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Dalatri, Hiatt, McGee Earn Freshman All-America Baseball Honors

Gianluca Dalatri, Josh Hiatt and Ashton McGee were named to the 2017 Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American team, announced Wednesday. Dalatri, a right-hander from Wall Township, New Jersey, went 7-3 with a 3.34 ERA in 15 starts his rookie season. Charlotte product Hiatt was a bullpen stalwart who registered 13 saves and had a 0.29 ERA in ACC competition. (GoHeels.com)

Andrew Miller Doesn’t Have Any Saves, And He’s The Best Reliever In Baseball

Cleveland’s Andrew Miller is the sort of pitcher we had in mind when we developed the goose egg, our replacement for the save stat that rewards pitchers for throwing scoreless relief innings in clutch situations. Miller isn’t the Indians’ closer and in fact, Miller doesn’t have a single save yet this season. But no reliever has contributed more to his team’s bottom line. (FiveThirtyEight)

UNC's 2017 mantra achieved despite early NCAA exit

“Tomorrow, we’re gonna put two back up,” head coach Mike Fox of North Carolina said Wednesday prior to the Chapel Hill Regional, opener against Davidson. The 2017 UNC baseball team had come up with the mantra: “two back up” this season after Fox removed the two big, blue NCAA logo stickers off the outfield walls of Boshamer Stadium this past fall. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Two controversial ninth-inning outs doom Tar Heels

With the game-tying run on third with two outs, Michael Busch chopped one to first base resulting in a bang-bang play for the final out. Davidson pitcher Durin O'Linger appeared to be off the bag when he received the throw. This freeze frame of his foot proves inconclusive, or does it? UNC coach Mike Fox wasn't in the mood for excuses after the game. (Carolina Blue)

Abrupt End to UNC Baseball's Stellar Season

Sometimes it’s only a couple of plays that determine the outcome of a game, or in No. 2 national seed North Carolina’s case on Sunday, a season. Davidson starter Josh Hudson knew he could be effective against the Tar Heel bats. After all, he threw nearly six innings of no-hit ball at Boshamer Stadium on May 9. The problem was his control last month. (Inside Carolina)

For UNC, season-ending defeat against Davidson is ‘just miserable’

These were the sort of circumstances that had inspired some of UNC's best moments during the past four months, a season of renewal and rebirth for a baseball program that had long been one of the nation's strongest, before a three-season slump. The Tar Heels thrived in situations like these. And then the end came, and suddenly there was no more fighting to be done. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Davidson denies Tar Heels by winning NCAA regional

Davidson dealt North Carolina’s baseball team a season-ending defeat by winning 2-1 in Sunday’s NCAA regional final at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels had the potential tying run thrown out at the plate when Brandon Riley was tagged trying to score on Zack Gahagan’s one-out single to right field. “Just to get that close, that’s hard to take,” UNC coach Mike Fox said. (Burlington Times-News)

Carolina's season ends in disappointment

The Tar Heels were the No. 2 national seed entering the NCAA Tournament. They had a record of 49-13 entering Sunday's game against Davidson --- the No. 4 seed in the regional. After Davidson trounced UNC on Friday, Sunday's game was a rematch. But it ended in disappointment for UNC in a 2-1 loss, with drama at the end and tears in the locker room. (Carolina Blue)

Turner's Take: Break Your Heart

It's the toughest out of your career, if you're Adam Pate. He graduated from Carolina nearly a month ago. He's married. He's an adult now. He'll take off that Carolina jersey for the final time at some point. Maybe he has by now, but he didn't seem in a hurry to remove it Sunday night. "It's been special," he said of his time at Carolina and his senior year. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Baseball Coach Mike Fox Post-Davidson Press Conference

After a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Davidson Sunday night, the Tar Heels hung their helmets for the final time of the 2017 season. Fighting tears, coach Mike Fox told the media the season with his 36 athletes was one of the most memorable years of his coaching career. Video courtesy Inside Carolina. View Video...

UNC Baseball Knocked Out of NCAA Tournament

A play at the plate in the ninth inning went Davidson’s way, and as a result, the Wildcats upset No. 2 national seed UNC, 2-1, on Sunday. With Brandon Riley representing the tying run at second base, Zach Gahagan singled to right field to set up the dramatic events at home plate. Riley avoided catcher Jake Sidwell’s initial tag, but in doing so, failed to tag the plate on his first pass. (Inside Carolina)

UNC's baseball season ends with 2-1 loss to Davidson in Regional Championship

UNC's baseball season ended Sunday night with a 2-1 loss to Davidson in the Chapel Hill Regional as the home team's ninth-inning rally fell short. The Wildcats (35-24) advance to their first Super Regional after getting the program's first NCAA Tournament win ever on Friday. The overall No. 2 seed Tar Heels were hosting their first NCAA Regional in four years. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Mike Fox confident in UNC's pitching heading into rematch versus Davidson

It all clicked on Sunday afternoon for North Carolina to set up a rematch with the Davidson Wildcats at 6:00 PM. In a win-or-go-home scenario against Florida Gulf Coast, the Heels had hot bats that clocked 15 hits and scored 10 runs. UNC would defeat the Eagles 10-1. The attention now turns to an elimination game against the Wildcats. (Carolina Blue)

Steady offense helps UNC past FGCU, 10-1

Steady offense helped UNC keep its season alive with a 10-1 win against FGCU in the Tar Heels' second elimination game victory Sunday afternoon. UNC plays Davidson Sunday evening in the Chapel Hill Regional Championship. The Wildcats will advance to their first-ever Super Regional with a win, the Tar Heels force a Monday winner-takes-Super rematch with a win. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Andrew Miller: From Tar Heel to Untouchable

When former Diamond Heel Andrew Miller comes in to the game for the Cleveland Indians, the inning is already over. His minuscule 0.98 ERA and 83 Ks in 55 innings since being traded to Cleveland make it easy to understand why; not to mention he was the 4th ever reliever to win an ALCS MVP (besides Dennis Eckersley, Mariano Rivera and Koji Uehara) in 2016. (Tar Heel Blog)

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