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Diamond Heels Want to be Remembered for June

Before entering the exam break with an 11-5 win over UNC Asheville on Tuesday, North Carolina baseball coach told his team that now isn't the time to be satisfied. "Nobody is going to remember February, March and April," said Fox. "You're only going to remember May, the end of May and into June." Perhaps no team knows that better than UNC. (

Matt Harvey Comes to a Crossroads With the Mets

A year from now, perhaps, will be back in a rotation somewhere, a buy-low prayer for a small-market outpost. Maybe by then he will have accepted the need to reinvent himself, to pitch with the savvy of a veteran who understands his youthful lightning will never return. Harvey might have his chance much sooner than that. (New York Times)

Tar Heels baseball back where it belongs

UNC’s first-ever series sweep at NC State solidified the Tar Heels’ lead in the Coastal Division and catapulted them to No. 5 in the latest Baseball America rankings. “We’re putting it all together,” said first baseman Michael Busch, who leads the team with 11 homers and 47 RBI. “We’re not just hitting one game and pitching the other, we’re hitting and pitching each game." (North State Journal)

No. 4 Diamond Heels Down UNC Asheville 11-5

No. 4 North Carolina continued their hot streak with an 11- 5 win over UNC Asheville on Tuesday at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels used a 10-run fifth inning to take the lead and never looked back en route to their ­­eighth consecutive win as they moved to 32-13. UNC gets the weekend off for exams and will return to action next Tuesday at home against Richmond. (

UNC coach Mike Fox: 'There's a chance' star reliever could return from suspension

North Carolina baseball coach said one of his top relief pitchers, Josh Hiatt, could return to the team before the end of the season. Hiatt was suspended from the team indefinitely last week for “conduct detrimental to the team.” He missed UNC’s three-game series against N.C. State this past weekend. "No, there's a chance he'll be back," Fox said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

No. 4 UNC Baseball Hosts UNC-Asheville Tuesday

After a three-game sweep over then No. 2 ranked NC State this weekend, No. 4 North Carolina will be back on the diamond to host UNC-Asheville on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. This will be the last game for the Tar Heels for the next week, due to exams. They'll next play the following Tuesday when they host Richmond on May 8 at 6 p.m. (

Podcast: UNC Baseball Sweeps NC State; In Depth Look at Game Week for an IC Writer

Inside Carolina's Greg Barnes and Ross Martin join host Tommy Ashley to quickly mention North Carolina Baseball's sweep in Raleigh against North Carolina State before taking an in depth look at just what goes into game day coverage for Inside Carolina beat writer Greg Barnes and Ross Martin. (Audioboom)

This Week with Mike Fox: Special Sweep

North Carolina's hot streak continues. The Diamond Heels (31-13; 18-6 ACC) are leading the conference, having won 17 of their last 20 games, including a sweep this past weekend at N.C. State. They have one game this week (UNC-Asheville on Tuesday) before a weekend off for final exams. (Inside Carolina)

UNC's historic sweep of NC State earns national recognition

Baseball Team of the Week: North Carolina Tar Heels - It was not an easy road at the start of the season for North Carolina, but with the momentum of an ongoing seven-game win streak behind them, the Tar Heels swept in-state rival No. 3 NC State over the weekend. It marks the first time in program history the Tar Heels have swept the Wolfpack on the road in Raleigh. (

Mike Fox Radio Show, April 30

In this episode, UNC baseball coach and host Dave Nathan take a look back at the Diamond Heels' first-ever series sweep at North Carolina State. Carolina got a clutch pitching performance from Saturday's starter Austin Bergner, and relievers Caden O'Brien, Joey Lancellotti and Ben Casparius also figured prominently in the weekend series. (

Diamond Heels Move Up to No. 6 in D1Baseball Top 25

Coming off the first sweep over NC State in Raleigh in program history–a team ranked No. 3 in the country last week–the UNC baseball team moved up four spots to No. 6 in this week’s Top 25. It matches the Tar Heels’ preseason ranking, which is also the highest they’ve been ranked all year after a 7-7 start dropped them out of the polls. (

Chansky’s Notebook: ‘Trips’ All Around

Jenny Levy tops a Sunday of three’s for the Tar Heels. On a weekend the Carolina baseball team swept N.C. State in Raleigh for the first time ever and the women’s tennis team won its third straight ACC championship, Jenny Levy did it again. Her women’s lacrosse team also won the ACC tournament for the third consecutive year, adding to Levy’s incredible record. (

Kyle Datres leads UNC with MLB draft looming

looks like a near-lock to be selected in the MLB draft this June and reaching a childhood dream is fast approaching. But Datres is not thinking about the draft and that is helping his cause. Datres is putting together the best season of his three-year college career at North Carolina, hitting .352 and helping the Tar Heels earn the country’s No. 10 ranking. (Williamsport Sun-Gazette)

Tense from start to finish: Tar Heels turn back Wolfpack

Freshman Ben Casparius found himself in a high pressure situation for North Carolina’s baseball team Sunday afternoon in the Tar Heels' win over the Wolfpack. “He’s not much of a thinker and that helps,” North Carolina coach said of his reliever in the ninth-inning, bases-loaded jam against North Carolina State. “I think he knew what the situation was.” (Burlington Times News)

No. 6 Tar Heels Sweep No. 2 NC State, Win Finale 5-4

No. 6 North Carolina swept No. 2 N.C. State in Raleigh for the first time in program history with a 5-4 win at Doak Field on Sunday. The Heels relied on four relief innings from Caden O'Brien and a six-out save from Ben Casparius to capture the win and stay atop the ACC standings. The Heels jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first when the offense loaded the bases with one out. (
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