UNC P Zac Gallen Throws GemIn what was potentially his last start at Boshamer Stadium, junior pitcher Zac Gallen delivered a gem in a crucial 3-0 series-opening win over Notre Dame. “We need wins, and who knows if that’s his last outing here or not,” said head coach Mike Fox after the game Friday. “I guess under all those circumstances, that ranks up there with his best, and he’s had some really good ones here.” (Inside Carolina)
Gallen, Butler Blank Irish, 3-0Zac Gallen struck out eight Notre Dame batters over eight masterful innings and Hansen Butler retired the side in order to complete the shutout at No. 20 UNC blanked the Fighting Irish 3-0 Friday at Boshamer Stadium. Gallen allowed just three baserunners and received a standing ovation prior to the ninth in what was possibly his final home start as a Tar Heel. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC vs. Notre Dame Baseball HighlightsThe No. 22 Tar Heels shutout the Fighting Irish at home to take a 1-0 series lead, 3-0. Logan Warmoth was 2-2 with a home run and 2 RBI. Zac Gallen was dominant on the mound pitching 8 scoreless innings with 8 strikeouts.
No. 20 Tar Heels Wrap Home Schedule With Notre DameNorth Carolina is 2-4 all-time against Notre Dame, including a 1-4 record under head coach Mike Fox. Notre Dame swept a three-game series in South Bend last season, winning a doubleheader on Saturday before taking the finale on Sunday. That was the first meeting of the two teams since Notre Dame joined the league for the 2013-14 school year. (GoHeels.com)
UNC, Duke have work to do as ACC baseball season wraps upNorth Carolina plays host this weekend to Notre Dame in a series the Heels must win. At 31-18 overall, UNC is tied with Duke at 10-14 in the league, a half-game back of Pitt and a full game (two in the loss column) behind the 26-22 (10-12) Irish to get into the ACC tournament. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Irish Set For Critical ACC Series At #20 UNCWith just two weeks left in the regular season, a crucial Atlantic Coast Conference series will take place in Chapel Hill, North Carolina this weekend, as the University of Notre Dame baseball team hits the road for the final time in the regular season for a three-game series at No. 20 North Carolina. (Notre Dame Athletics)
Former Stone Bridge pitcher J.B. Bukauskas a key member of UNC's starting rotationBeing a first round draft pick, signing a contract potentially worth seven figures, and getting to play professional baseball were all within reach of a budding Stone Bridge pitching prospect in 2014. J.B. Bukauskas, however, turned down that incredible opportunity in favor of playing collegiately at the University of North Carolina. (VivaLoudoun)
Chris Iannetta delivers walkoff homer in Mariners’ winAfter big performances earlier in the week by Ketel Marte and Dae-Ho Lee against the Rays, catcher Chris Iannetta took his turn in the spotlight on Wednesday, driving an opposite-field walkoff home run in the 11th inning to finish off a series sweep of Tampa Bay for Seattle. Iannetta has been a key part of the Mariners’ revamped offense this season. (MyNorthwest.com)
No. 20 Diamond Heels Fall At No. 14 UNCW, 6-2Gavin Stupienski and Nick Feight hit back-to-back home runs in a four-run first and Stupienski added another homer in the fifth to lead No. 14 UNCW to a 6-2 win over No. 20 North Carolina Wednesday at Brooks Field. Eli Sutherland hit his fifth homer of the year for the Tar Heels, who out-hit the Seahawks 11-8 but left 15 men on base in falling to 31-18 on the season. (GoHeels.com)
Yankees' Andrew Miller cracks in new roleAndrew Miller might be the best closer in the American League who doesn't hold the job title. Not anymore, anyway. Such is life when you play for a team that employs Aroldis Chapman. Coming into Tuesday Miller hadn't allowed an earned run yet this season, an unblemished 11.2 innings that featured 20 strikeouts and one walk as the Yankees' ninth-inning guy. (NJ.com)
Video: UNC Athletics Tar Heel Yard Sale PreviewThe University of North Carolina Athletic Department will hold a surplus equipment Yard Sale on Saturday, May 14, from 7 a.m.-noon at the Eddie Smith Field House.
Video: UNC Baseball Tops ECU 9-1 - HighlightsA.J. Bogucki worked 4.1 scoreless innings of relief and Tyler Ramirez hit his team-leading eighth home run of the season as No. 20 North Carolina beat East Carolina 9-1 Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium.
No. 20 Tar Heels Beat No. 21 Pirates, 9-1A.J. Bogucki worked 4.1 scoreless innings of relief and Tyler Ramirez hit his team-leading eighth home run of the season as No. 20 North Carolina beat East Carolina 9-1 Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Logan Warmoth and Brandon Riley had three hits each for the Tar Heels, who swept the season series from the Pirates and outscored them 26-5 in the process. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Athletics Tar Heel Yard SaleThe UNC Athletic Department will hold a Yard Sale on Saturday, May 14, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Eddie Smith Field House. Merchandise bags will be provided to customers as they enter the building. Only small purses will be permitted inside the facility. Visit GoHeels.com for more details. Please see our map for recommended parking to this event. (UNC.edu)
No. 20 UNC Baseball Hosts ECU, Visits UNCW This WeekNo. 20 UNC plays its final non-conference games of the year this week when the Tar Heels face No. 21 East Carolina and UNCW. The Tar Heels host the Pirates on Tuesday at 6 p.m. before traveling to Wilmington for a 6 p.m. start on Wednesday. UNC is 30-17 on the year after a 2-2 week with wins over VCU and No. 5 Louisville. ECU is 30-16-1, while UNCW is 33-11. (GoHeels.com)