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Kyle Seager’s Journey to 100 Career Home Runs
With one out and the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 4th inning Monday at Safeco Field, Kyle Seager worked the count to 3-1 against Astros starter Doug Fister. Sitting on a 3-1 fastball, Seager deposited a solo home run into the right-center field bleachers. The round-tripper not only gave the Mariners a lead they would not relinquish, it marked 100 career home runs for Seager.
The guy the Cubs got for Starlin Castro is pretty good
Adam Warren may not be the known commodity that Starlin Castro is, but he’s off to his own hot start. Middle relievers don’t get much fanfare, but Warren is the only non-starter to win a game for the Cubs. In fact, he has won two, including Tuesday’s 4-3 nail-biter over the Milwaukee Brewers. “He’s gotten better from spring training until now,” manager Joe Maddon said.
No. 19 Diamond Heels Ease Past Campbell, 9-4
Logan Warmoth clubbed his first home run of the year and Brian Miller had his second straight three-hit game as No. 19 North Carolina handled visiting Campbell 9-4 Wednesday night at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights
). Brandon Riley and Zack Gahagan added two hits apiece for the Tar Heels, who will break until next Tuesday for final exams.
Bacon-wrapped baseball at the Bosh
Did you hear the one about the vegetarian who went to Bacon Night? He won a year’s supply of bacon. No, seriously. Freshman Quinn Rhodes went to UNC baseball’s second annual bacon night promotion Tuesday night with his friends, and despite being a lifelong vegetarian, he entered a drawing for a chance to bring home the bacon for a full year just for kicks.
Adam Warren moves up in Cubs' pitching pecking order
Injuries and doubleheaders could necessitate the need for a sixth starter, but the Cubs have yet to encounter that situation. Nevertheless, there’s a slight changing of the guard as to who would assume that role. Adam Warren, who pitched two perfect innings Tuesday night, has moved ahead of that role should a situation arise where the Cubs need another starter.
Datres’ Heroics Help UNC Take “Must-Win” Game from UNC-Wilmington
UNC baseball head coach Mike Fox–with his Tar Heels mired in a slump that has lasted throughout the month of April–challenged his team to be tougher. After a back-and-forth affair which lasted nearly four and a half hours on Tuesday, they showed their coach’s message was taken to heart–ending UNC-Wilmington’s 12-game win streak with a 10-9 victory at Boshamer Stadium courtesy of freshman Kyle Datres’ walk-off walk.
UNC Baseball Walks Past UNCW, 10-9
Kyle Datres drove in the tying run in the bottom of the eighth and drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth to lift No. 19 North Carolina to a 10-9 win over No. 19 UNCW Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Hansen Butler worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his third win of the season as the Tar Heels snapped a three-game skid to improve to 27-15.
Carolina Baseball Hosts UNCW Tuesday On Bacon Night
North Carolina welcomes a pair of in-state opponents to Boshamer Stadium this week prior to a six-day break for final exams. The Tar Heels host UNCW on Tuesday at 6 p.m. before facing Campbell Wednesday evening at 6. Carolina has dropped five of six to fall to 26-15 on the year after a weekend sweep at Wake Forest.
This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox
Mike Fox: "Right now I'm trying to keep our kids believing and trying to get us focused on these two games that are coming up before finals again. That is our challenge to keep grinding and which I know this team will, because this team has a lot of good leaders and has a very high character and they really, really want to win. We are just not playing well enough right now to do so."
UNC Baseball Drops from Top 25
North Carolina has dropped out of the D1Baseball top 25 rankings for the first time this season. UNC was swept over the weekend by Wake Forest, who entered the series against UNC with a 7-11 record in ACC play. The Tar Heels had split the mid-week games losing to Coastal Carolina and then knocking off William & Mary.
No. 13 Diamond Heels Drop Series Finale At Wake Forest, 3-2
Stuart Fairchild's RBI double in the bottom of the ninth lifted Wake Forest to a 3-2 win over No. 13 North Carolina Sunday at Couch Ballpark. Carolina tied it in the eighth on Tyler Lynn's pinch-hit solo home run, but Fairchild's game-winner completed the Deacons' first sweep of the Tar Heels since 2001. A.J. Bogucki allowed just three hits over 4.2 innings of relief but took the loss.
UNC Baseball Continues to Slide, Drops Series to Wake Forest
The late season free-fall continued on Saturday for the No. 17 UNC baseball team. For the second straight outing the Tar Heels lost in Winston Salem to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons–this one by a score of 5-4–putting the team two games below .500 in ACC play.
No. 13 Diamond Heels Fall At Wake Forest, 5-4
Will Craig got Brandon Riley to fly out with two on in the ninth to preserve a 5-4 win for Wake Forest over No. 13 North Carolina Saturday afternoon at David F. Couch Ballpark. Brian Miller had two hits, including his second home run of the year, and Tyler Ramirez drove in a pair for the Tar Heels, who fell to 26-14 and 9-11 in league play.
Video: Former UNC Receiver Taylor Vippolis Throws Out First Pitch w/ Zac Gallen
Former North Carolina wide receiver Taylor Vippolis throws out the first pitch at a Tar Heels baseball game after receiving help from the Diamond Heels Ace Pitcher, Zac Gallen
Strong opening: Dunshee pitches another gem to give Deacons big win over UNC
Just a week removed from arguably a career-best performance against No. 4 Florida State, Wake Forest starting pitcher Parker Dunshee delivered a worthy encore in a 6-1 victory over No. 13 North Carolina on Friday night at David F. Couch Ballpark.