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UNC Baseball Back in Familiar Territory

North Carolina Baseball is set to host a regional for the first time since 2013 after making the postseason for the first time since 2014. After hoping for their names to be called the previous two Memorial Day shows, the Tar Heels took that decision out of the selection committee’s hands with a dominant 47-12 record and 16 wins in their last 19 games. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels looking for fast start in NCAA baseball regional

Some baseball coaches like to hold their best pitcher back for the second game of a double-elimination tournament. UNC’s Mike Fox isn’t among them. Fox is handing the ball to ACC Pitcher of the Year J.B. Bukauskas on Friday for the Tar Heels’ 6 p.m. NCAA regional opener against Davidson at Boshamer Stadium. His reasoning? This isn’t time of year to take chances. (North State Journal)

Chapel Hill Regional Thursday Notebook

Thursday was NCAA Regional practice day at Boshamer Stadium. UNC is coming off of a 7-3 loss to Florida State in the ACC Championship game, but you wouldn't know that talking to the Tar Heels. They are the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Championship and hosting postseason baseball in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels are only looking ahead with all of their goals in front of them. (GoHeels.com)

After offseason surgery, infielder Zack Gahagan adjusts role amid stacked Tar Heels lineup

Zack Gahagan lost a good amount of strength prior to his junior season with the UNC baseball team. Yet his determination — not to mention his versatility in the field — following surgery for a blood clot has provided a powerful message for the Tar Heels this year. For a player who uses strength and stamina as one of his major assets, this could have been a setback. (Burlington Times News)

Davidson baseball draws tough but familiar foe for first NCAA tournament game

Davidson baseball coach Dick Cooke’s 27-year wait ended Monday when the Wildcats officially earned the first NCAA tournament berth in school history. Davidson, which battled through the losers’ bracket to win the Atlantic-10 tournament, has a tough draw: The Wildcats will face No. 2 national seed North Carolina on Friday in Chapel Hill. (Charlotte Observer)

Bukauskas, Warmoth Earn First-Team All-America Honors

The Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I All-American baseball teams and National Players of The Year were announced Thursday, and UNC juniors J.B. Bukauskas and Logan Warmoth were named to the first team. Junior Brian Miller was a third-team selection. Bukauskas, the ACC Pitcher of the Year, enters the NCAA tournament 9-0 with a 2.02 ERA and 111 strikeouts. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Hubert Davis, NCAA Baseball

On the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast, hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com speak to UNC men's basketball assistant coach Hubert Davis and preview this weekend's NCAA Tournament baseball regional in Chapel Hill. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

2017 NCAA Tournament Chapel Hill Regional Preview

As the No. 2 national seed, the Tar Heels are clearly the favorite to make it out of their own Chapel Hill Regional, and should have enough depth and balance in all areas to withstand a run from the other three teams. With that said, senior Adam Pate is the only player on the team with NCAA tournament experience, so UNC will have to avoid any postseason jitters. (Baseball America)

Turner's Take: Mashton

Ashton McGee is entrenched as the Tar Heels' designated hitter and occasional second baseman. As the third hitter in the lineup, McGee leads the team in on-base percentage and is second in both batting average and slugging. "It's amazing," coach Mike Fox said. "He started classes January 11 and had five weeks to prepare for Division I baseball. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina Baseball's Secret Weapon Is This Dog

UNC baseball went 47-12 and earned the second overall seed in the NCAA tournament. They’ll get to host tournament games until they are eliminated or make the College World Series. One may assume that this is because they are stocked with skilled hitters and pitchers, and while they are indisputably talented, they also have something no other team has: Remington. (Deadspin)

Colin Moran Showing Improvement in Triple-A

Colin Moran has had an interesting trip through the minor leagues. From a potentially rumored #1 overall pick, to being traded to another organization only a year later, he has seen his fair share of ups and downs. This season, he seems to be making big improvements that are paying off. Moran attended UNC where he hit .345 with 13 HR, and 91 RBI in 71 games in 2013. (Crawfish Boxes)

J.B. Bukauskas Named Golden Spikes Semifinalist

USA Baseball unveiled the 25 semifinalists for the 40th USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award on Wednesday, and North Carolina junior right-hander J.B. Bukauskas is among those included. The Golden Spikes Award is given to the top amateur baseball player in the United States and is presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation. (GoHeels.com)

Chapel Hill Regional Breakdown

Most Exciting Player: Brian Miller, OF, North Carolina. Dynamic speedster who can make highlight-reel catches in center field and push the action on the basepaths, giving him a real shot to be drafted toward the end of the first round. Best Pitcher: J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, UNC. A potential top-10 overall pick with an electric fastball and a devastating slider. (D1 Baseball)

J.B. Bukauskas Finalist For CBF Pitcher Of The Year Award

Each of the five finalists for the Pitcher of the Year Award certainly qualify as an ace. The five finalists are UNC junior J.B. Bukauskas, Oregon State junior Luke Heimlich, St. John's freshman Sean Mooney, Loyola-Marymount junior Cory Abbott and Texas Tech sophomore Steven Gingery. Bukauskas was 9-0 with a 2.02 ERA, and he struck out 111 batters in 89 innings. (GoHeels.com)

Logan Warmoth Named Wallace Award Finalist

Brooks Wallace was known as a slick-fielding shortstop for Texas Tech in the 1980s, and this year's group of finalists for the Brooks Wallace Award certainly live up to that billing. And they can hit, too. Logan Warmoth led the way for North Carolina, hitting .336 on the year with nine home runs and 45 RBIs and had just seven errors for a .969 fielding percentage. (GoHeels.com)

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