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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)

No. 9 UNC Baseball Sweeps Kentucky as Mike Fox Wins No. 800

Logan Warmoth and Tyler Lynn homered in support of Luca Dalatri, who picked up his first career win to give No. 9 North Carolina a 5-4 victory and a series sweep of Kentucky Sunday at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights). Dalatri allowed four runs over seven innings to win his UNC debut and Mike Fox picked up his 800th victory as the head coach of the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)

Indians' Andrew Miller will return to set-up role

En route to Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona rewrote the book on bullpen usage during the postseason. He brought ace setup man Andrew Miller into games as early as the fifth inning. On Saturday, Francona confirmed he will stick with Allen as his closer this season and continue to use Miller as a setup man. (CBS Sports)

No. 9 UNC Baseball Hangs On For 6-5 Win

Kyle Datres drove in three runs and Josh Hiatt picked up his second four-out save in as many days as No. 9 North Carolina held off a late rally to beat Kentucky 6-5 Saturday at Boshamer Stadium. Jason Morgan allowed just one run on five hits over 5.2 innings to get the win for the Tar Heels, who will go for the sweep Sunday afternoon at 1. (GoHeels.com)

No. 9 UNC Baseball Opens 2017 With 3-1 Win Over Kentucky

Preseason All-American J.B. Bukauskas struck out 10 over six shutout innings as No. 9 UNC started its 2017 season on a winning note with a 3-1 victory over visiting Kentucky Friday at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights). Zack Gahagan drove in a pair of runs and Josh Hiatt picked up a four-out save in his collegiate debut to lift the Tar Heels to their 18th season-opening win in 19 years. (GoHeels.com)

Matt Harvey, Mets hoping for healthy, drama-free 2017 season

The missing rib, removed from the upper right side of his chest, was easily forgotten about by Matt Harvey. Not being able to feel his right hand, the one he uses to grip a baseball, well, that was alarming. As Harvey spoke Monday about the past seven months since the surgery to correct his thoracic outlet syndrome, the missing hand still haunted him. (Newsday)

Tar Heels Seeking Power at the Plate

After finishing near the bottom of the ACC in various batting statistics, Mike Fox is tweaking UNC’s approach at the plate. Power has not been UNC’s strength in recent years. Last season, the Tar Heels ranked 11th in the league in home runs, 11th in doubles and 10th in slugging percentage. Adding power back into the lineup has been an offseason focus. (Inside Carolina)

UNC shortstop Logan Warmoth ready to prove you wrong

Logan Warmoth has always taken the extra step to establish himself on the field. Now, the North Carolina junior is among the top middle infielders in the country. He’s all too familiar to being overshadowed, but think twice before doubting the 6-foot shortstop. He’ll prove you wrong. Today, the No. 12 Tar Heels open their season at home at 3 p.m. against Kentucky. (Daily Tar Heel)

Matt Harvey determined to regain dominant form

For three days following surgery to remove a rib from his torso, Matt Harvey could not feel his right hand. He thought about his future in baseball and the past he might be leaving behind, not so far removed from his perch as one of baseball's best pitchers. "It was kind of an unknown feeling," Harvey said. (MLB.com)

Tar Heel baseball ready to start anew

UNC’s baseball team didn’t figure to be back in this position again. But the Tar Heels embark on another season coming off a spring without an NCAA Tournament bid. “It’s over with. Move on. Be in the present,” junior shortstop Logan Warmoth said. “We’re hungry.” Long a prominent team in the postseason, the Tar Heels have missed out on back-to-back NCAA Tournaments. (Burlington Times News)

A Former Walk-On, UNC Centerfielder Brian Miller Embraces His Journey to the Top

Although he was a local product coming out of Millbrook High School in Raleigh, Brian Miller went completely unnoticed by the UNC coaching staff. A lifelong Tar Heel fan, Miller instead committed to play for UNC-Asheville. When the Bulldogs’ head coach at the time, Tom Smith, decided to retire after the 2014 season, however, Miller then decided to follow his dreams. (Chapelboro.com)

High expectations loom for Triangle trio on the baseball diamond

Expectations are high again in Chapel Hill even though the Tar Heels have failed to earn an NCAA tournament bid the last two seasons. That means juniors such as ace righthander J.B. Bukauskas, a preseason first-team All-American, and speedy center fielder Brian Miller, a second-team choice, have not played in the NCAA tournament. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Ex-Cub Adam Warren on World Series: ‘Being on outside looking in was tough’

Reliever Adam Warren is a Yankee through and through. They drafted him in 2009. He broke into the big leagues with them in 2012 and has made all but 29 of his 205 career appearances in their employ. Ah, but those 29 appearances — with the Cubs last season — meant a lot to him. “Right after they won Game 7 I was like, man, that would be really fun to be there.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

Video: J.B. Bukauskas Baseball Media Day Interview

North Carolina baseball's Friday night ace spoke to reporters on Tuesday ahead the season-opening series against Kentucky this weekend. View Video...

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