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Diamond Heels Fall To Virginia 4-0 In Game One

No. 12 North Carolina dropped game one to Virginia Friday, 4-0, after going 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position. Sophomore Tyler Baum picked up the loss on the mound for UNC as he moves to 3-1 on the season, marking his first career loss after starting 10-0 over the last season and a half. Games two and three will take place Saturday due to weather concerns. (GoHeels.com)

Midseason review: UNC Baseball bounces back after dismal start

The lofty expectations placed on the Tar Heels prior to this baseball season — hosting a regional, returning to the College World Series —seemed not just unlikely, but improbable after the 12-0 loss to East Carolina. Now, a month and a half later, UNC stands with a 22-11 record and a 10-5 mark in ACC play, tied with Duke atop the ACC Coastal Division. (Daily Tar Heel)

Colin Moran off to a hot start with the Pittsburgh Pirates

In 2013, the Miami Marlins drafted Colin Moran with the sixth overall pick. It has been an up and down journey for the Tar Heels former third baseman but he has finally found a home. Moran has gone from Miami to Houston and now Pittsburgh, but he has never played better than he has now. Moran was dealt to Pittsburgh as a part of the Gerrit Cole deal over the summer. (Keeping It Heel)

No. 12 UNC Baseball Hits The Road For ACC Series With Virginia

No. 12 North Carolina hits the road for their sixth ACC series of the year as they take on Virginia this weekend in Charlottesville. The Tar Heels currently hold a 10-5 record in the ACC and are tied for the Coastal Division lead with Duke, while Virginia is currently tied for fifth place in the Coastal Division at 6-9. The three-game series will begin on Friday at 6 p.m.. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Reliever Cooper Criswell Receives Golden Spikes Performance of the Week Honor

Fresh off an incredible performance that saw him strike out 13 of the 20 hitters he faced during UNC’s win over Miami last Saturday, junior reliever Cooper Criswell was named as the Golden Spikes Award Gold Standard Performance of the Week winner. The 6-foot-6 righty set a new mark for most strikeouts out of the bullpen during the Mike Fox era at UNC. (Chapelboro.com)

Levi Michael released by Minnesota Twins

Levi Michael was the 30th selection in the 2011 MLB Draft. As a college player at North Carolina, Michael represented a middle infielder that would hopefully progress through the Twins system quickly. The shortstop was drafted with those high hopes, but there were plenty of questions. In his third go-around at Double-A last season, Michael hit .264/.362/.380. (Puckett's Pond)

No. 12 Diamond Heels Take Down Appalachian State 4-1

A three-run fifth inning and four and two-thirds scoreless innings from the bullpen led Carolina to a 4-1 win over Appalachian State on Tuesday. The win moves the Tar Heels to 22-11 and marks the seventh win for the Heels over the last eight games. Carolina is back in action on Friday, when it travels to Charlottesville to take on Virginia for a three-game set. (GoHeels.com)

Michael Busch Named To Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List

USA Baseball released its 40-player midseason Golden Spikes Award watch list on Tuesday, moving closer to naming the top amateur baseball player in the country, and UNC first baseman Michael Busch is among those featured. Presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation, the Golden Spikes Award will be presented on June 28 in Los Angeles. (GoHeels.com)

Another Goal Achieved For Morgan Lane, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

Morgan Lane had come close before. But on Saturday at N.C. State's Reynolds Coliseum, Lane finally accomplished one of the few things she had yet to achieve in her storied UNC gymnastics career – she qualified for the NCAA Championships. Lane earned an all-around score of 39.325 to finish in a tie for sixth at the 2018 NCAA Southeast Regional. (GoHeels.com)

This Week with Mike Fox: Opportunity Knocks

The Tar Heels (21-11, 10-5 ACC) dominated South Carolina in Charlotte, 11-3, before winning two of three at Miami. North Carolina faces Appalachian State in a mid-week matchup before heading to Virginia this weekend for another key ACC series. Inside Carolina spoke with head coach Mike Fox on Monday: "Cooper (Criswell) has really pitched well for us all season." (Inside Carolina)

Diamond Heels Back At The Bosh, Host Appalachian State Tuesday

Carolina will host Appalachian State at Boshamer Stadium on Tuesday at 6 p.m. This matchup falls in the middle of an eight game road trip as UNC just won two of three games in Miami and will head to Charlottesville this weekend for a three-game ACC series before finishing the road trip next Tuesday against N.C. State at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Re-Enters D1Baseball Top 25 at No. 21

The UNC baseball team has returned to the D1Baseball.com Top 25. The Tar Heels made their return to the poll Monday with the No. 21 ranking, having won 12 of their last 15 games after starting the year 7-7. Defending national champion Florida held onto the No. 1 spot in the poll, while Stanford, Arkansas, NC State and Ole Miss make up the rest of the top five. (Chapelboro.com)

Torrential Rain Ends Finale In Miami in Five Innings, Tar Heels Fall 7-5

North Carolina and Miami only played five innings before torrential downpours ended the game, giving the Hurricanes a 7-5 win over the Tar Heels. UNC went in to the fifth leading 5-1, but a six-run inning in the bottom of the fifth from the Hurricanes gave them the 7-5 lead before the weather ended the weekend series. UNC is now 21-11 on the season and 10-5 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)

Kyle Seager gets 1,000th career hit: ‘Something I’m pretty proud of’

Kyle Seager can’t name the pitchers and situations for all 1,000 of his big-league hits. But he can quickly tell you the name and details of the first one, on July 10, 2011. “It was off Dan Haren,” he said. “Line drive to center field and Mike Trout missed it and I ended up on third base.” It was Seager’s fourth game of his MLB career and Trout’s second game. (Seattle Times)

Criswell Strikes Out 13, Leads Tar Heels To Series Win Over Miami

Cooper Criswell had a career day striking out 13 of the 20 batters he faced as the Tar Heels beat Miami, 9-6, for its first series win in Coral Gables since 2008. The Tar Heels have won seven straight and 14 of its last 17. The final game of the series will take place Sunday at 12 p.m. The game originally was scheduled for 1 p.m., but has been moved up due to weather. (GoHeels.com)

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