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Andrew Miller is already the Yankees closer

Let's not kid ourselves here; Andrew Miller is the Yankees closer, even if no one will say that he has the job. At the moment, Miller has two saves, nine strikeouts, and has only allowed one hit, walked two, and hit a batter in 5.0 innings this year. (Pinstripe Alley)

UNC-Virginia Tech game cancelled

With the rain currently falling and the expectaions of it not letting up for some time, the Virginia Tech baseball team's game with visiting North Carolina has been cancelled. The ACC series ends tied at one win for each team. (Hokie Sports)

The Powerful Dustin Ackley, Revisited

Back in November, I examined the improvements Ackley made down the stretch in 2014. In short, last year Ackley improved his production off fly balls by pulling the ball with more authority and distance. Through nine games, we’ve seen Ackley build off those improvements he made last year. (Lookout Landing)

South Carolina's Chad Holbrook steps up for student with dwarfism

Driving in the car a few days after Christmas, South Carolina coach Chad Holbrook noticed his wife, Jennifer, crying as she read something on her phone. He asked what was wrong, and she began to share the story published by The State newspaper on Blaire Epting, the Hammond School senior who received the thrill of a lifetime when he scored a touchdown on Senior Night. (NCAA.com)

No. 18 Diamond Heels Outlast Hokies, 11-10

Brian Miller's sacrifice fly in the eighth scored Elijah Sutherland to break a 10-10 tie and No. 18 North Carolina held on for a wild 11-10 win over Virginia Tech Saturday at English Field. Trent Thornton allowed just one run in 4.1 innings of relief to get the win for the Tar Heels, who were out-hit 14-7 but did just enough to win for the 27th time in 29 meetings since the Hokies joined the ACC. (GoHeels.com)

Hokies Power Past No. 18 UNC Baseball, 8-3

Alex Perez and Brendon Hayden homered in a five-run sixth as Virginia Tech beat No. 18 North Carolina 8-3 Friday at English Field. Kit Scheetz limited UNC to three runs over seven strong innings as the Hokies beat the Tar Heels for the first time since 2007. Landon Lassiter had three hits and drove in a run for the Tar Heels, who will send J.B. Bukauskas to the mound Saturday. (GoHeels.com)

Yankees reliever Andrew Miller says time with Orioles was 'most fun I've ever had playing baseball'

When New York Yankees left-hander Andrew Miller took the mound in the eighth inning Monday with one on, one out and his club clinging to a one-run lead, he wasn't nostalgic. He wasn't considering that the guys in the batter's box were his teammates just a few short months ago. (Baltimore Sun)

No. 18 Tar Heels Back On The Road At Virginia Tech

North Carolina returns to Atlantic Coast Conference competition Friday at 5:30 p.m. when the Tar Heels visit Virginia Tech for the first of a three-game series at English Field. Carolina has won six of seven and is 23-14 on the year after a six-inning 1-0 win over High Point on Tuesday. The Tar Heels are currently tied for second in the ACC Coastal at 9-9 after taking two of three from NC State last weekend in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)

Virginia Tech baseball faces off against UNC in three-game weekend series

Virginia Tech baseball is back in Blacksburg this weekend after being swept last weekend by the University of Miami. This time, the Hokies will face off against the University of North Carolina in a three-game series at English Field. The NCAA RPI rankings have the Tar Heels listed as the 16th-best team in the country, however, the USA Today coach’s poll doesn’t have them ranked. (Collegiate Times)

Six-week gauntlet ends for Hokies with series versus UNC

Tech’s schedule the last six weeks, (includes UNC series), has featured the last 13 ACC Baseball Championship teams. In its ACC history, only the 2010 squad had more wins (when playing all six of those teams in an ACC season) with seven than the Hokies have this year (6). The 2013 squad had six wins but did not play Clemson. (Hokie Sports)

ACC Race Heats Up As UNC Baseball Visits Virginia Tech

As one of five teams tied at 9-9 in the ACC, the UNC baseball team hopes to distance itself from the crowd this weekend, heading to Virginia Tech to face the Hokies in an important three-game conference series. Overall, the Tar Heels are 23-14 this season, while Virginia Tech is 18-20, with a 7-11 mark in league play. (Chapelboro.com)

J.B. Bukauskas thriving in first season at North Carolina

During his three years of varsity baseball at Stone Bridge High School, right-handed pitcher J.B. Bukauskas found that when he needed to get an out, he just reared back and fired his 95 mile per hour fastball past the hitter. Bukauskas is learning that is not always the case at the collegiate level. But he is adapting quickly as a freshman at UNC and is finding success with the Tar Heels. (Inside NoVa)

Reilly Hovis Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

UNC junior right-hander Reilly Hovis underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday morning and will miss the remainder of the 2015 season. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews. Hovis, who made just two appearances in 2015, was a first-team All-ACC relief pitcher for UNC last season. The Gastonia, native won a team-best nine games and saved six as a sophomore in 2014. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina-UNC Asheville Canceled Due To Rain

Wednesday's baseball game between No. 18 North Carolina and UNC Asheville has been canceled due to heavy rain in the forecast. No makeup date has been announced. Carolina will travel to Blacksburg for a three-game ACC series against Virginia Tech beginning Friday at 5:30 p.m. at English Field. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC baseball's rain delay antics

During a rain delay against High Point on Tuesday, April 15th the Tar Heels and Panthers competed in a series of impromptu war games. Many good bananas were lost. View Video...

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