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No. 3 Diamond Heels Fall To Liberty, 5-2

Trey McDyre's three-run double in the eighth proved to be the game winner as Liberty knocked off No. 3 North Carolina 5-2 Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Carolina led 2-1 after seven thanks to solo home runs from Tyler Lynn and Ashton McGee, but the Flames scored four times in the decisive inning to grab just their second win in the series in 19 tries. (GoHeels.com)

Managing the Boys: Ex-Rockies skipper Walt Weiss embraces just being “Dad”

And there he was. Walt Weiss. Former Colorado Rockies manager. A guy who played shortstop in the major leagues for a quarter-century. Who lives in Colorado and likes it here. Who wants to travel regularly now to watch a couple of his sons playing in college. And is, despite his high-profile status, a private man whose competitive nature is rivaled only by his kindness. (Mile High Sports)

No. 3 UNC Baseball Welcomes Liberty Tuesday Night

No. 3 North Carolina wraps up a four-game homestand Tuesday when the Tar Heels host Liberty at 6 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. UNC is 29-7 after taking two of three from NC State over the weekend. Liberty is 20-14 following three consecutive home losses to Winthrop. UNC is 17-1 all-time against Liberty, including a 10-1 record under coach Mike Fox. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Rise to No. 4 in D1Baseball Top 25

The UNC baseball team may have seen its 11-game win streak come to an end over the weekend, but a series victory over NC State–paired with a huge mid-week win over South Carolina–helped the Tar Heels jump one spot to the No. 4 ranking in the most recent D1Baseball.com Top 25. It’s the highest UNC (29-7, 14-4 ACC) has been ranked all season long. (Chapelboro.com)

Former UNC baseball assistant to coach against Tar Heels

UNC faces a team coached by a man familiar to the Tar Heels in Tuesday’s baseball game at Boshamer Stadium. Liberty (20-14) visits, with Scott Jackson as the first-year coach. Jackson spent the past eight seasons as a North Carolina assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Liberty’s coaching staff also includes former UNC pitcher Bryant Gaines. (Burlington Times News)

This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

North Carolina’s (29-7, 14-4 ACC) 11-game win streak ended on Sunday, but not before the Diamond Heels won their sixth ACC series in a row for the first time since 2013. This week’s slate includes Liberty on Tuesday and a weekend series at Pittsburgh. The Diamond Heels are in excellent shape for the opportunity to be a national seed in the NCAA postseason this year. (Inside Carolina)

No. 4 UNC Baseball Falls To NC State In Series Finale, 4-2

Johnny Piedmonte worked five scoreless innings of relief to lift NC State to a 4-2 win over No. 4 North Carolina in the series finale Sunday at Boshamer Stadium. Josh Hiatt struck out six in 4.2 innings of relief for the Tar Heels, who had their 11-game winning streak snapped. The Tar Heels have won six straight ACC series to open league play for the first time since 2013. (GoHeels.com)

Dustin Ackley working his way back from major injury

After signing a minor league deal in February with the Los Angeles Angels, Dustin Ackley, the former second overall draft pick of the Seattle Mariners in the 2009 MLB draft, is working to get back to full health. Ackley is bouncing between playing first base and being the designated hitter for the Salt Lake Bees. It is a way for him to take pressure off his recovery. (KSL.com)

Win Streak Hits 11 For UNC Baseball, Tar Heels Clinch Series vs. NC State

The fifth-ranked North Carolina baseball team extended its spectacular winning streak to 11 games on Saturday afternoon, taking out the NC State Wolfpack by a score of 7-1 at Boshamer Stadium. Freshman Gianluca Dalatri picked up the victory on the mound for UNC (29-6, 14-3 ACC), after tossing six innings and surrendering just a single run on five hits. (Chapelboro.com)

Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf attend UNC baseball game

Tennis greats Andre Agassi and Steffi Grafi sat behind home plate at Boshamer Stadium on Friday night and watched the Tar Heels beat NC State, 7-2, to win their 10th consecutive game. The most likely reason the couple were in Chapel Hill is because their son, Jaden, is a pretty good high school baseball player and the visit was a recruiting trip. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Pitcher J.B. Bukauskas Dealing

Against N.C. State on Friday, J.B. Bukauskas may not have had his best stuff early, but he still kept a no-hitter intact through 5 1/3 innings until UNC’s bats finally got to Wolfpack starter Sean Adler. The right-hander from Ashburn, Va. improved to 6-0 on the season (5-0 in ACC play) by allowing one earned run and four hits in seven innings of work, striking out six. (Inside Carolina)

No. 4 UNC Baseball Takes Series Opener From NC State, 7-2

Kyle Datres and Cody Roberts hit two-run homers, Logan Warmoth finished with four hits and J.B. Bukauskas won his sixth game of the year as No. 4 North Carolina scored a 7-2 victory over NC State in the series opener Friday at Boshamer Stadium (highlights). The Tar Heels have won 10 straight and now stand at 28-6 overall and 13-3 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)

No. 4 UNC Baseball Hosts NC State Starting Friday

Riding a nine-game winning streak, No. 4 North Carolina returns home to welcome NC State for the first of three Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. UNC is 27-6 following a 20-5 win over No. 8 South Carolina Tuesday in Charlotte, the Tar Heels’ fourth straight victory by at least 10 runs. NC State was also a big winner on Tuesday, thumping UNCG 10-1. (GoHeels.com)

College baseball: Tar Heels try to stay hot with Wolfpack visiting

It has been a few seasons since the North Carolina baseball team has been feeling this good at this point of the year. Nine victories in a row going into a series against their biggest rival have the Tar Heels in an ideal state of mind. “We feel we’re on a good little roll right now,” said J.B. Bukauskas, who’ll be the starting pitcher Friday night against visiting C State. (Burlington Times-News)

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will not miss next start over hamstring injury

Matt Harvey is fine. The Mets righthander who left his start Tuesday night with a “tight” left hamstring said Wednesday he did not feel any aftereffects of the cramp that had forced him out in the sixth inning of the Mets romp over the Phillies. “Nothing, it’s fine,” said Harvey, who had said the same after Tuesday night’s game. (New York Daily News)

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