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Baseball Week in Review: 5-0 for the #12 Heels

The #12 ranked Diamond Heels had another perfect week at home last week, beating Winthrop 11-6 before a sweep of Fairfield over the weekend. Carolina walked off for the fourth time of the season on Friday, winning 4-3 in 13 innings while the other three games turned into Tar Heel blowouts. UNC followed up with an 11-6 win over Gardner-Webb on Tuesday. (Tar Heel Blog)

No. 6 UNC Baseball Tops Gardner-Webb, 11-5

Eli Sutherland hit his team-leading third home run of the year to break open a close game late as No. 6 North Carolina beat Gardner-Webb 11-5 Tuesday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Carolina knocked GWU from the ranks of the unbeaten and improved to 10-1 in the process ahead of Friday's ACC opener against Pittsburgh. (GoHeels.com)

This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

Inside Carolina caught up head coach Mike Fox after UNC baseball swept Fairfield to improve to 9-1. The Diamond Heels play Gardner-Webb Tuesday before hosting their ACC series opener against Pittsburgh. (Inside Carolina)

No. 6 Tar Heels Complete Sweep With 11-0 Win

Brian Miller had three more hits, Brandon Riley hit his first career home run and Jason Morgan picked up his first career win as No. 6 UNC completed its second straight weekend sweep with an 11-0 victory over Fairfield Sunday at Boshamer Stadium. Morgan struck out seven over a career-long 6.0 innings before five Tar Heel relievers completed the shutout. (GoHeels.com)

No. 6 Carolina Baseball Pounds Fairfield, 10-2

No. 6 North Carolina had 15 hits and picked up its seventh straight victory with a 10-2 win over Fairfield Saturday at Boshamer Stadium. J.B. Bukauskas struck out eight in 5.1 innings to get his first win of the season for UNC, who has won three straight series to open the 2016 campaign. Brandon Riley had two doubles and a triple among his four hits. (GoHeels.com)

With Adam Warren, Yankees Didn’t Know What They Had Until It Was Gone

Adam Warren never generated many headlines during his tenure in New York, but the Yankees could find it difficult, if not impossible, to replace him. And if they can’t, it probably won’t take long for them to lament the loss of his unusual set of skills. Warren, a 28-year-old right-hander, appeared in 43 games for the Yankees in 2015, posting a 3.29 ERA. (Wall Street Journal)

Video: Diamond Heels Walk-Off on Fairfield 4-3 - Highlights

For the fourth time in five games, the Diamond Heels walked-off in Boshamer Stadium, this time with a 4-3 win in the series opener against Fairfield. View Video...

No. 6 Tar Heels Win In Extra Innings

No. 6 North Carolina won in its last at-bat for the fourth time in five games as Eli Sutherland's bases-loaded walk scored Tyler Lynn to cap a 4-3 victory over Fairfield in 13 innings Friday night at Boshamer Stadium. Tyler Ramirez had two hits and reached base five times and A.J. Bogucki picked up his first win of the year for the Tar Heels, who have won six games in a row. (GoHeels.com)

Starting and relieving experience make Adam Warren good fit for Cubs

After pitching for the Yankees for last three seasons, Adam Warren needed no schooling on learning about high expectations after joining the Cubs in the offseason. "I'm used to those in New York," Warren said. "They expect you to win the World Series every year. This team expects to win the World Series. You just learn how to handle that pressure." (Chicago Tribune)

With Tar Heels, it looks different for Brandon Riley around baseball diamond

Brandon Riley has been looking at baseball games differently from the past in his first two weeks as a college player. He has been a regular in the lineup for North Carolina, but as a designated hitter. “It’s different coming off the bench and hitting without being in the field. I’m starting to get used to it a little bit more,” he said. (Burlington Times News)

Big Inning Lifts No. 6 Carolina Baseball Past Winthrop

No. 6 North Carolina sent 12 men to the plate in an 8-run seventh to rally past Winthrop 11-6 Wednesday at Boshamer Stadium. Zack Gahagan had four hits and Eli Sutherland hit his first home run as a Tar Heel to lead Carolina to its fifth straight win. Hansen Butler, one of seven pitchers for UNC on the day, picked up his second victory of the season. (GoHeels.com)

From 76 wins to the World Series? New Mariner Chris Iannetta has seen it before

Besides learning how best to handle each of Seattle's pitchers, Chris Iannetta is focusing on reclaiming his approach at the plate after what he called a "miserable" start to last season. After a strong 2014 in which Iannetta hit .252 with a .373 on-base percentage, the 32-year-old saw his batting average dip to .188 and his OBP plummet to .293 last year. (MyNorthwest.com)

This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

Inside Carolina caught up with UNC head coach Mike Fox after the weekend sweep of Oklahoma State. The 5-1 start has the Diamond Heels ranked in the Top 10 as they host Winthrop on Wednesday, and their last non-conference weekend series against Fairfield. (Inside Carolina)

Dramatic start exceeds Diamond Heels' early-season expectations

UNC’s baseball season is off to the type of start that makes freshmen wonder what they’ve gotten themselves into. The Tar Heels came into the season unranked and knocked off then-No. 10 UCLA for a 2-1 series win to open the year. Then in its home-opening series, No. 20 UNC swept No. 13 Oklahoma State with three straight walk-off wins. (WRAL Sports Fan)

The Book of Eli: Sutherland Gives UNC Third Straight Walk-Off Win

For the third game in a row, the No. 10 UNC baseball team won in walk-off fashion against the No. 12 Oklahoma State Cowboys—as Eli Sutherland’s two-run single off reliever Trey Cobb handed the Tar Heels a thrilling 4-3 victory. Playing at second base in his first start of the season, Sutherland—the smallest player on UNC’s roster—came up huge when it mattered most. (Chapelboro.com)

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