreal in 1973.
Tar Heels pushed from postseason by Dirtbags
A roller-coaster postseason for North Carolina ended Monday afternoon in the NCAA Tournament’s Gainesville regional. With a mix of speed and power, Long Beach State finished UNC’s season with a 12-5 win over the Tar Heels at McKethan Stadium. The game, which started at 1 p.m. on Sunday, took more than 24 hours to complete due to a pair of rain delays.
Astros pitcher Alex White activated from disabled list, to remain with Class AAA Oklahoma City
The Astros activated one pitcher from the disabled list Saturday, although that’s a little misleading. Righty Alex White has thrown four scoreless rehab appearances in his first game for Class AAA Oklahoma City action since undergoing Tommy John surgery last April. He’s struck out three, walked none and worked around two hits in five innings.
Recurring Troubles Doom Tar Heels In NCAA Dirtbag Duel
The North Carolina baseball team saw its season come to an end Monday afternoon in a 12-5 loss to Long Beach State in the Gainesville regional. The Tar Heels finished 2014 with a 35-27 record. The Tar Heels’ season barely lasted into June as Carolina failed to reach the Super Regionals in the NCAA Tournament for just the second time since 2005.
Video: UNC-Long Beach State Highlights
View highlights from North Carolina's 12-5 season-ending loss to Long Beach State in the NCAA baseball tournament's Gainesville Regional on Monday.
NCAA Regional: LBSU 12 UNC 5
For only the second time since 2005, UNC fails to advance to the Super Regional. The Heels end the season at 35-27. By and large this was a young team that too often was a key play short of winning several close games. The margin of error simply wasn't there at times, especially on the defensive side. Looking towards next season here are UNC's key seniors and MLB draft-eligible juniors:
Tar Heels Fall To Long Beach, 12-5
North Carolina saw its season come to an end with a 12-5 loss to Long Beach State Monday at McKethan Stadium. Long Beach scored twice in the seventh after having two on with one out when the game was halted Sunday due to torrential rain and unplayable field conditions. Tom Zengel had three hits, while Skye Bolt and Tyler Ramirez had two RBIs apiece for UNC, who finished 2014 with a 35-27 record.
Resetting The Scene In Gainesville
After a very long Sunday at the ballpark, North Carolina and Long Beach State left late on Sunday night having decided nothing in an NCAA Tournament elimination game. The game, slated for a 1 p.m. start, was plagued by multiple rain delays totaling over six hours. When it was finally suspended Sunday evening, the Dirtbags held a 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh inning.
UNC-LBSU Suspended, Will Resume Monday At Noon
Game five of the 2014 NCAA Gainesville Regional between North Carolina and Long Beach State was halted due to rain with the Dirtbags leading 5-4 in the top of the seventh and will be resumed Monday at noon at McKethan Stadium. The two teams sat through over six hours of delays after the 1:05 start before the field was deemed unplayable.
Scary moment: UNC's Michael Russell hit in the head with a fastball
Michael Russell, a shortstop for North Carolina, was hit in the head with a pitch from Florida's Bobby Poyner in the second inning of an elimination game of the NCAA Tournament's Gainesville Regional on Saturday afternoon. It was not a pretty sight.
NCAA Regional: #3 UNC vs #2 Long Beach St.
UNC faces another potential season ending loss and gets a second crack at the Dirtbags of Long Beach State. UNC lost to LBSU 6-1 on Friday sending the Heels into the loser's bracket. The Tar Heels went on to knock off Florida 5-2 ending the Gators' season. LBSU fell to College of Charleston 6-3 in the winner's bracket game setting up today's win or go home contest.
Video: NCAAT UNC vs. Florida Highlights
Highlights from North Carolina's 5-2 win over No. 2 national seed Florida in the NCAA Tournament's Gainesville regional. UNC's win eliminated the Gators and ended their season.
Tar Heels Eliminate No. 2 Gators, 5-2
North Carolina scored all five of its runs in the third inning after a lengthy rain delay and the third-seeded Tar Heels held on to eliminate No. 2 national seed Florida 5-2 Saturday at McKethan Stadium. Alex Raburn, Tyler Ramirez, Adam Pate and Korey Dunbar all had run-scoring hits in the frame for Carolina, which will face the Long Beach State-College of Charleston loser in an elimination game Sunday at 1 p.m.