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UNC baseball searches for positives in series loss

There is always a silver lining. After splitting two games with No. 25 Virginia on Friday and Saturday, the No. 13 North Carolina baseball team lost 15-9 on Sunday for its third series loss in ACC play. But Coach Mike Fox still found positives in the loss. “We had some guys gain confidence at the plate, hit it right on the nose but it didn’t fall in,” he said. “It’s part of the game.” (Daily Tar Heel)

No. 13 Diamond Heels Drop Series Finale at Virginia

No. 25 Virginia grabbed a series-clinching 15-9 win over No. 13 North Carolina Sunday at Davenport Field. Matt Thaiss homered and drove in four runs to lead the Cavaliers to their fourth consecutive series win over the Tar Heels. Eli Sutherland drove in four and Brian Miller had a career-high five hits for UNC, which could not overcome a season-high 13 walks from its pitching staff. (GoHeels.com)

Miscues, runs add up on Cavaliers in loss to Tar Heels

The unraveling of Virginia’s pitching staff Saturday started when Kyle Datres took Adam Haseley’s shutout bid and sent it off the facade in Davenport’s left field to lead off the fifth inning. It finally ended after Eli Sutherland took Bennett Sousa to a similar spot for a three-run homer in the seventh. (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

No. 13 Diamond Heels Even Series With 8-1 Win At No. 25 UVA

Home runs by Kyle Datres and Eli Sutherland and 11 strikeouts from J.B. Bukauskas powered No. 13 North Carolina to an 8-1 win over No. 25 Virginia Saturday afternoon at Davenport Field. Bukauskas followed last week's 13-strikeout performance with another gem, allowing just one run on four hits in seven innings to improve to 6-1 on the year. (GoHeels.com)

No. 13 Tar Heels Drop Opener Against Virginia, 7-4

Nate Eikhoff landed the decisive blow with a three-run triple in the third inning, and No. 25 Virginia held on for a 7-4 win over No. 13 North Carolina Friday at Davenport Field. UNC got the tying run to the plate twice in the late innings, but Kevin Doherty and Tommy Doyle combined to get the last nine outs and make a winner out of UVA starter Connor Jones. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Renews Rivalry With Virginia

The North Carolina Tar Heels will be back in action on Friday night against the Virginia Cavaliers. The No. 15 Tar Heels are coming off of a dominating 15-0 win over No. 8 South Carolina on Wednesday night. Friday marks the 293rd meeting between the two longtime Atlantic Coast Conference rivals. The Tar Heels have played Virginia on the diamond more than any other team in history. (Chapelboro.com)

Virginia aims to get back on track in ACC play versus UNC

The last time Virginia entered a baseball series with North Carolina, the Cavaliers had to take it in order to ensure a 12th consecutive NCAA Tournament berth. Nearly 11 months later, the Wahoos welcome the Tar Heels to Davenport Field without quite as much pressure. (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

Virginia Plays Host to No. 13 UNC This Weekend

The Virginia baseball team plays host to No. 13 North Carolina Friday through Sunday in a three-game ACC series at Davenport Field. The rivals play at 6 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and Noon Sunday. (Virginia Sports)

Mariners catcher Chris Iannetta brings his own wine to the Northwest

Wine has always been in the Iannetta blood, going all the way back to Italy. So it’s little surprise that Mariners catcher Chris Iannetta got his first taste for vino from his grandfather. “Back in Italy, everyone in town made wine. When he came over here he did the same thing,” Iannetta said. But it wasn’t until Iannetta made it to the majors that his own love of wine — and connection to his past — was awakened. (MyNorthwest.com)

Video: UNC Baseball Players Joke Around During 15-0 Rout Of South Carolina

UNC baseball players Utah Jones, Jason Morgan and bullpen catcher Randy McNeill joke around in the background of coach Mike Fox's in-game interview during the Tar Heels' 15-0 rout of South Carolina. View Video...

A royal blowout in the Queen City: Tar Heels hammer Gamecocks, 15-0

Crowd loyalties were equally divided in the little jewel of a downtown ballpark, with South Carolina garnet stretching down the first-base line, and North Carolina blue extending down the third....A marquee non-conference matchup turned into the poorest effort this season for the fifth-ranked Gamecocks, who were helpless to slow No. 14 North Carolina in a stunning 15-0 loss before a capacity crowd of 10,205 at BB&T Ballpark in the Queen City. (Charleston Post and Courier)

Turner's Take: Get To The Good Stuff

As much as we'd like, let's not blow Wednesday's 15-0 win out of proportion: it was a single, non-conference, midweek game. Neither team's Friday night starter took the mound, and both teams have important road series beginning tomorrow. But the Carolina team that took home the resounding victory can take a lot of momentum into the back half of the conference slate. (GoHeels.com)

UNC baseball thumps South Carolina in Charlotte on Wednesday

The North Carolina baseball team opened the season with back-to-back series wins against top-20 opponents, taking two of three games against then-No. 9 UCLA and sweeping No. 16 Oklahoma State. That stretch seemed like a distant memory for the No. 13 Tar Heels heading into Wednesday’s game against No. 7 South Carolina. UNC started the season with an 18-2 mark — the third-best 20-game start under Coach Mike Fox — but had since gone 5-7. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels manhandle Gamecocks in baseball battle of the Carolinas

South Carolina had an opportunity to make a statement on the national stage against North Carolina Wednesday night in Charlotte. The only impression the Gamecocks made was a negative one. No. 5 USC was pounded 15-0 by the 14th-ranked Tar Heels in front of a sellout crowd of more than 10,000 fans and a national TV audience on ESPNU . (The State)

No. 13 Diamond Heels Pound No. 2 Gamecocks, 15-0

Hunter Williams pitched 6.1 innings of scoreless baseball and No. 13 North Carolina pounded No. 2 South Carolina 15-0 Wednesday night at BB&T Ballpark. Eli Sutherland's three-run double in the fourth started a flood of runs in front of a sellout crowd of 10,205, the most fans ever to watch a regular season college game in the state of North Carolina. (GoHeels.com)

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