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Benton Moss Earns First-Team Academic All-America Honors
Recent North Carolina graduate Benton Moss has been named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Baseball team, which recognizes both academic and athletic achievement and was announced on Thursday. Moss, a right-handed pitcher from Enfield, N.C., is the first player in UNC baseball history to earn first-team Academic All-America honors.
Summer Ball Dispatches: Brian Miller
Each June, Carolina baseball players leave Chapel Hill and spread out across the country to play in summer leagues. Throughout this summer, the Tar Heels will keep fans updated on their summer adventures though the Summer Ball Dispatches series. Rising sophomore Brian Miller gets it started with his update from Holly Springs.
Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager saves toddler from foul ball
In the second inning, Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager tracked a ball in foul territory and came up with an impressive snag over the wall to end the inning. But upon further review, the Gold Glover not only secured the final out, he also secured the safety of a young fan innocently looking on — binky and all. Things could have gone much worse for the pint-sized fan had Seager not gloved the ball.
Adam Warren rewarded with starting role
Right-hander Adam Warren’s performance over the past month dictated that he stay in the New York Yankees' starting rotation. Yankees manager Joe Girardi made the move official Monday during his pregame media session at Safeco Field. He said it was more a reward for Warren, who went 2-3 with a 3.41 ERA in six May starts.
Video: Daily Show host, Mets fan Jon Stewart interviews Matt Harvey
For five minutes on Thursday, Jon Stewart was like a kid in a candy store – and not just because Donald Trump is threatening to run for president again. The Daily Show host continued his farewell tour by booking Matt Harvey, one of baseball's best young pitchers and a key player in the New York Mets' 2015 revival, as a guest on his show.
Angels catcher Chris Iannetta takes a big cut at the blues
When the ball cleared the fence Thursday night at Angel Stadium, just to the left of the 390-foot mark in left-center field, it wasn't exactly a Michael Jordan "HE'S BACK!" moment. Except, perhaps, somewhere deep in Chris Iannetta's inner turmoil, it felt like one. It was a grand slam, a nice exclamation point to a night when the impotent Angels offense had broken through.
UNC Baseball: Looking Forward
With the disappointing 2015 season behind us, Carolina baseball will look to regroup in the next few weeks around and after the draft. Some players will definitely be gone and others will be moved around as recruits come in. Carolina will once again have the talent of a team that hosts a regional but its up to the players and coaches to realize and utilize it.
North Carolina baseball closes book on tough season
With these things in mind, Fox began to look ahead to 2016 as soon as he heard the committee’s decision. For him, 2015 had come and gone. “We just turned the page. My assistants are in Colorado already recruiting,” Fox said. “The door is closed so to speak on this season. All we can do is move forward — go back to work.”
Diamond Heels players develop special relationship with Hodgkins lymphoma patient
Nearly a year ago, thirteen-year-old Liam Canard, of Raleigh, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although his fight against the disease goes on today, he has already won by continuing to do what he loves. During those initial days of treatment last June, Liam received a much-needed lift in the form of an unexpected visit from former Carolina baseball player Chase Jones and 2015 Tar Heel pitchers Benton Moss, Chris McCue, and Zach Rice.
UNC Baseball Season in Review
Coming into the baseball season, there were high expectations for the UNC baseball team. The team was considered a top 20 squad and some saw the Tar Heels as a top 5 squad. Many thought that this time of year would be time for yet another Chapel Hill regional in the NCAA tournament. However, the Heels fell short of those goals and failed to make the NCAA field.
The life is back in Matt Harvey’s fastball
The pitches came in at 96 MPH, but as Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen observed, “There’s 96. And then there’s 96. There’s a 96 with life at the end.” And Matt Harvey’s pitches during a bullpen session before his last outing lacked that life. Manager Terry Collins speculated the righthander, who is returning from Tommy John surgery, had a “dead arm.” Hey, it happens.
Kyle Seager saves Mariners, 7-6, in 10 innings
Kyle Seager wasn’t going to let his team lose to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. He had pulled the Mariners out of the doldrums of a one-run deficit with a stunning eighth-inning grand slam — the team’s first since September 2013 — to give them a three-run lead. And after watching closer Fernando Rodney and all-star second baseman Robinson Cano turn the ninth inning into a fiasco, somehow blowing that three-run lead, Seager rescued them again in the 10th.
Adam Warren shows Yankees he belongs in starting rotation for good
Adam Warren is probably the Yankees’ best reliever this side of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller, potentially a weapon to add needed bullpen depth that could be crucial for this team in a pennant race. But right now he’s making a case that taking him out of the starting rotation would be a mistake. The way Warren is pitching lately it’s an easy call.
Heels left out of NCAA Tournament
North Carolina’s streak of 13 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, which included six trips to the College World Series, came to an end on Monday. The Tar Heels (34-24; 13-16 ACC) were one of the first four teams left out of the NCAA Tournament a year removed from being one of the final four teams in.
Tar Heels left out of NCAA Baseball Tournament
For the first time since 2001, North Carolina was left out of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Tar Heels were a bubble team heading into selection Monday. "It gets to a point where we have to decide who was the best team and we felt like the best teams were in," said Dave Heeke, the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee Chair. UCLA is the No. 1 overall seed.