No. 18 Carolina Downs Boston College, 6-1J.B. Bukauskas worked seven scoreless innings as No. 18 North Carolina beat visiting Boston College 6-1 Saturday at a rainy Boshamer Stadium. Landon Lassiter had two doubles and all nine starters reached base for the Tar Heels. Carolina will send Benton Moss to the hill in Sunday's finale searching for its first ACC sweep since last year against Virginia Tech. (GoHeels.com)
Like his manager, Mike Scioscia, Angels reliever Mike Morin not really into role playingAngels reliever Mike Morin is 23, about to turn 24. When he was coming into his baseball fandom in the early 2000s, he thought each team had one closer and just a bunch of nameless other relievers without roles. As he aged, as some ballclubs had delineated men for each of a game’s final four innings, Morin learned that viewpoint was incorrect. And now he’s learning it might have been wrongly accurate, in a way. (Orange County Register)
Pitching and defense secure UNC win over Boston CollegeNorth Carolina relied on superb pitching and great defense in securing a gritty 1-0 win over Boston College on Friday night. Runs were at a premium at Boshamer Stadium and so the Tar Heels played to the foundational philosophy that head coach Mike Fox built his program on – an efficient arm on the mound backed up with quality defensive play. (Inside Carolina)
Zac Gallen, Defense Shine In 1-0 Win Over Boston CollegeZac Gallen allowed just three hits in his second complete game in as many home starts as No. 18 North Carolina topped Boston College 1-0 Friday at Boshamer Stadium. Logan Warmoth's bases-loaded walk against BC starter Mike King in the second inning produced the lone run of the game. Joe Dudek made a diving stop and beat Donovan Casey to the bag at first for the final out. (GoHeels.com)
Zac Gallen’s Fridays Key For Diamond HeelsWhen the No. 23 UNC baseball team opens its three-game ACC series with the Boston College Eagles Friday night at Boshamer Stadium, Zac Gallen will be returning to the mound on which he delivered the two finest performances of his young pitching career against his team’s two biggest rivals. (Chapelboro.com)
No. 18 Tar Heels Host BC For Three At The BoshNorth Carolina begins the ACC stretch run when the Tar Heels welcome Boston College to Boshamer Stadium for the first of three Friday evening at 6:30. Carolina has won three in a row after knocking off Campbell and UNCW in the midweek to improve to 26-15. BC is 22-18 on the year after beating Massachusetts to win the 2015 Beanpot Championship at Fenway Park on Wednesday. (GoHeels.com)
Matt Harvey Won’t Let Ankle Sprain Keep Him From Subway SeriesMets ace Matt Harvey has a mild left ankle sprain but the team says he will make his next scheduled start Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Harvey left the clubhouse Wednesday afternoon to have his foot examined by a doctor. He said he tweaked the ankle in spring training when he ran into the wall while shagging flies. (CBS New York)
New Bern's Adam Warren Gets 1st Major League Win Of SeasonAdam Warren (1-1) allowed four runs in the bottom of the first, walking four of the first five batters he faced, but he was fine after that. He ended up allowing five hits in 5 2-3 innings, and New York kept padding its lead. The Yankees (8-7) moved above .500 for the first time this year. (WITN)
J.B. Bukauskas asked all 30 major league teams not to draft himJ.B. Bukauskas should have never come to UNC. He should be in the farm system of some major league club. He should be a rookie after being taken in the first two rounds of the 2014 MLB Draft. He should have put his name on a signing bonus check with six, maybe seven, digits. But he didn’t. While most kids look forward to their senior year in high school, J.B. Bukauskas skipped it to come to UNC early. (Daily Tar Heel)
Angels' Chris Iannetta now fits the frame among major league catchersIt is early, so everything that follows should be consumed with several grains of salt. But this is worth noting: Chris Iannetta, the Angels’ catcher, appears to have reversed what was probably his worst characteristic as a ballplayer. Where he once was a poor pitch-framer – one of baseball’s poorest – he now appears to be a superb one. (Orange County Register)
Matt Harvey on his fastballIn college, I had a fastball crisis. It was my sophomore year at North Carolina, and my arm swing got really bad. One pitch I’d throw a 94 mph fastball, then the next one would be 86. I didn’t know right away what was going on. Some people thought I had an injury. But it was really that I lost my mechanics. (The Players' Tribune)
No. 18 UNC Edges No. 22 UNCW In Extra Innings, 6-5Tyler Ramirez singled and scored on a balk in the top of the 12th to give No. 18 North Carolina a 6-5 win over No. 22 UNCW Wednesday at Brooks Field. Trent Thornton struck out Joe Bertone with the tying run on third to end it, giving UNC a third consecutive win. Brian Miller had three hits and scored two runs as the Tar Heels improved to 26-15 and snapped the Seahawks' 10-game winning streak. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Coaches "Shake It Off"UNC Coaches made a music video to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off". The video originally aired at the 2015 Rammys on April 20, 2015.
Trevor Kelley Earning MVP Status For Diamond HeelsIn a season in which UNC needed a veteran pitcher to step up, reliever Trevor Kelley has become the Tar Heels’ most important player of 2015. In an 8-3 win over Campbell on Tuesday, the senior right-hander picked up his fourth win of the season after tossing 4.1 innings in relief and allowing just three hits without a run. That type of performance has been the norm for UNC’s most effective reliever. (Inside Carolina)
Video: The History Of Argyle At CarolinaDean Smith asked clothing designer Alexander Julian to design new uniforms for the UNC men's basketball team. The linking diamonds that have been featured down the sides of Carolina’s jerseys and shorts since 1991-92 will soon be added to more UNC uniforms, thanks to a color and logo “refresh” announced by Nike and UNC Athletics.