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Turner's Take: Mound of Rebound

On Tuesday, it was simple: Beat Virginia Tech, and the Tar Heels would get three more chances to prove their worth on the field. Lose, and they’d go home and cross their fingers for Monday’s NCAA Tournament Selection Show. So if Tuesday’s game wasn’t officially a ‘must-win’ game, it was surely a ‘would feel a lot better if won.’ (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Dunbar has sights set on education after school

North Carolina junior catcher Korey Dunbar isn’t like most 21-year-olds when it comes to life perspective. “If Korey’s teammates aren’t looking at him as an example of how they should carry themselves, they are missing the boat,” UNC head coach Mike Fox said. As far back as eighth grade, Dunbar assisted his older sister Kara teaching special needs students in his home state of West Virginia. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Matt Harvey's post-Tommy John Surgery numbers looking quite good

Matt Harvey has thrown 16 straight scoreless innings dating back to the one start he lost—against the Phillies. His ERA is now 1.98 this season and 0.96 in his last four starts. Harvey now has four starts this season in which he pitched at least six innings and allowed no runs. That’s the most such starts in the majors. In 2013, the year Harvey started the All-Star Game, he had five such starts all season. (ESPN.com)

Video: UNC-Virginia Tech ACC Tournament Highlights

North Carolina scored four times in the fourth inning to help fuel its play-in round victory over Virginia Tech, 5-3. Tar Heels starting pitcher Zac Gallen gave up a run in the second inning, but recovered nicely, fanning seven Hokies over 6.2 innings of work. UNC advances into the pool play stage of the championship where it will first take on top-seeded Louisville. View Video...

North Carolina Defeats Virginia Tech to Advance to Pool Play

After struggling through the final two weeks of the regular season, eighth-seeded UNC hoped to turn things back around during the 2015 ACC Baseball Championship. The Tar Heels took a step in that direction on Tuesday. UNC used a solid outing by Zac Gallen and strong relief work by Trevor Kelley to turn back ninth-seeded Virginia Tech, 5-3, in Tuesday’s second play-in game at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. (The ACC)

As the Dustin Ackley era continues to sputter in Seattle, a change of scenery may be in order

That the curtain is closing on the Dustin Ackley era in Seattle, such as it was, seems inevitable. He now induces that level of visceral scorn reserved only for the most desperately struggling Mariners. Not quite Chone Figgins territory, but descending quickly. What is more difficult to fathom is how it got to this point, where every time Lloyd McClendon writes Ackley’s name in the lineup, it seems to be either a reprieve, or a last rite. (Seattle Times)

Angels catcher Chris Iannetta taking his demotion in stride

Angels catcher Carlos Perez was in the lineup for Friday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles in Camden Yards, the seventh start in nine games for the 24-year-old rookie who was called up from triple-A Salt Lake on May 4. It’s pretty clear that Perez, who was hitting .318 with one homer and four runs batted in entering Friday has supplanted the struggling Chris Iannetta (.101) as the starter behind the plate, even though Manager Mike Scioscia hasn’t come right out and said it. (Los Angeles Times)

The fleeting success of college baseball in the state of North Carolina

In 2013, the college baseball series between North Carolina and N.C. State was the hottest ticket in the Triangle. The Tar Heels and Wolfpack were top-10 national programs who put together an epic, 18-inning ACC Tournament game in front of 11,392 fans at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. It was the largest crowd to see a college baseball game in North Carolina. And that was just the beginning, as the series went from Tobacco Road to Omaha. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heels Open ACC Tournament Versus Virginia Tech

It is not an exaggeration to say UNC's season is on the line in this game. The Tar Heels, who were seemingly a mortal lock for an NCAA berth just two weeks ago have lost six straight ACC games and in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001. Incidentally the 2001 season was the last time UNC was swept in back-to-back weekends in ACC play. (Tar Heel Blog)

Zac Gallen's journey to becoming UNC's ace

North Carolina right handed pitcher Zac Gallen began his baseball career a long way away from the mound. He was five years old and tossed out in right field on his dad’s little league team full of seven, eight and nine year-olds. But he wasn’t making daisy chains or daydreaming. Instead he had his mind on the mound as he stood there practicing his pitching motion over and over. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Been here, done that: Tar Heel baseball looks to regroup

A wrong turn late in the season has sent North Carolina’s baseball team down a much-too-travelled road. The Tar Heels are one of four teams in the ACC Tournament’s single-elimination round. UNC is in this position for the second year in a row. The eighth-seeded Tar Heels, who face ninth-seeded Virginia Tech Tuesday, were swept in their last two series by Notre Dame and Virginia (Burlington Times News)

Slumping Tar Heels aim to pick it up in ACC baseball tourney

When the UNC baseball team begins ACC Tournament play Tuesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, it will be in a familiar situation, for better or worse. For the second year in a row, the Tar Heels, who won their last ACC title in 2013, begin their quest for the crown from today's play-in game. "We're in somewhat familiar territory, which is probably not a good thing," UNC coach Mike Fox said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tuesday Holds the Key for Tar Heels’ NCAA Hopes

As the ACC baseball tournament begins at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Tuesday eighth-seeded UNC will take on the ninth-seeded Virginia Tech Hokies in the second of two play-in games–and a loss could potentially end the Tar Heels’ season. Just a few short weeks ago it was thought that the Tar Heels could potentially host an NCAA Tournament regional at Boshamer Stadium. (Chapelboro.com)

Four Tar Heels Earn All-ACC Baseball Honors

North Carolina sophomore right-hander Zac Gallen was named to the All-ACC second team to lead four honorees as announced by the league office Monday. Senior righty Benton Moss and junior outfielder Skye Bolt were third-team selections and newcomer J.B. Bukauskas was named to the all-freshman team as voted by the league's 14 head coaches. (GoHeels.com)

This Week with Mike Fox

Inside Carolina continues its weekly interview series with head coach Mike Fox after the Diamond Heels were swept by Virginia to end the regular season and finish 33-22 (13-16 ACC). They open ACC Tournament play against Virginia Tech on Tuesday at 3 p.m. (Inside Carolina)

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