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This Week With Mike Fox

Inside Carolina caught up with head coach Mike Fox after UNC’s first series victory at Georgia Tech since 2009. The Diamond Heels are 14-9 (5-4 ACC) and head into a four-game week hosting Appalachian State on Tuesday and then Miami this weekend. "You get five opportunities here in the league to go on the road and winning on the road is obviously very important as well as taking care of business at home." (Inside Carolina)

Mariners’ Dustin Ackley continues to get more comfortable in left field

Dustin Ackley’s primary position is left field, the spot he played regularly last year after making the transition from second base to outfield early in the 2013 season. Now going through his second spring training in the outfield, Ackley is beginning to feel like a veteran. A year ago, he recalls, soreness in his shoulder was a constant companion. Now, he says, it’s only an occasional visitor (Seattle Times)

Video: Matt Harvey explains how he can throw 98 mph over and over for Mets

In 2013, his last healthy year, Matt Harvey averaged 95.8 mph with his fastball — making him the hardest throwing starting pitcher in baseball that year. Harvey returns to the Mets this season, after rehabbing from Tommy John surgery for the last 17 months. One of his focuses has been his mechanics. (NJ.com)

No. 17 Tar Heels Win Series At Georgia Tech

Benton Moss returned to pitch six innings and strike out eight as No. 17 North Carolina topped No. 21 Georgia Tech 5-1 Saturday evening at Russ Chandler Stadium. The win gave the Tar Heels, who dropped the first of two Saturday 6-5, their first series win in Atlanta since 2009 and just their second in eight trips under Mike Fox. (GoHeels.com)

Yankees' Adam Warren 1 step closer to winning rotation spot?

Adam Warren took what might have been a big step forward in the Yankees' fifth starter competition, throwing five innings against the Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium Friday. Manager Joe Girardi said Thursday that the battle is on, and that he'll be watching each starter closely. How does Warren feel about that? "It doesn't really add any more pressure to me," Warren said. (NJ.com)

Dunbar Powers No. 17 Carolina Past No. 21 Georgia Tech

Korey Dunbar's two-run homer in the ninth was the difference as No. 17 North Carolina won a 5-3 thriller over No. 21 Georgia Tech Friday night at Russ Chandler Stadium. Zac Gallen allowed two runs and struck out seven in 7.0 innings but Kel Johnson's two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth set the stage for Dunbar's heroics. (GoHeels.com)

Inside Matt Harvey's injury rehab

Matt Harvey’s first post-surgery act was one of defiance — a middle finger from his hospital bed directed at the surgery itself. He would share it on Instagram six months later — causing a minor social media stir — and the message was clear. He was not going to let this beat him. (New York Daily News)

Tar Heel Rally Falls Short In 12-11 Loss To Davidson

No. 17 North Carolina scored six runs in the ninth but Davdison's Ty Middlebrooks made a juggling catch at the wall for the final out as the Wildcats held on for a 12-11 win Tuesday at Boshamer Stadium. Korey Dunbar and Brian Miller had four hits each for the Tar Heels, who also got home runs from Alex Raburn and Logan Warmoth but couldn't overcome a 10-0 deficit in falling to 12-8 on the year. (GoHeels.com)

Former Tar Heels Helping Fight Childhood Cancer (audio)

Former Carolina baseball teammates are joining forces once again to fight childhood cancer. Former Tar Heel Catcher Chase Jones tells WCHL’s Blake Hodge that the fight against childhood cancer is personal for him. (Chapelboro.com)

Struggling Diamond Heels Play Host to Davidson Tuesday

The Diamond Heels return home Tuesday for a midweek test at Boshamer Stadium with an in-state foe, the 9-5 Davidson Wildcats. Uncharacteristic losses in four of the past six games have dropped Coach Mike Fox and his UNC baseball squad to 22nd in the polls and left Carolina with a less than spectacular 12-7 overall record, to go with an average 3-3 mark in the ACC. (Chapelboro.com)

Seager handling success by doing what he always does — tweaking his swing

There might be no player who better symbolizes the Mariners’ rising fortunes than third baseman Kyle Seager. Just a year ago the Mariners and Seager offered the hope of promise and possibility. Now, they each face the expectation of continued improvement and eventual excellence. Seager, at 27, is handling success the way he handled last spring’s questions...by tinkering with his swing. (Tacoma News Tribune)

This Week With Mike Fox

Inside Carolina interviewed the UNC head coach Mike Fox after his baseball team returned from Pittsburgh. The Diamond Heels are 12-7 (3-3 ACC) heading into hosting Davidson on Tuesday and then departing for Atlanta this weekend to face Georgia Tech in another ACC series. (Inside Carolina)

Andrew Miller: This Lefty Reliever Specializes in Outs

In 2012, Andrew Miller’s first season as a full-time reliever with the Boston Red Sox, the left-hander dominated left-handed hitters, allowing a paltry .429 on-base-plus slugging percentage. But, like a lot of lefties, he couldn’t manage the same success against right-handed hitters, allowing an .829 OPS. “I made a conscious effort the next year to do a better job against them,” said Miller, who signed with the Yankees in December. (Wall Street Journal)

No. 11 Tar Heels Drop Series Finale In 10

Eric Hess singled home Ron Sherman in the bottom of the 10th to give Pitt a 3-2 win over No. 11 North Carolina Sunday at Cost Field. UNC rallied to tie it in the ninth but Hess' single to right center won it for the Panthers, who improved to 8-9 and 3-3 in the ACC. The Tar Heels fell to 12-7 and 3-3 in the league despite a good start from Trent Thornton and two hits apiece from Brian Miller and Elijah Sutherland. (GoHeels.com)

Padres catcher Tim Federowicz out 3-6 months with a torn meniscus

MLB.com’s Barry M. Bloom reports that Padres catcher Tim Federowicz will miss the next three to six months with a complete tear of the meniscus in his right knee. The initial diagnosis had been a small tear in his lateral meniscus, which would have required arthroscopic surgery. (NBC Sports)

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