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Matt Harvey's college experience offers hope for Philadelphia Phillies prospects

Matt Harvey was on his way out of the Mets clubhouse Wednesday when he stopped to consider the consequences of the choice that changed his life and career. Instead of signing with the Angels, Harvey decided to go to the University of North Carolina. He spent three years at Chapel Hill, developing as much as a man as he did as a pitcher, providing the perfect template for what the Phillies want to accomplish as they restock their farm system's pitching supply. (Philly.com)

UNC Baseball Hits Home Stretch

The Tar Heels enter the final two weekends of the regular season with a series at Notre Dame beginning on Friday, a midweek home game versus UNCW on Tuesday followed by a home stand against Virginia next weekend. The final seven games could prove crucial to whether UNC can work its way up to being a regional host in the NCAA Tournament. (Tar Heel Blog)

No. 20 Tar Heels Set For Three At Notre Dame

North Carolina leaves Boshamer Stadium for the final time in the regular season when the Tar Heels visit Notre Dame for a three-game series starting Friday at 7 p.m. at Frank Eck Stadium. Carolina has won eight of its last nine after midweek wins over UNC Asheville and Elon, and the Tar Heels stand at 31-16 and 13-10 in league play. (GoHeels.com)

Astros prospect Colin Moran sidelined after jaw surgery

Astros prospect Colin Moran, a third baseman at Class AA Corpus Christi, will be out four to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair his fractured jaw. “Had a successful surgery last night,” Moran said via text message. “Doing great.” Moran had the surgery in Houston. He said he’s able to talk, but on a liquid diet for five to seven days and team officials will see where he is after that. (Houston Chronicle)

Diamond Notes: The Ebb and Flow

With graduation on Sunday, the Carolina baseball team has nothing but baseball in front of them with seven games to go in the regular season. The Tar Heels came out of the exam break for a pair of midweek games –wins over UNC Asheville and Elon– and travel to South Bend to take on Notre Dame in the final road series of the regular season. Carolina is currently alone in fourth place in the ACC standings. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels bulk up to beat Elon again in baseball

North Carolina needed only six innings to reach its season-high run total on the way to a 14-2 romp past visiting Elon in a non-conference baseball game Wednesday night at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels scored in every inning they batted except the fifth and eighth, defeating Elon for the 10th consecutive meeting. “Winning is good,” North Carolina coach Mike Fox said. (Burlington Times News)

No. 20 Tar Heels Thump Elon, 14-2

No. 20 North Carolina scored a season-high 14 runs and cruised to a 14-2 win over visiting Elon Wednesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Skye Bolt blasted his sixth home run in a six-run fourth and Trevor Kelley picked up his fifth win for the Tar Heels, who have won eight of nine heading into a key ACC series at Notre Dame. (GoHeels.com)

Workhorse Trevor Kelley is ‘go-to guy’ out of UNC bullpen

Of the 45 baseball games North Carolina has played this season, Trevor Kelley has pitched in 32. And more times than not, the senior right-hander from Wilmington has come in and gotten the job done. “He’s been our MVP on the mound,” Tar Heel pitching coach Scott Forbes said, “His stability and his consistency have allowed us to change some parts and help our rotation and bullpen come together.” (Wilmington Star News)

No. 20 Tar Heels Roll Past UNC Asheville, 11-2

Benton Moss improved to 7-0 and No. 20 North Carolina reached the 30-win mark for the 18th consecutive year with an 11-2 victory over UNC Ashevillle Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Korey Dunbar and Adam Pate had two hits each and Joe Dudek drove in three runs for the Tar Heels, who will host Elon Wednesday night at 6. (GoHeels.com)

Former First Round Pick Levi Michael Still Aiming For The Major Leagues

Levi Michael was selected out of UNC by the Minnesota Twins in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft. If Michael intends on making a major league debut at some point, finding his way to Triple-A Rochester during the 2015 season should be the goal. At 24 years old, there’s no reason for the Twins to slow play Michael if he can put things together. He could prove to be a useful bench option. (Chattanoogan)

UNC Baseball Hosts UNC-Asheville

With the final two weeks of the college baseball regular season on the horizon, the No. 24 UNC baseball team resumes its quest for Omaha on Tuesday—welcoming the UNC-Asheville Bulldogs to Chapel Hill for a game at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels come into the game with a 29-16 record, and have won 12 of their last 15 games during a recent hot streak, while the Bulldogs have struggled this season, currently sitting at 20-26 in 2015. (Chapelboro.com)

Diamond Heels Starting to Think Big

At 29-16 overall, and 13-10 in the conference, the Diamond Heels currently sit in second place in the ACC Coastal Division and have their sights currently set on hosting an NCAA tournament regional in Chapel Hill—with the team also starting to show why they believe they have the talent to reach the College World Series in Omaha. (Chapelboro.com)

This Week With Mike Fox

Inside Carolina had an exclusive interview with head coach Mike Fox while the UNC Baseball team was on a break during final exams. "We gave the players completely off of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - they could come in optional if they wanted to around their exams and reading day. We got back to practice over the weekend Saturday and Sunday." (Inside Carolina)

Playing for Yankees a relief for Andrew Miller

Before the Yankees got to Boston on Thursday for their three-game weekend set with the Red Sox, Andrew Miller made plans to get to the city a little earlier. For two of the three-plus years Miller spent with the Sox, Craig Breslow’s Strike 3 Foundation had thrown his annual “Sip Happens” food and wine tasting to raise money for childhood cancer research, and Miller always had been a supporter. (Boston Globe)

Yankees' closer Andrew Miller making history with perfect save record

Not long after Alex Rodriguez hit his 660th career home run to break a 2-2 tie Friday night at Fenway Park, Yankees' reliever Andrew Miller came into the game and made some history of his own. With a 1-2-3 ninth inning, Miller became the first pitcher in Yankees history to record nine saves in 23 games, a feat not even Mariano Rivera ever accomplished in his illustrious 19- year career. (NJ.com)

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