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Three Tar Heels Earn All-ACC Baseball Honors
Junior center fielder Tyler Ramirez and sophomore pitcher J.B. Bukauskas were named to the All-ACC second team, announced Monday. Junior pitcher Zac Gallen was a third-team selection for UNC. Ramirez had his finest season as a Tar Heel in 2016, leading the team in home runs, walks, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.
Logan Warmoth Named ACC Baseball Player Of The Week
North Carolina sophomore shortstop Logan Warmoth is the final ACC Baseball Player of the Week for the 2016 season, while Boston College junior Justin Dunn earned Pitcher of the Week accolades. Warmoth posted a .563/.650/.813 slash line last week as UNC posted a 2-2 record versus ACC opponents Notre Dame and No. 13 NC State.
This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox
Inside Carolina talks with head coach Mike Fox after the UNC baseball team lost its series to NC State and did not qualify for the ACC Tournament. The Diamond Heels are practicing and scrimmaging before hearing their NCAA Tournament fate next Monday.
UNC baseball might flip-flop NCAA selection process
North Carolina, a blue blood in baseball similar to basketball, didn’t earn one of the 10 berths to enter the ACC Baseball Tournament, yet the Tar Heels seem more than worthy of an at-large berth into the 64-team NCAA field. Their credentials: a 34-21 overall record worth top 20 RPI ranking despite a losing record in conference play (13-17).
The Bright Side: Reeling Matt Harvey Is in Hall of Fame Company
What does Matt Harvey have in common with Bob Gibson, Whitey Ford, Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, Gred Maddux and a host of other all-time great pitchers? They all got off to terrible starts in at least one season. Harvey, who was rocked for nine runs (six earned) in 2 2/3 innings on Thursday against the Nationals, has a 5.77 ERA through his first nine starts of 2016.
Rob Wooten re-signs with Braves
Not three weeks after being released by the Atlanta Braves, relief pitcher Rob Wooten has re-signed with the team, the 30-year-old right-hander announced on Saturday. A 13th-round selection of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 out of UNC, Wooten worked his way up the Brewers system over five seasons, making his major league debut in 2013.
North Carolina Misses ACC Baseball Tournament
UNC entered Saturday’s rubber match against N.C. State controlling its own destiny. Win, and you get to play in the ACC Tournament. One squandered opportunity later, the Diamond Heels' season may be over. “It’s not nice being in this position” said head coach Mike Fox after the game. “But it is what it is and we’ll see what happens.”
No. 17 UNC Baseball Drops Series Finale, 10-1
Preston Palmeiro hit his second two-run homer in as many days and No. 13 North Carolina State scored a 10-1 series-deciding win over No. 17 North Carolina Saturday afternoon at Doak Field. Palmeiro was one of four Wolfpack hitters with two hits on the day, while Adam Pate led the Carolina attack with three knocks.
UNC Baseball Lights Up NC State 16-4, Moves Toward Postseason Berth
With their season hanging in the balance, the UNC baseball team played lights out Friday night at Doak Field in Raleigh. Literally. A stadium power outage in the middle of the sixth inning delayed the game for 17 minutes–with the Tar Heels ahead 8-2–before their 16-4 blowout of the No. 13 NC State Wolfpack was finally completed.
Diamond Heels Blow Out NC State, 16-4
No. 17 North Carolina produced its biggest offensive output against North Carolina State in 15 years as the Tar Heels pounded the No. 13 Wolfpack 16-4 Friday night at Doak Field. Kyle Datres had a career-high four hits and Logan Warmoth matched a career-best with four RBIs for UNC, which improved to 34-20 and 13-16 in the ACC.
Video: UNC Beats NC State 16-4 - Highlights
The Tar Heels were clicking on all cylinders as they handily took game 2 against the Wolfpack, 16-4. UNC got 18 hits led by Logan Warmoth and Tyler Ramirez who combined for 5 hits and 7 RBI. UNC needs a win Saturday to qualify for the ACC Tournament.
How did we get here with Mets’ Matt Harvey?
If the Mets could do it all over again, knowing what they know now, after seeing Matt Harvey utterly come apart this season, would they have chosen to shut him down early last September? Or is that merely a smokescreen, an alibi born of convenience, a way of covering for a pitcher unable to fend for himself?
Tar Heels Fail to Convert Early
Despite chasing N.C. State starting pitcher Cory Wilder in the first inning, North Carolina failed to generate enough offense in dropping its series opener, 6-4, at Doak Field on Thursday. “We had a chance to be ahead more than 2-0,” head coach Mike Fox said after the loss. “I think it would have put a lot of pressure on them."
Bryce Harper may be baseball’s next great star, but he still can’t hit Matt Harvey
Matt Harvey has had a rocky start to the season. Luckily for the Dark Knight, he can always count on one man to help break him out of a slump, reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper. Harvey has repeatedly had the three-time All-Star's number. Harper is hitless in 20 career at-bats against the Mets pitcher, striking out seven times.
No. 17 Carolina Baseball Falls At No. 13 NCSU, 6-4
Joe Dunand and Brock Deatherage had back-to-back run-scoring doubles in a three-run sixth to lift No. 13 NC State to a 6-4 win over No. 17 UNC Thursday at Doak Field. Logan Warmoth tied a career-high with four hits for the Tar Heels, who grabbed an early two-run lead but left the tying runs on base in the ninth in falling to 33-20 and 12-16 in the ACC.