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Diamond Heels Roll Into Coastal Lead
No. 8 North Carolina accomplished a task this weekend that head coach Mike Fox could only label as “improbable.” UNC stung Georgia Tech, 10-3, on Sunday, completing a three-game weekend sweep – marking the Tar Heels first series sweep over the Yellow Jackets since 1996. The three consecutive wins propelled UNC into the ACC Coastal Division lead.
Colin Moran's dad: "He doesn’t show emotion, but he works hard, and he’s focused.
Bill Moran could tell his son was enjoying his opportunity with the Pittsburgh Pirates this season. Colin Moran, the Pirates’ soft-spoken new third baseman, is not the most emotional guy in the clubhouse. So was there some special ESP between father and son? “You can tell by how quiet he is,” his father said, according to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle.
Tar Heels sweep Georgia Tech, win finale 10-3
No. 8 North Carolina defeated Georgia Tech 10-3 on Sunday at Boshamer Stadium, completing the sweep of the Yellow Jackets for the first time since 1996 (Highlights
). Cooper Criswell picked up his third win of the season after tossing seven innings while striking out five. UNC will be back in action Tuesday as they host Coastal Carolina (6 p.m. ESPNU).
Tar Heels Win Extra Inning Thriller Over Georgia Tech To Clinch Series
No. 8 UNC won an extra inning thriller over Georgia Tech on Saturday to clinch the series with a 9-8 victory in 10 innings at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights
). Jackson Hesterlee tied the game with a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth while Ben Casparius tied the game with a triple in the bottom of the 10th before the winning run was driven in on a sacrifice fly by Dallas Tessar.
Mets decide to shift Matt Harvey to bullpen
The Mets allowed Matt Harvey to state his case, but there was no changing their minds. Nothing Harvey could say would sway the Mets from demoting him from the rotation to the bullpen, a move the team announced before Saturday's game against the Braves. Mets officials colored it as a way for Harvey to work on his craft until they need him to start again.
Levi Michael experiences the ups and downs of baseball
Levi Michael had always been on the fast track, skipping his senior year at North Davidson to enroll early at North Carolina. He then left UNC following his junior season in 2011 when the Twins drafted him in the first round. Then the Twins started him off in Advanced-A Fort Myers. From there, it slowed down. It took six years for Michael to reach Triple-A.
Mets have to decide whether to keep Matt Harvey in rotation or send him to bullpen, AAA or DL
A few hours before the Mets battled the Braves on Friday, Matt Harvey's statistics dating to the start of the season were displayed across all the televisions inside the visitors clubhouse at SunTrust Park. A segment on MLB Network showed how opposing hitters collectively have produced similar numbers to Kris Bryant when they bat against Harvey.
No. 8 Diamond Heels Take Game One Over Georgia Tech, 9-3
No. 8 North Carolina got out to a big lead with five runs in the second inning and never looked back as the Tar Heels captured a 9-3 win over Georgia Tech on Friday at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights
). The Tar Heels will be back in action Saturday against the Yellow Jackets in game two of the series. Austin Bergner will throw the first pitch scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
Ike Freeman Named To Brooks Wallace Award Watch List
A group of 53 of the most talented athletes in college baseball headline the 2018 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, the College Baseball Foundation announced Thursday, and North Carolina sophomore Ike Freeman was among those included for the honor of the nation's top shortstop. The award will be presented this summer by the College Baseball Foundation.
Ike Freeman Leading UNC On And Off The Diamond
If you ask Ike Freeman to describe himself, you won't get a complicated answer. "It's really hunting and baseball. They're my two main things." Freeman is a simple man. And if you know him, you'll understand that to be an absolute truth. He's soft-spoken, a hard worker, and humble. Trying to get the sophomore to talk about his accomplishments is a futile task.
Veteran catcher Chris Iannetta returns to his roots
Chris Iannetta on signing with Colorado as a free agent this offseason: "Denver is probably one of the places that I feel like I could live full time. That was the first attraction. The second was how good the team is. There was probably two jobs, maybe three that I really wanted. It was either the Diamondbacks or the Rockies. It ended up being a no-brainer."
No. 8 Diamond Heels Host Georgia Tech In Penultimate Home Series
No. 8 North Carolina (24-13) will take on Georgia Tech (22-16) this weekend in the second-to-last ACC home baseball series of the 2018 season. Friday's game will begin at 6 p.m. and will be followed by fireworks, with Saturday's game slated for 4 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Heading in to the weekend, North Carolina sits second in the ACC Coastal Division.
UNC Baseball Trending Up Despite Loss to N.C. State
After splitting its first 14 games, UNC has won 17 of 23 and 10 of its last 13, including victories in three consecutive series against ACC competition. The Tar Heels rank No. 5 in the RPI and are 22-7 vs. Top-50 opponents. “We want to face good teams,” coach Mike Fox told reporters. “Our strength of schedule is way up there. I think that’s the way you get better.”
No. 8 Diamond Heels Fall to No. 2 NC State 8-3 at DBAP
No. 8 North Carolina dropped their midweek game to No. 2 N.C. State on Tuesday, 8-3, at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Tar Heel starter Rodney Hutchison picked up his first loss since February 25th as the Wolfpack out-hit UNC, 12-6. Of note for Carolina, Kyle Datres' single in the eighth advanced his hitting streak to 17 games and his on-base streak to 20.
UNC Baseball Faces NC State Tonight on National TV
No. 15 North Carolina will take on No. 2 N.C. State on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Durham Baseball Athletic Park. It is a unique weeknight contest between two ACC rivals at a neutral site, and a large crowd is expected. The game will be nationally televised on ESPNU with Dari Nowkah handling play-by-play and Javier Lopez serving as the analyst.