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Weekend Baseball Preview: Tar Heels Look To Bounce Back At Miami

After a six-game stretch in which the Tar Heels scored double-digit runs five times, the young UNC offense sputtered against Georgia Tech pitchers, scoring a total of 10 runs in three games. That won’t get the job done in Miami. Coach Mike Fox points to speedy top-of-the-order hitters Brian Miller and Adam Pate as keys to the offense. (Baseball America)

Yankees closer Andrew Miller suffers chip fracture in wrist

Yankees closer Andrew Miller left Wednesday’s spring training game against the Braves after taking a line drive off his wrist. The team later announced a CT scan revealed a chip fracture in the lefthanded pitcher’s right wrist. On Thursday, George A. King of the New York Post reported Miller expects to be ready for the start of the season (Sports Illustrated)

Pirates minor leaguer Jacob Stallings knows new Pitt basketball coach quite well

Pirates minor league catcher Jacob Stallings has a pretty good idea of how Pitt men’s basketball will look under its new head coach. Sunday, Pitt hired Stallings’ father, Kevin, to replace Jamie Dixon as basketball coach after Dixon left for TCU. Kevin Stallings coached Vanderbilt the past 17 seasons. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

No. 7 UNC Baseball Tops Davidson, 10-2

No. 7 North Carolina sent 12 men to the plate in a six-run fifth and secured its 20th win of the season with a 10-2 victory over Davidson Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Brandon Riley matched a career high with four hits and reached base six times, and Brett Daniels extended his scoreless streak to 15.1 innings to pick up his second win of the season. (GoHeels.com)

Pirates minor league catcher Jacob Stallings hopes to catch up with his dad in Pittsburgh

Jacob Stallings never expected his dad to beat him to Pittsburgh. Kevin Stallings was hired Sunday as the men's basketball coach at Pitt after his sudden departure from Vanderbilt. His son, Jacob, is a minor league player for the Pirates. "He's been (at Vandy) since I was in the fourth grade, 17 years," the catcher said Monday. "It's just wild that it's Pittsburgh. A funny coincidence." (Associated Press)

This Week in Baseball: No. 6 Carolina Drops a Home Series to Georgia Tech

The Diamond Heels lost their first series of the year this past weekend, dropping a home series 2-1 to an unranked Georgia Tech team. UNC's offense was stymied in game one on Thursday and failed to show up on Saturday. The Friday game was the bright spot for the Heels as starter J.B. Bukauskas annihilated the Yellow Jacket hitters from the mound. (Tar Heel Blog)

Matt Harvey could miss opener due to unspecified medical issue

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has been scratched from his final spring training appearance and could miss his opening day start at Kansas City on Sunday because of an unspecified related medical issue. "It's a non-baseball medical issue we have to address," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday. "It came up this morning." (Associated Press)

Hitting woes plague UNC baseball in first series loss

With No. 7 North Carolina down by six runs on Saturday and runners on second and third base, Brian Miller stepped up to bat in the seventh inning, hoping to ignite a spark in UNC’s offense against No. 25 Georgia Tech. But that spark didn’t come. North Carolina went on to lose 6-0 to the Yellow Jackets, costing UNC its first series loss of the season. (Daily Tar Heel)

No. 3 Diamond Heels Drop Series Finale, 6-0

Zac Ryan and Burton Dulaney combined for a four-hit shutout as No. 21 Georgia Tech took the series decider from No. 3 North Carolina 6-0 Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Kel Johnson and Wade Bailey homered for the Yellow Jackets, who improved to 18-5 and 5-4 in the ACC. Carolina dropped to 19-4 and 6-3 in league play with the loss. (GoHeels.com)

Bukauskas Dazzles In 8-0 Win For Diamond Heels

J.B. Bukauskas matched a career high with 11 strikeouts over eight shutout innings and No. 3 North Carolina evened the series with an 8-0 win over No. 21 Georgia Tech Friday evening at Boshamer Stadium. Tyler Ramirez had three hits, including his fifth home run of the year, and Eli Sutherland drove in four in the win, UNC's fourth shutout victory of 2016. (GoHeels.com)

No. 3 Diamond Heels Drop Series Opener To No. 21 Georgia Tech

No. 21 Georgia Tech scored three times in the fifth inning to pick up a 3-2 win over No. 3 North Carolina in the series opener Thursday at Boshamer Stadium. Brandon Gold went 7.1 innings to get the win for the Yellow Jackets, who improved to 17-4 and 4-3 in the ACC, while the Tar Heels dropped to 18-3 and 5-2. Logan Warmoth had three hits to pace UNC. (GoHeels.com)

UNC baseball continues to come out swinging

When the UNC baseball team trailed after five innings a season ago, the team never won — posting a 0-16 record. But so far in 2016, the Tar Heels have been determined to produce in the earlier parts of games. Before UNC’s Tuesday night tilt at Boshamer Stadium with Western Carolina, the team had outscored its opponents 74-17 in the first three innings. (Daily Tar Heel)

No. 3 Tar Heels Top Catamounts, 10-2

Hunter Williams struck out seven over five shutout innings in his first start of the season, and No. 3 North Carolina beat Western Carolina, 10-2, Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. UNC sent nine men to the plate in a four-run first inning and never looked back in improving to 18-2 on the year ahead of a key ACC home series against Georgia Tech. (GoHeels.com)

With All Eyes On Basketball UNC Baseball is 7-1 in their Past 8 Games

Carolina had their ACC opener against Pitt last week and took two of three games from the Panthers. The offense found its groove again in the mid-week with a blowout win over ECU in Greenville and then a 11-6 win over Elon at home. While the basketball team was winning in Raleigh, the baseball team followed suit with a sweep of the Blue Devils. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Baseball Moves Up to No. 4

The North Carolina Tar Heel baseball team moved up to No. 4 in the latest D1Baseball rankings released Monday. The Tar Heels moved up from the sixth-ranked team in the country after going 5-0 last week with mid-week victories against now-No. 19 East Carolina and Elon before sweeping Duke over the weekend. UNC is now 17-2 on the season. (Chapelboro.com)

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