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Tar Heels Lead Rox to Another Dramatic Win

Time and time again, the Rox have answered the call with the pressure on. In the bottom of the 8th inning, they were tied 3-3 with the Huskies. Michael Busch (UNC) stepped up and put a ball through the infield to bring in the game-winning run. Not long after that, his teammate in Chapel Hill Brendan Illies delivered the knockout punch with an emphatic two-run home run. (Northwoods League)

Diamond Heels’ Coastal Plain League Recap

Four Diamond Heels are spending the summer participating in the Coastal Plain League, with three of the four playing in North Carolina. Here is a recap of where each is spending his summer: Ike Freeman - High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms (NC); Jake Holtzapple, Josh Ladowski - Wilson Tobs (NC); Utah Jones - Savannah Bananas (GA); Let’s dive into the stats. (Tar Heel Blog)

Looking in on UNC alumni in Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball’s July 31st trade deadline is fast approaching, and once it’s over, fans can expect playoff races to pick up in earnest. With UNC having a large alumni base in the major leagues, let’s take a look at how their seasons are going, and if we will have a chance to watch any in October. (Tar Heel Blog)

Matt Harvey visits Long Island Little Leaguers

Rockville Centre Little Leaguers had the chance to get some pointers from one of New York’s premier athletes before competing in Williamsport when Mets pitcher Matt Harvey showed up to Hickey Field last month. Steve Napolitano, manager of the league’s 12-year-old team, who is a friend of Harvey, arranged for the former All-Star to visit the squad’s practice. (Long Island Herald)

Adam Warren better than ever back in Yankees bullpen

Upon reuniting with the New York Yankees, Adam Warren transformed back into his old self. He pitched 29 games for the Yankees in 2016, recording a 3.26 ERA while topping almost all of his other numbers from the first half. A change of scenery — or rather, a return to an old one — and Warren was suddenly fixed. In 2017, he’s different again. This time for the better. (FanRag Sports)

UNC Baseball: Down the stretch in the Cape Cod League

The All-Star Game for the Cape Cod League was this past Saturday. Only Tyler Baum got an invitation from the Diamond Heels, pitching for the East He gave up an earned run and two hits in his one inning of work, but did have a strikeout, and was part of the East’s win over the West. On to the updated stats for other Tar Heels in the summer league. (Tar Heel Blog)

Spring sports at UNC experience crushing defeats

Every team has those losses its players and fans would rather not talk about. This spring, there were two more losses to add to that running list. And since time heals all wounds, it’s time to take another look at these defeats from May and June. The North Carolina women’s lacrosse program has been a long-standing model of consistency and success. (Daily Tar Heel)

Astros' Colin Moran set for surgery later this week

Colin Moran will undergo surgery later this week to repair a fractured cheekbone (send him a get-well card). Astros manager A.J. Hinch previously hinted that Moran, who was hospitalized after fouling a ball off his face over the weekend, would likely need to undergo a procedure to address the broken bone. The Astros should release a recovery timetable for Moran once the surgery is completed. (CBS Sports)

Astros' Colin Moran discharged from hospital Monday

Colin Moran was released from the hospital Monday and will head back to Houston soon, Brian McTaggart of reports. This is good news, as Moran was carted off the field after he took a foul ball off the face the day before. The Astros haven't formally announced whether Moran will need surgery to repair the facial fractures. (CBS Sports)

Astros' Colin Moran suffers facial fracture, concussion after foul ball off face

Houston Astros third baseman Colin Moran has been diagnosed with a concussion and facial fracture. Moran, who was placed on the disabled list, will be meeting with doctors over the the next few days to determine if surgery is necessary. The 24-year-old was injured Saturday against the Baltimore Orioleswhen his own foul ball deflected off his bat and into his face. (USA Today)

Astros' Colin Moran hospitalized after fouling pitch off face

Only one day after being called up to the Houston Astros, third baseman Colin Moran was carted off the field against the Baltimore Orioles in the top of the sixth inning in what was a scary moment for everyone inside Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Moran fouled off a delivery from O's right-hander Darren O’Day, but the ball ricocheted backwards into Moran’s own face. (USA Today)

Astros' Colin Moran carted off after fouling ball off his face

Astros third baseman Colin Moran required the assistance of a cart to leave the field after fouling a ball off his face in the sixth inning of Saturday night's game against the Orioles. Moran appeared to sustain a cut below his left eye. Appearing too woozy to walk off the field, he was tended to on the grass by two trainers and Astros manager A.J. Hinch. (Houston Chronicle)

Astros' Colin Moran gets customary silent treatment after first career HR

Houston Astros infielder Colin Moran didn’t wait long to make an impression on the American League West leaders Friday, homering in his first game since being recalled Tuesday off Orioles left-hander Richard Bleier. Moran, who was making his 2017 debut, was starting at third Friday while Alex Bregman moved to shortstop in place of injured All-Star Carlos Correa. (FanRag Sports)

Matt Harvey passes first test

A day after Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey threw off flat ground for the first time since suffering injuries, neither reported any problems. Though that may sound insignificant, at Citi Field, a day without setbacks is noteworthy. “[Harvey] feels real good and Noah said he could tell he played catch for the first time,” manager Terry Collins said. (New York Post)

Matt Harvey is letting Mets’ medical staff off the hook

Matt Harvey doesn’t want you to blame the Mets medical staff for his latest stint on the disabled list. The once formidable right-hander believes if he was smarter about informing the team of the significance of his latest injury, his time away from the mound would’ve been much shorter. “It’s my fault for [staying out there]. I should’ve said a lot more earlier,” Harvey said. (New York Post)

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