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I'm A Tar Heel: Adam Pate

Tar Heel Fans, We are pumped that the season has finally started and as we play our first home series this weekend we encourage you to come out and support us this weekend and the entire season! Thank you for all you do for us as our fans and supporters! Be loud, cheer hard, and enjoy some Carolina baseball. - Adam Pate (GoHeels.com)

UNC Baseball Opens Boshamer Against Oklahoma State

UNC will play their first series at home in 2016 against Oklahoma State. The series starts at 3 p.m. on Friday, with reigning ACC Pitcher of the Week Zac Gallen taking the mound. Gallen allowed just four hits in 7.2 shutout innings, striking out 11 as the Tar Heels won their opening game of the season. (Chapelboro.com)

Marquee Baseball Matchup Preview: No. 11 Oklahoma State at No. 18 North Carolina

There is no doubt that both of these clubs smell like legitimate Omaha contenders. North Carolina is hungry to win their first Regional since 2013 and the Tar Heels attacked UCLA with an old school urgency. For Oklahoma State, the question is not when the Cowboys will reach the College World Series under Josh Holliday but how often. (Perfect Game)

This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

What did you think of Zac Gallen’s performance opening the series at UCLA and what prompted you to honor him with being a captain for this season? Mike Fox: "Zac got us off to a terrific start Friday. Right out of the gate in the first inning he showed his experience and certainly was not nervous and attacked their hitters and had some real efficient innings." (Inside Carolina)

Baseball Series Recap: Carolina 2 Games #10 UCLA 1

North Carolina baseball is off to a great start. The Diamond Heels began the season with a trip to UCLA and took two of three games from the Bruins. The Tar Heels entered the weekend with a lot of questions about this team as they are quite reliant on freshmen. For this weekend, those freshmen delivered and the ceiling on this team looks a higher than it did last week. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC's Zac Gallen Named ACC Pitcher of the Week

UNC’s Zac Gallen has been voted the ACC Baseball Pitcher of the Week.Gallen allowed just four hits in 7.2 shutout innings as the Tar Heels blanked No. 9 UCLA on the road in the opening game of the season. A junior from Gibbsboro, New Jersey, Gallen struckout 11 batters, one shy of his career high, and allowed just one runner to reach past second base. (The ACC)

UNC Baseball Moves up to No. 10 in D1Baseball.com Poll

The UNC baseball team got off to a good start with a 2-1 series win over UCLA in Los Angeles. That performance has launched the UNC baseball team into the top ten of the D1Baseball.com poll. The Tar Heels made the biggest jump in the poll. Going into the first weekend of the 2016 season, the Tar Heels were ranked No. 16 in the poll. UCLA was No. 11. (Chapelboro.com)

No. 16 Carolina Baseball Thumps No. 9 UCLA, 14-5

Zack Gahagan's two-run homer sparked a five-run seventh as No. 16 North Carolina secured a series win with a 14-5 victory over No. 9 UCLA Sunday at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Tyler Ramirez also homered for the Tar Heels. Five different Tar Heels finished with two hits including Ramirez, who added a double to go with his three-run tape measure shot in the first. (GoHeels.com)

No. 16 Diamond Heels Fall To No. 9 UCLA, 6-5

Eric Filia's ground ball up the middle drove in the winning run as No. 9 UCLA knocked off No. 16 North Carolina 6-5 Saturday at Jackie Robinson Stadium. UNC pitchers struck out 16 Bruins and allowed just four hits on the day but the hosts took advantage of seven Tar Heel walks to even the series at a game apiece. The rubber game is set for Sunday at 4 ET. (GoHeels.com)

Dustin Ackley set to play pivotal role for Yankees in 2016

With starter Mark Teixeira down due to various injuries the past few years, there's a solid chance Dustin Ackley will see significant playing time at first base in 2016 as well as in the outfield. Ackley played 27.0 innings there last year for the Yankees and spent three years playing nearly every game in college at first. It's a spot, unlike second, where he doesn't have to get reacclimated. (NJ.com)

No. 16 Tar Heels Blank No. 9 UCLA On Opening Day

Zac Gallen struck out 11 in 7.2 innings and Hansen Butler picked up his first career save as No. 16 North Carolina opened the 2016 season with a 4-0 win over No. 9 UCLA Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Brandon Riley had two hits and drove in two in his debut for the Tar Heels, who shut out an opponent on Opening Day for the fourth time since 2005. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Mike Fox on UNC Starters vs. UCLA and Freshmen Impact

The Diamond Heels take the field for the first game of the season at UCLA on Friday, February 19 2016. Watch coach Fox talk about his opening-series starters as well as some freshman he expects to make a big impact on the team this season. View Video...

Zac Gallen aims to make his mark

Zac Gallen was one of two players — along with junior Adam Pate — that coach Mike Fox named a team captain for this season. Fox has never had captains in 17 seasons as UNC’s coach, but he knew the team needed a change. Zac was a clear choice. “He doesn’t like teammates who don’t carry their weight, and he’ll let them know it,” Fox said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels look to build baseball leadership, count on newcomers

UNC is banking on leadership and a crop of newcomers to put its baseball team back in a good place. After a 34-24 season that ended without an NCAA Tournament bid, changes were inevitable with the Tar Heels. “You’d better change,” coach Mike Fox said. “You’d better self-evaluate.” For the first time, Fox named team captains, hoping to build leadership. (Burlington Times News)

Showdown Series: No. 16 UNC at No. 11 UCLA

There is just one series this weekend that pits a pair of Top 25 teams against each other: No. 16 North Carolina at No. 11 UCLA. The Bruins were supposed to visit UNC in Week Two last season, but winter weather forced the series to be moved to Orlando, where UCLA took two out of three games. The forecast calls for sunny skies and warm temperatures this weekend at Jackie Robinson Stadium. (D1 Baseball)

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