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Lights Out Pitching Carries UNC Baseball to 7-0 Start, Dalatri Shines in Sunday Win Over Radford

Entering its series finale against Radford, the ninth-ranked UNC baseball team had won its first six games of 2017 thanks to some timely hitting backing up a shutdown pitching staff. Freshman right-hander Luca Dalatri did his part to help that reputation on Sunday at Boshamer Stadium, striking out 15 Radford batters over eight strong innings in UNC’s 7-5 victory (Highlights). (Chapelboro.com)

Astros manager impressed with early results from Colin Moran

Colin Moran worked in the offseason to revamp his swing. Moran had developed bad habits in his hitting mechanics last season, a year in which he reached the major leagues for the first time. The former No. 6 overall draft pick needed to get back to what worked for him in the past. So far in spring training, the results have encouraged the Houston Astros' brass. (Houston Chronicle)

Daniel Bard a spring training story worth rooting for

It’s rare that a player with the talent of Daniel Bard simply loses it. Still “just” 31, Bard may have lost his prime, but a comeback of any kind would be a pleasant surprise for the once-promising right-hander. During a spring training period rife with noise but which provides little signal, he’s a story worth rooting for. After all, what’s spring for, if not new beginnings? (FanRag Sports)

Datres, McGee Power Carolina Baseball To 9-3 Win

Kyle Datres drove in four runs and Ashton McGee had three hits in his first career start as No. 9 North Carolina topped Radford 9-3 Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights). Jason Morgan improved to 2-0 on the year with his second win in as many starts for the Tar Heels, who will go for a series sweep Sunday at 1 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Daniel Bard has new delivery, 96 mph fastball with Cardinals

Reliever Daniel Bard is trying to make a major league comeback with the St. Louis Cardinals. He has a new delivery and he's throwing his fastball 96 mph and he features a 86 mph changeup. Bard, now 31, dominated with a 1.93 ERA for the Red Sox in 73 outings during 2010, then recorded a 3.33 ERA in 70 relief outings during 2011. But he lost control in 2012. (Mass Live)

Brian Miller's Late Blast Lifts Carolina Past Radford

Brian Miller's two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning was the difference in No. 9 North Carolina's 2-0 win over visiting Radford Friday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. J.B. Bukauskas and Zack Ridgely were locked in a pitching duel over seven shutout innings before Miller's long ball broke the deadlock. Rodney Hutchison Jr. got his first win of the year in relief. (GoHeels.com)

No. 9 Tar Heels Host Radford In Weekend Series

No. 9 North Carolina welcomes Big South foe Radford for a three game series starting Friday at 3 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels are 4-0 on the season after a sweep of Kentucky last weekend and an 11-1 victory over Gardner-Webb on Wednesday. Radford is 1-3 following a series loss to North Florida and a 10-1 setback at Elon on Tuesday. (GoHeels.com)

Frustrated by errors last season, Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has addressed those issues

The look returns to Kyle Seager’s face. It’s one part annoyance, another part aggravation. It’s arises when Seager does something on a baseball field that he believes is unacceptable for himself. A perfectionist and often his harshest critic, Seager suffers his mistakes with minimal sympathy for himself or any mitigating circumstance of the situation. (Seattle Times)

No. 9 North Carolina Baseball Thumps Gardner-Webb, 11-1

Cole Aker worked six innings of three-hit ball and Kyle Datres homered in a five-run first as No. 9 North Carolina improved to 4-0 with an 11-1 win over Gardner-Webb Wednesday at Boshamer Stadium. Zack Gahagan also homered for the Tar Heels, who return to action Friday at 3 p.m. for the first of three against Radford. (GoHeels.com)

Andrew Miller's first live BP draws respect from teammates

Brandon Guyer introduced himself to left-hander Andrew Miller last August. Both players had just been traded to the Indians, so Cleveland's new outfielder -- best known for his ability to hit left-handed pitching -- had a message for his new Tribe teammate. "I said, 'Nice to meet you, man. I'm glad I don't have to face you again,'" Guyer recalled with a laugh on Monday. (MLB.com)

No. 9 Diamond Heels Welcome Gardner-Webb Wednesday

No. 9 North Carolina hosts its first midweek game of the season Wednesday when the Tar Heels welcome in-state foe Gardner-Webb at 3 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. UNC is 3-0 on the year after a sweep of Kentucky last weekend. Gardner-Webb is 2-2. Sophomore right-hander Cole Aker will get the start for UNC opposite GWU's Landon Mitchell. (GoHeels.com)

Mike Fox reaches 800 wins at UNC

North Carolina head baseball coach Mike Fox notched his 800th UNC in Sunday's 5-4 win over Kentucky. Fox began his 19th season as the Tar Heels coach this weekend. Fox is Carolina's winningest coach in program history. (Carolina Blue)

Diamond Heels Hold Steady at No. 9 in D1Baseball.com Top 25

The UNC baseball team opened 2017 with a bang this past weekend at Boshamer Stadium with its three-game sweep over the Kentucky Wildcats. As a result, the Diamond Heels held their spot at No. 9 in the D1Baseball.com Top 25. Not much movement took place at the top of the poll this week, with the top nine teams staying exactly as they were in the preseason. (Chapelboro.com)

This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

North Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox: "Our players are a year older and veterans and we emphasized to hit the ball with a little more authority. You never know when you hit a ball if it is in the gap and it is not as easy a thing that you can control as people think. We need to hit with more power this year certainly and give us more opportunities to score runs." (Inside Carolina)

Looking into reasons why Los Angeles Angels signed Dustin Ackley

A good benchmark to measure his real abilities would be his 2015 season, although there wasn’t any substantial difference in batting — he hit .231/.284/.429 in 108 games. The good news: he’s stronger defensively. He is capable of any out fielding position and can play first and second base when needed. (Outside Pitch MLB)

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