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Tar Heel baseball holds more desperate plight than Wolfpack
UNC’s baseball team continues to envision the chance to make something special of the season. “Everything is still in play for us,” coach Mike Fox said. “I try not to put too much pressure on them.” Some of that is bound to be evident beginning Thursday in Raleigh, where the Tar Heels embark on a three-game series against NC State to wrap up the ACC regular season.
No. 17 Diamond Heels Head To Raleigh To Close Regular Season
No. 17 North Carolina wraps up its regular season schedule this weekend with a three-game series at No. 13 NC State starting Thursday at 6 p.m. at Doak Field at Dail Park. The Tar Heels enter the season’s final regular season series tied for ninth in the ACC standings with Duke, but they are just one game back of Clemson and Wake Forest for sixth.
Kyle Seager enjoys remarkable turnaround after April malaise
Since April 27, Kyle Seager is 26 for 67 (.388 batting average) with eight doubles, two triples, four homers, 14 RBIs and six walks. He's recorded a hit in 17 of his past 21 games. During that stretch, he's tied for first in the American League in extra-base hits (16), is second in OPS (1.136), third in slugging (.734) and tied for third in doubles (eight).
UNC Baseball Facing “Do-or-Die” Scenario Against NC State
It all comes down to this for the UNC baseball team. Three games in Raleigh against its fiercest rival—the No. 13 NC State Wolfpack—with its season on the line. Currently sitting ninth in the tight ACC standings—tied with Duke and just one game ahead in the win column over Boston College and Notre Dame—the Tar Heels find themselves in a bit of a tricky position, able to finish anywhere between fifth and 13th.
Avent, Pack ready for year-end rivalry series
NC State enters the final weekend of the regular season having lost six of its last seven baseball games. But ahead of the home finale against North Carolina (33-19, 12-15 ACC), the No. 19 Wolfpack (32-17, 13-12) feels it has continued to play strong baseball despite the recent record.
Photos: UNC coaches attend Colin Moran's MLB debut
UNC baseball head coach Mike Fox, associate head coach Scott Forbes, and assistant coach Scott Jackson were on-hand
for Colin Moran's Major League Baseball debut on Tuesday night
. Former UNC pitcher Chris Munnelly was also among those in attendance
Baseball Postseason Implications in Play for UNC-NCSU
Standing between UNC and postseason tournament play is rival N.C. State. The Tar Heels (33-19, 12-15 ACC) enter their final regular season series tied for ninth place in the ACC standings with Duke. The top 10 teams in the league standings earn invitations to the ACC Baseball Championship next week at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
UNC baseball 'Bench Mob' goes viral with dugout antics
UNC baseball is usually in the running for an ACC title and a top NCAA seed this time of year, but this season has been a bit different as the diamond Heels are desperately trying to scrape into the postseason. As Monday night showed, they're not exactly overcome with the stress of the situation.
Colin Moran enjoying promotion to Astros
Moran, a left-handed hitting third baseman, hit .288 with a .747 OPS in 136 plate appearances with Fresno. He was the sixth overall pick in 2013 and was part of the Jarred Cosart trade with the Marlins that also brought the Astros Jake Marisnick and Francis Martes. “Still just trying to soak it in,” said Moran, the nephew of former big leagues Rick and B.J. Surhoff.
Colin Moran to the show: Iona Prep product joins Astros
When the Astros acquired Colin Moran in a trade two years ago, the former Iona Prep star immediately became their presumptive third baseman of the future. That future began Tuesday night in Chicago when Moran joined Houston for its series opener with the first-place White Sox.
This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox
Inside Carolina caught up with North Carolina head baseball coach Mike Fox following UNC's weekend series victory against Notre Dame. The Tar Heels (33-19, 12-15 ACC) close their regular season with a crucial Thursday-Friday-Saturday series at N.C. State to determine their postseason outlook.
Mike Fox, Elliot Avent joke about snake bite
Mike Fox's Tar Heels will get an "ornery," Wolfpack team in this weekend's regular season finale -- NC State hosts UNC after suffering its first three-game sweep of the season. Fox jokes that leader of the Pack Elliot Avent is also ornery. But Fox agrees that he'd be that way, too, if he'd been bitten by a poisonous snake and unable to make the trip to Louisville.
Carolina 8-1, series win brings vital byproduct in final week
UNC's 8-1 series finale win against Notre Dame was just what the Tar Heels needed heading into the last weekend of the regular season. "Everything's still in play for us -- an ACC Tournament title, the NCAA bid, winning a Regional," Mike Fox said he told his team in his standard pregame email. "It's all still in play. I just reminded them, we have to win."
Astros call up third-base prospect Colin Moran from AAA
The Astros are calling up their second prospect from Class AAA Fresno in as many days. Colin Moran will join the team Tuesday in Chicago ahead of its series opener against the White Sox, a source confirmed. Peter Gammons first reported the news Tuesday morning. The Astros have yet to announce the move.
Video: UNC vs. Notre Dame Baseball Highlights
No. 20 UNC scored 7 runs in the second inning and never looked back, beating Notre Dame, 8-1. Tyler Ramirez made a spectacular diving catch in center field and Kyle Datres pitched in on offense with three hits including a home run.