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Dramatic start exceeds Diamond Heels' early-season expectations

UNC’s baseball season is off to the type of start that makes freshmen wonder what they’ve gotten themselves into. The Tar Heels came into the season unranked and knocked off then-No. 10 UCLA for a 2-1 series win to open the year. Then in its home-opening series, No. 20 UNC swept No. 13 Oklahoma State with three straight walk-off wins. (WRAL Sports Fan)

The Book of Eli: Sutherland Gives UNC Third Straight Walk-Off Win

For the third game in a row, the No. 10 UNC baseball team won in walk-off fashion against the No. 12 Oklahoma State Cowboys—as Eli Sutherland’s two-run single off reliever Trey Cobb handed the Tar Heels a thrilling 4-3 victory. Playing at second base in his first start of the season, Sutherland—the smallest player on UNC’s roster—came up huge when it mattered most. (Chapelboro.com)

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager sets lofty expectations

Kyle Seager, at 28, is about to enter his sixth big-league season, and his current list of personal achievements is already impressive. He’s been an All-Star. He’s won a Gold Glove for defensive excellence. His financial future is secure after signing a seven-year contract extension a little over 14 months ago for a guaranteed $100 million. (The Spokesman-Review)

Tar Heels Riding High After Three Straight Walk-Offs

Not only did the Tar Heels take two out of three against the Bruins, not only did they sweep the Cowboys, but they won all three games of their home-opening series via walk-off. Three comebacks. Three dog piles. Three more pieces of evidence that this season’s UNC squad has the chance to be something special. (Baseball America)

Diamond Heels sweep No. 11 Oklahoma State with third consecutive walk-off win

Eli Sutherland's two-run single in the bottom of the ninth gave No. 10 North Carolina its third consecutive walk-off win as the Tar Heels rallied past No. 11 Oklahoma State 4-3 Sunday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. The victory capped Carolina's first sweep of a ranked opponent since taking three at No. 23 Virginia in 2012. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Walk Off Again Vs. Cowboys

No team in the country has had as daunting a first two weeks as No. 20 North Carolina. The Tar Heels began with a cross-country trip to then-No. 10 UCLA, then came home to host No. 13 Oklahoma State—both early challenges, and both UNC series wins. Two weeks into the season, the young Tar Heels have made a clear statement: They are a force to be reckoned with. (Baseball America)

No. 10 UNC Rallies To Beat No. 11 OSU In Extra Innings

Brian Miller's bases loaded single in the bottom of the 10th inning gave No. 10 North Carolina a 6-5 victory over No. 11 Oklahoma State Saturday at Boshamer Stadium. Cody Roberts had three hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Tar Heels, who improved to 4-1 on the year with their second consecutive series win over a ranked opponent. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina Wins Pitching Duel Between Zac Gallen and Thomas Hatch

No. 20 North Carolina took a 2-1 victory over No. 13 Oklahoma State on Friday. Junior righthanders Thomas Hatch (Oklahoma State) and Zac Gallen (UNC) went head to head, showing off promising stuff and command. Gallen entered the game coming off a strong Opening Day start at UCLA, in which his fastball touched 95 and he struck out 11 over 7 2/3 innings. (Baseball America)

Datres Drives No. 10 Tar Heels Past No. 11 Cowboys

Kyle Datres doubled in the winning run in his first career home game to lift No. 10 North Carolina to a 2-1 win over No. 11 Oklahoma State Friday at Boshamer Stadium. Datres' game-ender scored Brian Miller from second and made a winner of Hunter Williams, who worked 1.1 innings of scoreless relief. Zac Gallen allowed just three hits over seven and struck out nine. (GoHeels.com)

I'm A Tar Heel: Adam Pate

Tar Heel Fans, We are pumped that the season has finally started and as we play our first home series this weekend we encourage you to come out and support us this weekend and the entire season! Thank you for all you do for us as our fans and supporters! Be loud, cheer hard, and enjoy some Carolina baseball. - Adam Pate (GoHeels.com)

UNC Baseball Opens Boshamer Against Oklahoma State

UNC will play their first series at home in 2016 against Oklahoma State. The series starts at 3 p.m. on Friday, with reigning ACC Pitcher of the Week Zac Gallen taking the mound. Gallen allowed just four hits in 7.2 shutout innings, striking out 11 as the Tar Heels won their opening game of the season. (Chapelboro.com)

Marquee Baseball Matchup Preview: No. 11 Oklahoma State at No. 18 North Carolina

There is no doubt that both of these clubs smell like legitimate Omaha contenders. North Carolina is hungry to win their first Regional since 2013 and the Tar Heels attacked UCLA with an old school urgency. For Oklahoma State, the question is not when the Cowboys will reach the College World Series under Josh Holliday but how often. (Perfect Game)

This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

What did you think of Zac Gallen’s performance opening the series at UCLA and what prompted you to honor him with being a captain for this season? Mike Fox: "Zac got us off to a terrific start Friday. Right out of the gate in the first inning he showed his experience and certainly was not nervous and attacked their hitters and had some real efficient innings." (Inside Carolina)

Baseball Series Recap: Carolina 2 Games #10 UCLA 1

North Carolina baseball is off to a great start. The Diamond Heels began the season with a trip to UCLA and took two of three games from the Bruins. The Tar Heels entered the weekend with a lot of questions about this team as they are quite reliant on freshmen. For this weekend, those freshmen delivered and the ceiling on this team looks a higher than it did last week. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC's Zac Gallen Named ACC Pitcher of the Week

UNC’s Zac Gallen has been voted the ACC Baseball Pitcher of the Week.Gallen allowed just four hits in 7.2 shutout innings as the Tar Heels blanked No. 9 UCLA on the road in the opening game of the season. A junior from Gibbsboro, New Jersey, Gallen struckout 11 batters, one shy of his career high, and allowed just one runner to reach past second base. (The ACC)

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