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Being a Moran is not an Insult

Colin Moran is a third baseman knocking on the door for a big league job. He seems to be flying under the radar, but he will likely make his debut this year and have more of an impact than many expect, if not this year, then certainly by next year. This is the sort of prospect who can sneak up on you and then, oops, end up having a solid 12 year career. (Fake Teams)

Zac Gallen Fans Thirteen In Complete Game Win

Zac Gallen struck out a career-high 13 batters en route to his second career complete game shutout as No. 11 UNC blanked Virginia Tech 6-0 Friday at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights). Gallen struck out the side in the ninth - reaching 200 career punchouts in the process - to improve to 4-2 on the season. Kyle Datres hit his first career home run for the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)

No. 11 UNC Baseball Welcomes Virginia Tech For Three

No. 11 North Carolina wraps a five-game homestand this weekend against Virginia Tech starting Friday at 7 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. UNC is 21-8 and 6-6 in league play after splitting a pair of midweek games with High Point and UNC Asheville. Virginia Tech is in the midst of a 15-game losing streak. All three games this weekend will be broadcast on ESPN3. (GoHeels.com)

No. 11 Diamond Heels Fall To UNC Asheville, 3-2

Joe Tietjen made a diving catch for a game-ending double play to lift UNC Asheville to a 3-2 win over No. 11 North Carolina Wednesday at Boshamer Stadium. UNC loaded the bases with one out in the ninth before Tietjen robbed Tyler Ramirez of a potential game-winning hit and threw to second for the final out of the game. Logan Warmoth had two hits and an RBI to lead the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)

Yankees' Andrew Miller, UNC alum, on NCAA title game, basketball memories

Andrew Miller grew up in Gainesville, Fla., loving the Florida Gators, but he's been bleeding Tar Heel blue since starring at UNC in baseball from 2004-06. "I watch every Carolina game I can and this was a fun team to watch," he said. "Actually, the last two or three teams were fun. It's hard not to root for (UNC guard) Marcus Paige." (NJ.com)

Seven Tar Heels Open 2016 On MLB Rosters

Seven former North Carolina baseball standouts began the 2016 Major League Baseball season this week. Sixty-three Tar Heels have appeared at the Major League level dating back to Bob Lawson, who spent two seasons with Boston and Baltimore in 1901 and 1902. Here's a look at the current crop of UNC big leaguers: (GoHeels.com)

Catcher Chris Iannetta off to strong start for Mariners

Chris Iannetta came to the plate three times in the opening-day loss to the Rangers on Monday. And all three times he reached base, notching two singles and a walk in his first game as a Mariner. Iannetta knows he’s been a slow starter — hitting .093 in April last season. He’s hoping a good start with a new team could spur a bounce-back season. (Seattle Times)

No. 11 Diamond Heels Cruise Past High Point, 8-1

Tyler Ramirez's RBI triple highlighted a five-run first inning and No. 11 UNC rolled to an 8-1 win over visiting High Point Tuesday at Boshamer Stadium. All nine starters reached base for the Tar Heels, who improved to 14-1 in non-conference games. Ramirez and Tyler Warmoth had two hits apiece and Spencer Trayner picked up his second win. (GoHeels.com)

No. 7 Diamond Heels Drop Series Finale to Miami, 7-4

No. 2 Miami scored five times in the fifth inning and completed a three-game sweep of No. 7 North Carolina with a 7-4 win Sunday afternoon at Mark Light Field. Brian Miller had two doubles among his three hits and drove in three to lead the Tar Heels, who fell to 20-7 and 6-6 in league play with the loss. (GoHeels.com)

Matt Harvey getting amped before Opening Night

Matt Harvey calls it an “out-of-body experience,” though he’s not quite sure that’s exactly right either. Regardless of the precise sensation, the point he’s trying to make is clear. There are times when he takes the mound for the Mets and something happens to him. He can’t explain it. But there is no doubt that he senses it. (Newsday)

Dustin Ackley embracing utility role with Yankees

Dustin Ackley has found himself in a New York Yankees uniform because he's a player that can bring a lot to the table. The Yankees acquired him last season before the deadline last season. Able to play up to four different positions, Ackley's versatility will be fully utilized in every corner of Joe Girardi's defensive schemes. (YES Network)

No. 2 Miami Tops No. 7 UNC Baseball, 7-3

No. 2 Miami used a five-run third inning to take control in a 7-3 win over No. 7 UNC Saturday at Mark Light Field. Tyler Ramirez and Zack Gahagan homered for the Tar Heels, who have dropped consecutive games for the first time in 2016. Miami's Michael Mediavilla pitched into the eighth to improve to 5-0 on the year, while J.B. Bukauskas suffered his first loss. (GoHeels.com)

No. 7 Diamond Heels Drop Series Opener To No. 2 Miami

Zack Collins' two-run double broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning and No. 2 Miami opened a top-10 series with a 10-4 win over No. 7 North Carolina Friday night at Mark Light Field. Brandon Riley's RBI double in the first put the Tar Heels on top against Miami's Thomas Woodrey, but the Hurricane lefty was masterful over seven innings to get the win. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Baseball Visits Miami For Top-10 Matchup

No. 7 North Carolina baseball faces perhaps its toughest test of the season to date when the Tar Heels open a three-game series against No. 3 Miami Friday night at Mark Light Field. Carolina is one game back of the Hurricanes at 6-3 in the ACC and 20-4 overall following a 10-2 win over Davidson Tuesday night in Chapel Hill. Miami is also 20-4 on the year. (GoHeels.com)

Weekend Baseball Preview: Tar Heels Look To Bounce Back At Miami

After a six-game stretch in which the Tar Heels scored double-digit runs five times, the young UNC offense sputtered against Georgia Tech pitchers, scoring a total of 10 runs in three games. That won’t get the job done in Miami. Coach Mike Fox points to speedy top-of-the-order hitters Brian Miller and Adam Pate as keys to the offense. (Baseball America)

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