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Matt Harvey makes statement Mets needed in solid start

Sunday, the Mets didn’t need a superhero, they didn’t need the Dark Knight or a king. They just needed Matt Harvey to give them a solid effort, a quality start. They crowned him for finally delivering, putting the cap on an encouraging weekend. Don’t be mistaken; this was not the vintage Matt Harvey of 2013 or 2015, but it was what he and the Mets needed to see Sunday. (New York Daily News)

Angels reinstate Mike Morin from DL

The Los Angeles Angels have reinstated right-handed relief pitcher Mike Morin from the disabled list and have optioned right-hander Daniel Wright to Triple-A Salt Lake, according to MLB Roster Moves. Morin had been dealing with neck stiffness. Morin, who played his college baseball at the University of North Carolina, is in his fourth year with the Angels’ big-league club. (FanRag Sports)

UNC Selected As NCAA Baseball Tournament Regional Host

No. 2 North Carolina will host the 2017 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional, the NCAA announced Sunday. By virtue of being selected to host, UNC has officially earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship and will return to the sport's signature event after a two-year absence. Carolina (47-12) will host a regional for the ninth time in school history and the eighth time since 2006. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC's Brian Miller Robs a Home Run in ACC Championship

UNC may have fallen to FSU 7-3 in the ACC Championship on Sunday, but Brian Miller made an unbelievable catch at the wall to rob Florida State of home run. Check out the unbelievable Must See Moment from Louisville Slugger Field. View Video...

No. 2 Carolina Baseball Falls 7-3 In ACC Final

The tide turned in Florida State's favor late, but in ample time for the Seminoles to claim their second Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship in three years. Drew Mendoza hit two home runs, including a three-run shot that capped a five-run eighth-inning, and No. 8 seed FSU rallied to derail the second-seeded and second-ranked Tar Heels, 7-3. (GoHeels.com)

Florida State’s big inning beats UNC in ACC baseball championship game

North Carolina’s impressive run in the ACC Baseball Tournament came to a screeching halt on Sunday. The Tar Heels had scored 34 runs in its first three games, but ran into one of the hottest teams in the country – Florida State. UNC managed just seven hits, and the Seminoles won for the sixth straight game after scoring five runs in the eighth inning en route to a 7-3 victory. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Hunter Williams finds way to independent baseball league after leaving UNC

Hunter Williams pitched well enough that he was slated to be North Carolina’s No. 2 starting pitcher this spring, only because No. 1 starter JB Bukauskas is expected to be a top-10 pick in the draft. Then, after returning to Chapel Hill, N.C., and playing fall baseball, Williams received the bad news. His grade-point-average had dropped to .004 below what is required to play. (Observer-Reporter)

North Carolina's win over Miami delayed by weather, slow start

After weathering a couple of delays thanks to Mother Nature, UNC continued the offensive outburst it’s displayed this week in the ACC Baseball Tournament. The second-seeded Tar Heels rallied to knock off sixth-seeded Miami 12-4 in a semifinal at Louisville Slugger Field. With the win, the Tar Heels advance to play Florida State in Sunday’s noon championship game. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Cardinals minor league report: Zac Gallen switching things up at Palm Beach

The Cardinals’ farm system is rife with good, young pitching. One name that isn’t mentioned often however is the team’s third-round draft pick in 2016, Zac Gallen. In his first full professional season, the 21-year-old righthander out of North Carolina is off to a scorching start with advanced Single-A Palm Beach. Through his first eight starts, Gallen has a 1.72 ERA. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

2016-2017 was an incredible year for North Carolina athletics

A national championship, five Final Fours (or NCAA Tournament semi-finals), and five ACC regular season or tournament championships. There were also awards won and records set—both individual and team achievements. At times, it seems easy to take the success that Carolina has had for granted and just brush it off as another typical year for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

No. 2 Carolina Baseball Thumps Miami, Advances To ACC Final

For those who have watched second-seeded North Carolina closely this week, Saturday night's 12-4 win over sixth-seeded Miami in Saturday night's Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship semifinal game followed a familiar script. The Tar Heels have outscored their three ACC Championship opponents this week by a combined 34-8. (GoHeels.com)

UNC advances to ACC baseball championship game

North Carolina is headed back to the ACC Baseball Tournament championship game for the first time since winning the title in 2013 (Highlights). UNC scored at least 10 runs for a third straight game, but this time didn’t do it early as they fell behind 3-0 to Miami. But UNC scored three in the fourth and sixth innings and added four in the seventh en route to a 12-4 decision. (Durham Herald-Sun)

ACC Tournament: What to know for semifinal Saturday

North Carolina, ranked No. 2 in the nation and seeded second this week, has been by far the most overpowering squad in Louisville this week. The Tar Heels scored 20 runs in their first eight innings of the tournament, following up a mercy-rule beating of Boston College by jumping all over rival NC State, who entered the game as perhaps the hottest team in the ACC. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

In return to Citi mound, Matt Harvey continues battle with self

Making his first appearance at Citi Field since he was suspended May 6 for not showing up to the ballpark, and the ensuing embarrassing headlines about his partying and love life, Matt Harvey was greeted largely by quiet indifference then had to fight through his lack of command and lower velocity as the Mets bats bailed him out for a 9-3 win. (New York Daily News)

Tar Heels stomp Pack

The North Carolina baseball team wasted little time jumping on rival N.C. State on Friday in the ACC baseball tournament. The Tar Heels earned a 12-4 victory over the Wolfpack, using a 10-run first inning to set the tone en route to securing a spot in Saturday’s 4 p.m. semifinal against Miami. UNC (46-11) scored eight runs with two outs in the first inning and never looked back. (The Robesonian)

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