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2017 Chapel Hill Regional Preview

The Tar Heels will host a Regional this weekend with Florida Gulf Coast, Michigan, and Davidson joining them. The Tar Heels open the regionals with a game against Davidson at 6pm on Friday while Florida Gulf Coast and Michigan will face off at 1pm. North Carolina Players to Watch: Logan Warmoth (.349 BA), Brian Miller (.340 BA), J.B. Bukauskas (9-0, 2.02 ERA). (College Baseball Daily)

Chansky’s Notebook: Shoulder To Shoulder

Reading about these Tar Heels, who take the field in the NCAA Tournament tonight against Davidson, you get the feeling of togetherness. Their top five hitters are one senior, Tyler Lynn, two juniors, a sophomore and a freshman. But they have built confidence in each other, infused it into the younger players and now seem ready to accomplish something UNC never has. (Chapelboro.com)

North Carolina's second-ranked baseball team boosted by service dog

As the UNC baseball team begins its quest for the program's first national championship, the Tar Heels are drawing inspiration from a different sort of teammate. A 2-year-old Golden Retriever named Remington has been with the team all season long, providing an emotional boost for the Tar Heels players. Remington belongs to head athletic trainer Terri Jo Rucinski. (Sporting News)

Highly seeded Tar Heels to begin NCAAs with ace

The pitching rotation has worked throughout the season for UNC’s baseball team so there’s no reason in messing with the formula in the NCAA Tournament. That means ace J.B. Bukauskas draws the start for Friday’s regional opener against Davidson at Boshamer Stadium. “It keeps everyone on the same amount of rest,” coach Mike Fox said Thursday. (Burlington Times News)

UNC's 2017 success has been a team effort with a boost from one group in particular

The Tar Heels, who open the Chapel Hill Regional on Friday against Atlantic 10 champion Davidson at Boshamer Stadium, have found success largely because of the play of their junior class. J.B. Bukauskas was already a dominant pitcher. The duo of Brian Miller and Logan Warmoth have been great at the top of the Tar Heel lineup and in the field, too. (Daily Tar Heel)

Regional preview: Davidson Wildcats prepare like it's any other game

Davidson brought home their first conference championship, becoming the first No. 6 seed to win the Atlantic 10 Baseball Tournament. They have hit 70 home runs this year, which ties for 22nd in the nation. And when they play regional host UNC on Friday, they’ll do so with confidence. They’ve already had the Tar Heels on the ropes in Boshamer Stadium once this season. (Daily Tar Heel)

2017 MLB Draft: JB Bukauskas Highlights

J.B. Bukauskas of North Carolina is a pitching prospect who has honed his skills in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The junior had a high draft stock entering the year and he has only improved his chances of being selected early by pitching a strikeout heavy season in 2016-17. Read More...

No. 2 UNC Baseball Opens NCAA Play Friday With Davidson

No. 2 national seed North Carolina will host its first regional since 2013 when the Tar Heels welcome Florida Gulf Coast, Michigan and Davidson to Boshamer Stadium for the 2017 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional beginning Friday afternoon. Atlantic Sun champ FGCU will take on Michigan at 1 p.m. before Carolina faces Atlantic 10 winner Davidson in the nightcap at 6. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Baseball Back in Familiar Territory

North Carolina Baseball is set to host a regional for the first time since 2013 after making the postseason for the first time since 2014. After hoping for their names to be called the previous two Memorial Day shows, the Tar Heels took that decision out of the selection committee’s hands with a dominant 47-12 record and 16 wins in their last 19 games. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels looking for fast start in NCAA baseball regional

Some baseball coaches like to hold their best pitcher back for the second game of a double-elimination tournament. UNC’s Mike Fox isn’t among them. Fox is handing the ball to ACC Pitcher of the Year J.B. Bukauskas on Friday for the Tar Heels’ 6 p.m. NCAA regional opener against Davidson at Boshamer Stadium. His reasoning? This isn’t time of year to take chances. (North State Journal)

Chapel Hill Regional Thursday Notebook

Thursday was NCAA Regional practice day at Boshamer Stadium. UNC is coming off of a 7-3 loss to Florida State in the ACC Championship game, but you wouldn't know that talking to the Tar Heels. They are the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Championship and hosting postseason baseball in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels are only looking ahead with all of their goals in front of them. (GoHeels.com)

After offseason surgery, infielder Zack Gahagan adjusts role amid stacked Tar Heels lineup

Zack Gahagan lost a good amount of strength prior to his junior season with the UNC baseball team. Yet his determination — not to mention his versatility in the field — following surgery for a blood clot has provided a powerful message for the Tar Heels this year. For a player who uses strength and stamina as one of his major assets, this could have been a setback. (Burlington Times News)

Davidson baseball draws tough but familiar foe for first NCAA tournament game

Davidson baseball coach Dick Cooke’s 27-year wait ended Monday when the Wildcats officially earned the first NCAA tournament berth in school history. Davidson, which battled through the losers’ bracket to win the Atlantic-10 tournament, has a tough draw: The Wildcats will face No. 2 national seed North Carolina on Friday in Chapel Hill. (Charlotte Observer)

Bukauskas, Warmoth Earn First-Team All-America Honors

The Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I All-American baseball teams and National Players of The Year were announced Thursday, and UNC juniors J.B. Bukauskas and Logan Warmoth were named to the first team. Junior Brian Miller was a third-team selection. Bukauskas, the ACC Pitcher of the Year, enters the NCAA tournament 9-0 with a 2.02 ERA and 111 strikeouts. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Hubert Davis, NCAA Baseball

On the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast, hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com speak to UNC men's basketball assistant coach Hubert Davis and preview this weekend's NCAA Tournament baseball regional in Chapel Hill. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

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