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Rob Wooten re-signs with Braves

Not three weeks after being released by the Atlanta Braves, relief pitcher Rob Wooten has re-signed with the team, the 30-year-old right-hander announced on Saturday. A 13th-round selection of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 out of UNC, Wooten worked his way up the Brewers system over five seasons, making his major league debut in 2013. (Today's Knuckleball)

North Carolina Misses ACC Baseball Tournament

UNC entered Saturday’s rubber match against N.C. State controlling its own destiny. Win, and you get to play in the ACC Tournament. One squandered opportunity later, the Diamond Heels' season may be over. “It’s not nice being in this position” said head coach Mike Fox after the game. “But it is what it is and we’ll see what happens.” (Inside Carolina)

No. 17 UNC Baseball Drops Series Finale, 10-1

Preston Palmeiro hit his second two-run homer in as many days and No. 13 North Carolina State scored a 10-1 series-deciding win over No. 17 North Carolina Saturday afternoon at Doak Field. Palmeiro was one of four Wolfpack hitters with two hits on the day, while Adam Pate led the Carolina attack with three knocks. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Baseball Lights Up NC State 16-4, Moves Toward Postseason Berth

With their season hanging in the balance, the UNC baseball team played lights out Friday night at Doak Field in Raleigh. Literally. A stadium power outage in the middle of the sixth inning delayed the game for 17 minutes–with the Tar Heels ahead 8-2–before their 16-4 blowout of the No. 13 NC State Wolfpack was finally completed. (Chapelboro.com)

Diamond Heels Blow Out NC State, 16-4

No. 17 North Carolina produced its biggest offensive output against North Carolina State in 15 years as the Tar Heels pounded the No. 13 Wolfpack 16-4 Friday night at Doak Field. Kyle Datres had a career-high four hits and Logan Warmoth matched a career-best with four RBIs for UNC, which improved to 34-20 and 13-16 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Beats NC State 16-4 - Highlights

The Tar Heels were clicking on all cylinders as they handily took game 2 against the Wolfpack, 16-4. UNC got 18 hits led by Logan Warmoth and Tyler Ramirez who combined for 5 hits and 7 RBI. UNC needs a win Saturday to qualify for the ACC Tournament. View Video...

How did we get here with Mets’ Matt Harvey?

If the Mets could do it all over again, knowing what they know now, after seeing Matt Harvey utterly come apart this season, would they have chosen to shut him down early last September? Or is that merely a smokescreen, an alibi born of convenience, a way of covering for a pitcher unable to fend for himself? (Newsday)

Tar Heels Fail to Convert Early

Despite chasing N.C. State starting pitcher Cory Wilder in the first inning, North Carolina failed to generate enough offense in dropping its series opener, 6-4, at Doak Field on Thursday. “We had a chance to be ahead more than 2-0,” head coach Mike Fox said after the loss. “I think it would have put a lot of pressure on them." (Inside Carolina)

Bryce Harper may be baseball’s next great star, but he still can’t hit Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey has had a rocky start to the season. Luckily for the Dark Knight, he can always count on one man to help break him out of a slump, reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper. Harvey has repeatedly had the three-time All-Star's number. Harper is hitless in 20 career at-bats against the Mets pitcher, striking out seven times. (New York Daily News)

No. 17 Carolina Baseball Falls At No. 13 NCSU, 6-4

Joe Dunand and Brock Deatherage had back-to-back run-scoring doubles in a three-run sixth to lift No. 13 NC State to a 6-4 win over No. 17 UNC Thursday at Doak Field. Logan Warmoth tied a career-high with four hits for the Tar Heels, who grabbed an early two-run lead but left the tying runs on base in the ninth in falling to 33-20 and 12-16 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)

Matt Harvey is a mess, and here’s the Mets’ diagnosis

On a chilly April night in 2013, about when a “Harvey Day” became a can’t-miss city event, Matt Harvey out-pitched Washington’s resident stud, Stephen Strasburg. Mets fans, not afraid to share their opinions, unleashed a Citi Field chorus of “Harvey’s Better! Harvey’s Better!” Now, three years and one month later, Harvey and Strasburg are scheduled to match fastball and breaking stuff again at Citi Field on Thursday. (New York Post)

Tar Heel baseball holds more desperate plight than Wolfpack

UNC’s baseball team continues to envision the chance to make something special of the season. “Everything is still in play for us,” coach Mike Fox said. “I try not to put too much pressure on them.” Some of that is bound to be evident beginning Thursday in Raleigh, where the Tar Heels embark on a three-game series against NC State to wrap up the ACC regular season. (Burlington Times News)

No. 17 Diamond Heels Head To Raleigh To Close Regular Season

No. 17 North Carolina wraps up its regular season schedule this weekend with a three-game series at No. 13 NC State starting Thursday at 6 p.m. at Doak Field at Dail Park. The Tar Heels enter the season’s final regular season series tied for ninth in the ACC standings with Duke, but they are just one game back of Clemson and Wake Forest for sixth. (GoHeels.com)

Kyle Seager enjoys remarkable turnaround after April malaise

Since April 27, Kyle Seager is 26 for 67 (.388 batting average) with eight doubles, two triples, four homers, 14 RBIs and six walks. He's recorded a hit in 17 of his past 21 games. During that stretch, he's tied for first in the American League in extra-base hits (16), is second in OPS (1.136), third in slugging (.734) and tied for third in doubles (eight). (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

UNC Baseball Facing “Do-or-Die” Scenario Against NC State

It all comes down to this for the UNC baseball team. Three games in Raleigh against its fiercest rival—the No. 13 NC State Wolfpack—with its season on the line. Currently sitting ninth in the tight ACC standings—tied with Duke and just one game ahead in the win column over Boston College and Notre Dame—the Tar Heels find themselves in a bit of a tricky position, able to finish anywhere between fifth and 13th. (Chapelboro.com)

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