Mistakes doom UNC in series-opening loss to SeminolesFacing No. 4 Florida State and ace Luke Weaver and needing some wins to improve its NCAA Tournament chances, North Carolina couldn’t afford any mental mistakes. Instead, the Tar Heels allowed two runs to score on a wild pitch in the second inning, sending the Seminoles on their way to a 7-0 win in the series opener at Boshamer Stadium. (Durham Herald-Sun)
No. 4 FSU Shuts Out UNC, 7-0D.J. Stewart had three doubles and drove in three runs, and Luke Weaver pitched 7.0 scoreless innings as No. 4 Florida State took game one of a three-game series against North Carolina 7-0 Friday night at Boshamer Stadium. Parks Jordan and Landon Lassiter had two hits each for the Tar Heels, who fell to 29-20 and 13-12 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. (GoHeels.com)
Mets' Matt Harvey hopes to pitch from mound in one monthNew York Mets ace Matt Harvey's recovery from October 2013 Tommy John surgery continues to go well. Harvey was able to throw from 120 feet on flat ground on Friday, and that puts him in line to pitch from a mound on June 10. Obviously, that's a month away, and setbacks are still possible. That said, this suggests that Harvey could hit those "best-case scenario" estimates for his return to the Mets. (CBS Sports)
#4 Florida State visits North CarolinaThe Tar Heels have been fantastic on the mound this season with a team ERA of of just 2.80, good for second best in the ACC behind Virginia. With a low number of hits allowed per game coupled with a high strikeout rate, UNC has largely been able to keep offenses at bay all season. (Tomahawk Nation)
FSU ace Luke Weaver healthy for series at UNCThe Florida State baseball team received some good news this week when the Seminoles learned ace right-hander Luke Weaver is fine after taking a line drive off his leg last weekend. (Tallahassee Democrat)
Tar Heels Open Final Home Series FridayNorth Carolina welcomes No. 4 Florida State to Boshamer Stadium for a three-game set beginning Friday night at 7, the final home series of 2014 for the Tar Heels. Carolina has won seven of its last nine including a pair of midweek victories over Campbell and Elon to improve to 29-19 on the year, while FSU comes to town with a 37-11 record. (GoHeels.com)
Diamond Heels persevering through inconsistent seasonBelieve it or not, North Carolina head coach Mike Fox is thoroughly enjoying his club’s challenging 2014 campaign. The Tar Heels enter this weekend’s Florida State series with a 29-19 overall record, 13-11 ACC mark, which in the eyes of some, might not be perceived as too bad. But from the Tar Heels’ perspective, it’s far from the norm. The season thus far has tested Fox and the Tar Heels to the brink, but they're staying strong. (Perfect Game)
Video: Michael Russell Leading The ACCJunior Michael Russell leads the ACC in several categories including hits, doubles, total bases and slugging percentage after re-tooling his swing mechanics after his sophomore season.
Yankees' Brian Roberts said he was feeling pressure of replacing Robinson CanoAfter nearly six weeks, Brian Roberts admitted what many suspected. "I probably put a little too much pressure on myself early on," the 36-year-old second baseman said Tuesday night after providing the winning margin with a ninth-inning home run in the Yankees' 4-3 victory over the Angels. (Newsday)
Photos: Diamond Heels Shave Heads For Vs. Cancer Foundation FundraiserFor the third year in a row, I have had the honor to photograph the players of the North Carolina baseball team shaving their heads to help children with cancer. Each year, the team partners with my good friends over at the Vs. Cancer Foundation to raise funds for both a local children’s cancer hospital and cancer research. And each year, I am more impressed with the response and effort of the players and staff. (Alycat Photos)
Tempers boil as Tar Heels punish ElonIn a game ripe with overtones of misbehaving players, North Carolina hit hardest in a 12-6 non-conference baseball game against Elon. It ended up with coaches face-to-face Wednesday night at Latham Park. After a brief handshake, with UNC’s Mike Fox particularly animated again, tempers didn’t simmer until Elon’s Mike Kennedy was conferring with UNC's assistant coaches after Fox was shooed away. (Burlington Times News)
Tar Heels Double Up Elon, 12-6Parks Jordan had three hits and drove in three runs as North Carolina defeated Elon 12-6 Wednesday night at Latham Park. Joe Dudek belted his fourth home run of the year in a five-run first inning, and Taylore Cherry picked up his first win of the season with 5.2 solid innings of work as the Tar Heels improved to 29-19 on the year. (GoHeels.com)
Mike Fox Weighs In On Tar Heel MLB Success, UNC Injury WoesBaseball has again returned to Chapel Hill after a hiatus during the final exam period. What was Coach Mike Fox doing in his break away from leading his Diamond Heels? He says he enjoyed visiting with former Tar Heel standout Michael Morin up in New York City. Morin was getting set to make his Major League Baseball debut for the Los Angeles Angels. (Chapelboro.com)
Video: UNC 2013-2014 All Sports VideoThe All Sports video celebrates UNC athletics over the past year. The video highlights some of the best moments during the 2013-2014 Tar Heel sports calendar.
Tar Heels Stymie Camels In 5-0 WinZac Gallen tossed six scoreless innings and North Carolina beat visiting Campbell 5-0 Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Michael Russell and Skye Bolt had three hits each for the Tar Heels, who were in action for the first time in a week after finishing final exams. Gallen and Trevor Kelley limited the Camels to just six hits as Carolina posted its first shutout win since April 11. (GoHeels.com)