No. 5 Cardinals Take Series Finale In SlugfestCorey Ray had three hits and drove in three runs in support of Kyle Funkhouser as No. 5 Louisville beat No. 17 North Carolina 10-6 Sunday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Zack Gahagan clubbed his fifth home run for the Tar Heels, who pounded out 11 hits on the day but could not slow down the powerful Louisville offense. (GoHeels.com)
Emotional Win Breathes Life Into UNCMike Fox showered and changed, then emerged from North Carolina’s raucous locker room to meet with media. A reporter greeted him by saying, “You needed that one a little bit, huh?” Fox laughed. “That might be the understatement of the college baseball season right there, I don’t know,” he said. “Yeah, we needed that one. That’s all you can say: We definitely needed that one.” (D1 Baseball)
Video: Logan Warmoth's Walk-Off Home Run vs. LouisvilleLogan Warmoth provided the heroics for the Tar Heels as his walk-off home run in the 10th inning propelled North Carolina to the 3-2 win over No. 9 Louisville Saturday in Chapel Hill.
Warmoth's Walkoff Homer Lifts UNC Past LouisvilleLogan Warmoth's game-winning home run in the bottom of the 10th lifted No. 17 North Carolina to a 3-2 win over No. 5 Louisville Saturday at Boshamer Stadium. Warmoth blasted a 1-1 pitch from Shane Hummel over the wall in left to set off a wild celebration at home plate for the Tar Heels, who reached the 30-win mark for the 19th consecutive season. (GoHeels.com)
UNC's Bats Lacking JuiceNorth Carolina’s troubles at the plate continued in Friday night’s 6-0 loss to No. 5 Louisville. The Tar Heels (29-16, 9-13 ACC) entered this weekend’s pivotal series tied for fourth in the ACC in runs scored (317). That statistic, however, is deceiving. In league play, UNC is averaging 5.1 runs per game. In its last 16 ACC games, UNC is averaging 3.9 runs per game. (Inside Carolina)
No. 17 Diamond Heels Drop Series Opener To No. 5 LouisvilleBrendan McKay and Zack Burdi combined to throw nine scoreless innings as No. 5 Louisville took game one from No. 17 North Carolina 6-0 Friday night at Boshamer Stadium. McKay added a pair of hits for the Cardinals, who improved to 37-9 and 15-7 in ACC play. Zac Gallen was stellar in a losing effort, allowing just two earned runs on six hits in 7.2 innings of work. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Baseball Really Needs a Good Weekend vs LouisvilleThe Tar Heels face a rather perilous nine game ACC slate starting this weekend with #9 Louisville coming to Chapel Hill. This is just the second time UNC has meet the Cardinals in ACC play since the latter joined the league. Louisville beat UNC 7-4 during the ACC Tournament last season. The Cardinals are 36-9 overall and 14-7 in ACC play. (Tar Heel Blog)
UNC Baseball Prepares For Tough Weekend SeriesIn what might be their toughest test so far this season, the Tar Heels welcome Louisville to Boshamer Stadium for a three game series starting Friday. The Cardinals come to Chapel Hill as the fifth-ranked team in the nation and a 33-9 overall record. Friday’s matchup will see Tar Heel ace Zac Gallen take on the ACC strikeout leader Brendan McKay. (Chapelboro.com)
Do Matt Harvey's Mets struggles prove Scott Boras right?As Matt Harvey labored through 5.2 innings against a hapless Braves lineup on Tuesday night, you could almost feel a disappointed nod and head shake happening 3,000 miles away at Boras Corp. Eight months after the Mets, Matt Harvey and super agent Scott Boras engaged in a war of words and disagreement on how to handle Harvey's role in the 2015 pennant race, Boras' outlook on his client's innings looks prescient. (NJ.com)
Heels, Pack face critical weekend ACC baseball series'The next two weeks of Triangle college baseball may as well be the Louisville Invitational. North Carolina plays host to the Cardinals this weekend; N.C. State plays last year’s ACC regular-season champs next weekend in Kentucky. North Carolina’s pitching staff will have its hands full when the Cardinals come to Boshamer Stadium this weekend. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Tyler Ramirez named to Academic All-District baseball teamUNC junior outfielder Tyler Ramirez has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District baseball team. Ramirez is one of 13 players named to the Division I roster for District 3, which includes all DI schools in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Ramirez is majoring in business administration and leads the Tar Heels in home runs (7), RBI (41) and extra-base hits (19). (WRAL Sports Fan)
No. 17 Carolina Baseball Hosts No. 5 Louisville This WeekendNo. 17 North Carolina returns to ACC play for the first time in 12 days when the Tar Heels host No. 5 Louisville in the opener of a three-game series Friday at 6 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. UNC has won three straight midweek games around an off weekend for final exams to improve to 29-15 on the year. Louisville enters the weekend riding a six-game winning streak. (GoHeels.com)
Turner's Take: May DaysIt's crunch time in college baseball season. Carolina has 11 games remaining to try to complete a résumé that has them in –or even hosting– an NCAA Tournament Regional. Nine of those games are three-game series against tough ACC opponents. Two of those three series are against teams ranked in the top eight of the RPI, no. 2 Louisville and no. 8 NC State. (GoHeels.com)
Larry Fedora, B.J. Surhoff Earn $20k For CharityNorth Carolina head coach Larry Fedora and UNC baseball great B.J. Surhoff teamed to post a three-under-par total to earn $20,000 for charity at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge. Team winnings will be split evenly between endowed scholarships at the universities and foundations or charities of the coach’s choice. (GoHeels.com)
Video: No. 17 UNC Baseball Blanks VCU, 11-0 - HighlightsJason Morgan tossed six shutout innings and No. 17 North Carolina cruised past VCU 11-0 on May 3, 2016.