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Michael Russell launches pro baseball career
Michael Russell’s dreams of professional baseball have been dancing in his head for a long time. They’re now a reality. Russell, a Huntersville native, had...

Best Games Of 2013-14: No. 15-No. 11
No. 13: Carolina 4, Virginia 2 - Baseball, April 20, 2014: A young Carolina squad had gone toe-to-toe with the top-ranked Cavaliers in the first...

Michael Russell Adds Two More All-America Honors
North Carolina junior shortstop Michael Russell was named a third-team All-America performer by Baseball America the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, the two organizations announced...

Tar Heels in the MLB Draft
The Major League Baseball Draft was held at the end of last week with multiple Tar Heels getting calls from teams including several recruits. First...

Michael Russell Selected By Tampa Bay In Fifth Round
UNC junior shortstop Michael Russell was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays with the 22nd pick of the fifth round of the 2014 MLB Draft...

Scary moment: UNC's Michael Russell hit in the head with a fastball
Michael Russell, a shortstop for North Carolina, was hit in the head with a pitch from Florida's Bobby Poyner in the second inning of an...

Michael Russell Named Third-Team Louisville Slugger All-America
North Carolina junior shortstop Michael Russell was named to the 2014 Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American baseball third team, the Collegiate Baseball newspaper announced...

Tar Heels hope Michael Russell can return for baseball opener Friday
Heading into the NCAA Tournament, North Carolina’s pitching rotation is set but its lineup is far from certain. UNC coach Mike Fox said ace Trent...

Video: UNC-NC State 2014 ACC Baseball Tournament Highlights
North Carolina advanced in the ACC Baseball Championship with a 4-3 win over rival NC State. Michael Russell went 2-3 with an RBI to lead...

Tar Heels Outlast NC State, 4-3
North Carolina advanced to Pool B of the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship with a 4-3 win over NC State Tuesday at NewBridge Bank Park. Trent...

The Magical World of Michael Russell
Ask North Carolina assistant baseball coach Scott Jackson to describe Michael Russell and he’ll say ‘infectious,’ ‘the guy that everyone wants to be around.’ Ask...

Four Heels Receive All-ACC Honors in Baseball
Pitcher Reilly Hovis led a group of Tar Heels named to the three All-ACC teams announced by the ACC on Monday. Hovis was UNC's sole...

Tar Heels Blanked By No. 4 Miami, 2-0
No. 4 Miami got six scoreless innings from starter Bryan Radziewski and clinched the ACC regular season title with a 2-0 win over North Carolina...

Video: Michael Russell Leading The ACC
Junior Michael Russell leads the ACC in several categories including hits, doubles, total bases and slugging percentage after re-tooling his swing mechanics after his sophomore...

Tar Heels Stymie Camels In 5-0 Win
Zac Gallen tossed six scoreless innings and North Carolina beat visiting Campbell 5-0 Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Michael Russell and Skye Bolt had three...

Carolina Sweeps Virginia Tech, 5-4
Tyler Ramirez's sacrifice fly scored Michael Russell in the bottom of the ninth as North Carolina completed a three-game sweep with a 5-4 win over...

Tar Heels Rally Past Virginia Tech, 3-2
Michael Russell had two hits and Adam Pate scored two runs as North Carolina rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat Virginia Tech 3-2 Friday...

UNC drops series, but gains confidence at UVa.
UNC defeated Virginia, 4-2 on Sunday, fending off the country’s No. 1 team, thanks to a two-run home run from junior shortstop Michael Russell in...

Tar Heels Knock Off No. 1 Virginia, 4-2
Michael Russell hit a two-run homer in the fifth to give Carolina its first lead of the series, and Zac Gallen and Reilly Hovis made...

Tar Heels Fall To No. 1 Virginia, 3-2
Brandon Downes drove in three runs and Nathan Kirby outdueled Trent Thornton as No. 1 Virginia topped North Carolina 3-2 Friday night at Davenport Field...

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