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Gianluca Dalatri Named To USA Baseball Collegiate National Team

UNC freshman right-hander Gianluca Dalatri has been added to the 2017 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team roster. Dalatri, a freshman All-American who went 7-3 with a 3.34 ERA, will participate with the CNT in a pair of series against domestic and international competition. Dalatri is the third Tar Heel in the last five years to earn a spot on the Collegiate National Team. (GoHeels.com)

Chris Iannetta proves why he's valuable to Diamondbacks

Chris Iannetta’s body language, speech and stare give the impression of a man in charge. Advanced defensive statistics show he’s earned that bearing. Iannetta, who got the start Thursday in the series finale against San Diego, and fellow catcher Jeff Mathis are among the major-league leaders in framing, the art of creating strikes, according to data tracking websites. (Arizona Republic)

J.B. Bukauskas A Finalist For Dick Howser Trophy

Pitcher J.B. Bukauskas of North Carolina, Louisville P/1B Brendan McKay, Mississippi State 1B Brent Rooker and Oregon State pitcher Jake Thompson are the four finalists for the prestigious 31st annual awarding of the Dick Howser Trophy. The winner will be announced on Saturday, June 17, at a 10 a.m. (CT) national news conference at TD Ameritrade Park. (GoHeels.com)

Three Tar Heels Earn First-Team All-America Honors From Baseball America

J.B. Bukauskas, Josh Hiatt and Logan Warmoth were named first-team All-Americans by Baseball America, the venerable publication announced Thursday. With three first-teamers, Carolina matches Oregon State for the most top selections nationally. The ACC Pitcher of the Year, Bukauskas led the Tar Heels on Friday nights with a 9-1 record and a 2.53 ERA. (GoHeels.com)

Josh Hiatt Among Stopper Award Final Five

Two juniors, a sophomore and a pair of freshmen are among the five finalists for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, announced Wednesday, and UNC redshirt freshman Josh Hiatt is among those listed. Hiatt was a workhorse for the Tar Heels, who garnered the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA tournament. (GoHeels.com)

Dalatri, Hiatt, McGee Earn Freshman All-America Baseball Honors

Gianluca Dalatri, Josh Hiatt and Ashton McGee were named to the 2017 Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American team, announced Wednesday. Dalatri, a right-hander from Wall Township, New Jersey, went 7-3 with a 3.34 ERA in 15 starts his rookie season. Charlotte product Hiatt was a bullpen stalwart who registered 13 saves and had a 0.29 ERA in ACC competition. (GoHeels.com)

Andrew Miller Doesn’t Have Any Saves, And He’s The Best Reliever In Baseball

Cleveland’s Andrew Miller is the sort of pitcher we had in mind when we developed the goose egg, our replacement for the save stat that rewards pitchers for throwing scoreless relief innings in clutch situations. Miller isn’t the Indians’ closer and in fact, Miller doesn’t have a single save yet this season. But no reliever has contributed more to his team’s bottom line. (FiveThirtyEight)

UNC's 2017 mantra achieved despite early NCAA exit

“Tomorrow, we’re gonna put two back up,” head coach Mike Fox of North Carolina said Wednesday prior to the Chapel Hill Regional, opener against Davidson. The 2017 UNC baseball team had come up with the mantra: “two back up” this season after Fox removed the two big, blue NCAA logo stickers off the outfield walls of Boshamer Stadium this past fall. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Two controversial ninth-inning outs doom Tar Heels

With the game-tying run on third with two outs, Michael Busch chopped one to first base resulting in a bang-bang play for the final out. Davidson pitcher Durin O'Linger appeared to be off the bag when he received the throw. This freeze frame of his foot proves inconclusive, or does it? UNC coach Mike Fox wasn't in the mood for excuses after the game. (Carolina Blue)

Abrupt End to UNC Baseball's Stellar Season

Sometimes it’s only a couple of plays that determine the outcome of a game, or in No. 2 national seed North Carolina’s case on Sunday, a season. Davidson starter Josh Hudson knew he could be effective against the Tar Heel bats. After all, he threw nearly six innings of no-hit ball at Boshamer Stadium on May 9. The problem was his control last month. (Inside Carolina)

For UNC, season-ending defeat against Davidson is ‘just miserable’

These were the sort of circumstances that had inspired some of UNC's best moments during the past four months, a season of renewal and rebirth for a baseball program that had long been one of the nation's strongest, before a three-season slump. The Tar Heels thrived in situations like these. And then the end came, and suddenly there was no more fighting to be done. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Davidson denies Tar Heels by winning NCAA regional

Davidson dealt North Carolina’s baseball team a season-ending defeat by winning 2-1 in Sunday’s NCAA regional final at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels had the potential tying run thrown out at the plate when Brandon Riley was tagged trying to score on Zack Gahagan’s one-out single to right field. “Just to get that close, that’s hard to take,” UNC coach Mike Fox said. (Burlington Times-News)

Carolina's season ends in disappointment

The Tar Heels were the No. 2 national seed entering the NCAA Tournament. They had a record of 49-13 entering Sunday's game against Davidson --- the No. 4 seed in the regional. After Davidson trounced UNC on Friday, Sunday's game was a rematch. But it ended in disappointment for UNC in a 2-1 loss, with drama at the end and tears in the locker room. (Carolina Blue)

Turner's Take: Break Your Heart

It's the toughest out of your career, if you're Adam Pate. He graduated from Carolina nearly a month ago. He's married. He's an adult now. He'll take off that Carolina jersey for the final time at some point. Maybe he has by now, but he didn't seem in a hurry to remove it Sunday night. "It's been special," he said of his time at Carolina and his senior year. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Baseball Coach Mike Fox Post-Davidson Press Conference

After a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Davidson Sunday night, the Tar Heels hung their helmets for the final time of the 2017 season. Fighting tears, coach Mike Fox told the media the season with his 36 athletes was one of the most memorable years of his coaching career. Video courtesy Inside Carolina. View Video...

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