Tyler Ramirez looks past MLB to NCAAsFor North Carolina junior outfielder Tyler Ramirez, there’s more to life than baseball. There always has been. Sure, he came to UNC to play baseball — but not with the lofty aspirations of a heralded recruit, looking to use college as a springboard to the major leagues. He arrived with the hopes of playing a few innings, with the ultimate goal of earning his degree. (Daily Tar Heel)
Turner's Take: The Real HeelsUNC's baseball season has been an adventure. The Tar Heels lost a home series to Georgia Tech, then were swept at Miami. They took two of three from Virginia Tech and beat South Carolina 15-0 before losing a series at Virginia, then falling at home to Coastal Carolina. The team that won 90 percent of its first 20 games now can do no better than .500 in its second 20. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Baseball Rolls Past William & Mary, 17-2 - HighlightsBrandon Riley drove in four runs and No. 13 North Carolina matched its season high with 17 runs in a 17-2 win over William & Mary on April 20, 2016
UNC pitcher Jason Morgan finds redemption in win over William & MaryJason Morgan needed to make some adjustments.After a rough performance against Virginia on Sunday, Morgan took to the mound at Boshamer Stadium on Wednesday seeking a second chance.And through three perfect innings in No. 13 North Carolina’s 17-2 win over William & Mary, he found that redemption. (Daily Tar Heel)
No. 13 Diamond Heels Roll Past William & Mary, 17-2Brandon Riley drove in four runs and No. 13 UNC matched its season high with 17 runs in a 17-2 win over William & Mary Wednesday at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels hit double figures in runs for the 14th time this year and improved to 17-3 in non-conference games. Cole Aker worked two scoreless innings out of the bullpen to pick up his third win. (GoHeels.com)
J.B. Bukauskas Named To Golden Spikes Midseason ListUSA Baseball released its 60-player midseason Golden Spikes Award watch list on Wednesday, moving closer to naming the top amateur baseball player in the country, and North Carolina sophomore right-hander J.B. Bukauskas is among those featured. Bukauskas leads all starters nationally with 13.50 strikeouts per nine innings. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Baseball Sliding into Final Month of the SeasonAfter an 18-2 start to the season, No. 13 North Carolina has lost 10 of its last 17 games and finds itself on similar footing to last year’s team that ultimately missed the postseason for the first time in 15 years. “We’re just an average team right now,” UNC head coach Mike Fox said following his team’s 6-3 loss to No. 16 Coastal Carolina on Tuesday. (Inside Carolina)
No. 13 UNC Baseball Falls To No. 16 Coastal Carolina, 6-3Zack Gahagan drove in three runs and hit his fourth home run of the season, but No. 13 North Carolina couldn't dig out of an early hole and fell 6-3 to No. 16 Coastal Carolina Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Rodney Hutchison struck out seven in 4.2 innings of relief for the Tar Heels, who host William & Mary Wednesday night at 6 pm. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Bad Lip Reading - Tar Heel Coaches EditionIt's Bad Lip Reading, North Carolina coaches style! Originally shown at the 2016 Rammys on Monday, April 18 2016.
This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike FoxMike Fox: "Our league once again is strong and the parity is unlike many other years with everyone bunched right together except for really one or two teams. Again it is about how you finish and we have four series left and more importantly seven games before we break for exams. Seven really important games and a tough matchup at Wake Forest." (Inside Carolina)
Video: UNC Athletics - Bring 'Em OutDiving teammates Jack Nyquist and Ozzie Moyer wrote an "Even More Fire" version of Bring 'Em Out. Tar Heel Style featuring all of UNC's talented teams.
Rammys Recognize Tar Heel SuccessesFrom the opening strains of the all-sports video score to the closing cheers of the alma mater, the fourth-annual Rammy Awards highlighted UNC’s successes of the past year within the Department of Athletics and beyond. The awards show recognized student-athletes and teams that have excelled academically, athletically and in service. (GoHeels.com)
No. 15 Diamond Heels Host Coastal, W&M This WeekNo. 15 hosts a pair of midweek games when the Tar Heels welcome No. 16 Coastal Carolina and William & Mary Tuesday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. UNC is 25-11 on the year after a 2-2 week that featured wins over No. 2 South Carolina and No. 25 Virginia. Coastal enters Tuesday as one of the nation’s hottest teams. (GoHeels.com)
UNC baseball searches for positives in series lossThere is always a silver lining. After splitting two games with No. 25 Virginia on Friday and Saturday, the No. 13 North Carolina baseball team lost 15-9 on Sunday for its third series loss in ACC play. But Coach Mike Fox still found positives in the loss. “We had some guys gain confidence at the plate, hit it right on the nose but it didn’t fall in,” he said. “It’s part of the game.” (Daily Tar Heel)
No. 13 Diamond Heels Drop Series Finale at VirginiaNo. 25 Virginia grabbed a series-clinching 15-9 win over No. 13 North Carolina Sunday at Davenport Field. Matt Thaiss homered and drove in four runs to lead the Cavaliers to their fourth consecutive series win over the Tar Heels. Eli Sutherland drove in four and Brian Miller had a career-high five hits for UNC, which could not overcome a season-high 13 walks from its pitching staff. (GoHeels.com)