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Golden Spikes Award Spotlight: UNC’s J.B. Bukauskas

North Carolina overcame an early 2-0 deficit to Duke and won 3-2 in 10 innings. A few days later, when the regular season was over, J.B. Bukauskas was named ACC Pitcher of the Year after going 8-0, 1.87 with 106 strikeouts and 31 walks in 82 innings. He had some brilliant days this spring, but most impressively, he was amazingly consistent from week to week. (D1 Baseball)

New ACC baseball tournament format benefits second-seeded Tar Heels

Having already put itself in position to host an NCAA regional and earn one of the tournament’s coveted top eight seeds, the UNC baseball team doesn’t have a lot to gain at this week’s ACC tournament. Except, of course, a championship trophy. That’s why coach Mike Fox is such a big fan of the new format being tried at this year’s event, which begins Tuesday. (North State Journal)

Six Tar Heels Named to All-ACC Baseball Teams

Despite missing the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons, the UNC baseball team responded in 2017 with a resurgence back to being one of the top squads in America. That work was recognized Monday with the release of the All-ACC teams, which included six Tar Heels. ACC Pitcher of the Year JB Bukauskas was one of four UNC players to be named to the First Team. (Chapelboro.com)

Fox, Gahagan part of record-setting season for UNC baseball

The University of North Carolina baseball team set school records for ACC wins (23) and ACC series wins (10) Saturday in Chapel Hill. Asheville native Mike Fox is the coach of the Tar Heels (44-11) who are currently ranked No. 3 in the country. North Henderson alum Zack Gahagan is a junior infielder who has started 53 games. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

This Week in UNC Baseball with Coach Mike Fox

The Diamond Heels concluded their record-breaking regular season having won all 10 ACC series for the first time. They are ranked No. 2 in the nation, and have the No. 2 seed in the ACC Tournament, where they open against Boston College on Wednesday. "It is quite an accomplishment by these kids. What we did this year was special and doesn’t happen very often." (Inside Carolina)

UNC Jumps to No. 2 in Final Regular Season D1Baseball Top 25

With the ACC Tournament set to begin this week, the UNC baseball team reached its highest ranking of the year in the final D1Baseball.com Top 25 of the season. The Coastal Division champions jumped one spot to No. 2 in this week’s poll, fresh off its program-record 10th ACC series win of the season. It’s the highest the Tar Heels (44-11) have been ranked all year. (Chapelboro.com)

Bukauskas, McGee Earn ACC Baseball Season Honors

North Carolina junior J.B. Bukauskas received the nod as the ACC Pitcher of the Year, while UNC’s Ashton McGee was voted the ACC Freshman of the Year. Bukauskas helped UNC to the ACC Coastal Division crown with an 8-0 record on the mound while striking out 106 batters and walking only 31 in 82 innings. The Ashburn, Virginia, native’s 1.87 ERA leads the ACC. (The ACC)

Zack Gahagan helps Tar Heel baseball team set school records for ACC wins

Zack Gahagan and the Tar Heels baseball team have been outstanding this season. The former North Henderson star has helped UNC set school records with 23 ACC wins and ten straight ACC series wins. Gahagan had a big weekend, hitting a home run and scoring three runs in the Tar Heels' win over Duke on Saturday. UNC will be the number two seed in the ACC Tournament. (WLOS)

J.B. Bukauskas Shows Pitchability

If you look at the box score from North Carolina ace J.B. Bukauskas’s performance on Friday night, you might think it was business as usual. The righthander struck out eight batters, walked four and allowed two runs on four hits in seven strong innings. But Bukauskas, battling a blister on his pitching hand, didn’t have feel for his usually lethal slider. (Baseball America)

UNC, State seeded in same pool at ACC baseball tourney

North Carolina and NC State have a history of playing epic extra inning battles in the ACC baseball tournament. It took 12 innings to decide a game between the rivals at the 2012 event in Greensboro. A year later in Durham, the Tar Heels and Wolfpack battled it out for 18 dramatic innings before coming to a result. (North State Journal)

UNC, NC State land in same pool for ACC baseball tourney

By virtue of earning the No. 2 and No. 7 seeds, respectively, North Carolina and NC State will be paired together in Pool B of the 2017 ACC Baseball Championship in Louisville next week. Louisville (46-9, 23-6 ACC) held down the No. 1 seed and will be grouped with No. 8 Florida State (35-20, 14-14) and No. 12 Notre Dame (26-30, 10-20) in Pool A. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Diamond Heels Hold Off Duke in Season Finale, Clinch 10th Straight ACC Series Win

The third-ranked UNC baseball team used an early offensive outburst on Saturday to ensure it would end its fantastic regular season in the only way that would make sense–with a win. Scoring at least once in each of the first five innings at Boshamer Stadium, UNC opened up a 7-1 lead over the rival Duke Blue Devils before holding on down the stretch for a 9-7 victory. (Chapelboro.com)

Seeds and Pools Announced for 2017 ACC Baseball Championship

Atlantic Division champion Louisville and Coastal Division champion North Carolina are the top two seeds for the 2017 ACC Baseball Championship, which gets underway Tuesday at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, Kentucky. The ACC Baseball Championship will feature a pool-play format, leading into a four-team, single-elimination bracket to determine the champion. (The ACC)

Record-Setting Diamond Heels Ready for Postseason

After two consecutive seasons of losing ACC records and NCAA Tournament absences, UNC baseball coach Mike Fox and his Tar Heels have returned to the national championship conversation with quite possibly the best regular season performance in his 19 years as head coach. UNC topped Duke, 9-7, on Saturday afternoon to win its 10th ACC series of the season. (Inside Carolina)

No. 3 Diamond Heels Cap Regular Season With 9-7 Win Over Duke

No. 3 North Carolina finished a memorable regular season by winning its 10th straight series as the Tar Heels beat Duke 9-7 Saturday at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights). The Tar Heels, who enter next week's ACC Championship at 44-11, won 23 conference games for the first time in program history and went a perfect 10 for 10 in securing league series, also a first at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

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