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Around the Bases with Parks Jordan

Inside Carolina caught up with senior Parks Jordan after the Diamond Heels' 3-2 walk off victory over Xavier on Sunday to capture their first series win of the season. (Inside Carolina)

Mariners' Kyle Seager is stuck in the shadows

Only eight American League players logged more games over the last two seasons than Kyle Seager. Only four played more defensive innings. None of this seems to affect Seager, who remains one of the league’s top bargains after recently agreeing to a deal for a fistful of dollars over the minimum; he won’t be eligible for arbitration until after this season. (Seattle News Tribune)

Tar Heels Rally Past Xavier To Win Series

No. 12 North Carolina rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Xavier, 3-2, in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Alex Raburn tied the game with a sharp single to left and Adam Pate won it with an infield single in the hole between third and short. Spencer Trayner got his first collegiate win with 1.1 innings of scoreless relief. (GoHeels.com)

Can Colin Moran Live Up to His Draft Spot?

A highly-touted college third baseman out of UNC, Moran was selected sixth overall in the past draft and was polished enough to immediately flirt with the .300 mark in full-season ball; he also was deemed polished enough for the Arizona Fall League after just 42 games of professional experience. (RotoGraphs)

Carolina Evens Series With Xavier

Trent Thornton allowed just one run in 6.2 innings and Chris McCue worked the final two innings for his second save of the year as No. 12 North Carolina beat Xavier, 2-1, Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Zach Daly had two hits and scored the eventual run on a steal of home as the Tar Heels evened the series (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Baseball Falls To Xavier, 2-1

No. 12 North Carolina fell to 1-3 on the year Friday with a 2-1 loss to Xavier at Boshamer Stadium. Junior right-hander Benton Moss took the loss despite tossing a solid 7.1 innings in his second outing, allowing just six hits and two runs while striking out four. Carolina will look to snap its first losing streak in over a year Saturday when the two teams square off at 2 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Left-hander Brian Moran an intriguing bullpen option for Angels

It has been 14 years since the Angels carried a Rule 5 pick on their major league roster — the last was reliever Derrick Turnbow in 2000 — but left-hander Brian Moran could break that streak. Toronto selected Moran, 25, from Seattle in December’s Rule 5 draft and traded him to the Angels for a $244,000 international draft slot. (Los Angeles Times)

This Week With Mike Fox

Inside Carolina caught up with the head coach of the Diamond Heels after their season-opening series at Charleston. What were your takeaways from first weekend of competition? Mike Fox: "We had to travel which was different than we anticipated. This time of the year in college baseball you do whatever you have to just to be able to play. It was good to get on the field." (Inside Carolina)

Tuesday UNC Baseball Report

The 2014 baseball season got off to a bit of a rocky start and that was before the first pitch was even thrown. The winter weather that impacted the Chapel Hill area meant the Heels could not open the 2014 season at Boshamer Stadium. There were concerns that the field could not be made ready in time so the series with College of Charleston was moved to Charleston for the weekend. (Tar Heel Blog)

Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts looking forward to more playing time

Second baseman Brian Roberts has yet to turn his first double play in a Yankees uniform, but he won't need much time to get acquainted with his partner up the middle, as Derek Jeter has already made a lasting impact on his career. (MLB.com)

Tar Heels Fall To Charleston In Series Finale, 3-1

No. 11 North Carolina dropped its first series of 2014 with a 3-1 loss to the College of Charleston Monday afternoon at Patriots Point. Zac Gallen was outstanding in his UNC debut, throwing 6.2 innings and allowing just two runs on seven hits and one walk. But the Gibbsboro, N.J., product was the hard-luck loser as the Tar Heel offense mustered just five hits against five CofC pitchers. (GoHeels.com)

Arrival in camp 'difficult' day for Matt Harvey

The realization that Matt Harvey will not be able to contribute with his teammates hit him hard Sunday, on the ace's first day in the Mets' spring training clubhouse. "It's a little bit difficult of a day considering I'm starting to realize that the year is not going to go the way I wanted it to," said Harvey, who underwent Tommy John surgery Oct. 22. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels Hammer Charleston, 12-3

Trent Thornton had a career-high 10 strikeouts and Michael Russell had four hits and drove in four as No. 11 North Carolina evened its series with the College of Charleston with a 12-3 win Sunday afternoon at Patriots Point. Chris McCue pitched two scoreless innings to notch his first save of the year and Zach Daly clubbed his first career home run in the victory. (GoHeels.com)

L.A. Angels catcher Chris Iannetta reflects on pro baseball ride to date

In some respects, Chris Iannetta’s professional baseball career can be interpreted as a “box of chocolates” or in more conventional terms, a mystery wrapped inside an enigma. This might be hard to fathom, but this June will mark 10 years since the Colorado Rockies drafted Iannetta out of the University of North Carolina. (Woonsocket Call)

Carolina Drops Opener To Charleston, 7-4

No. 12 North Carolina dropped its 2014 season opener to the College of Charleston, 7-4, Saturday afternoon at Patriots Point. Tom Zengel's two-run double helped the Tar Heels build an early 4-0 lead, but the Cougars rallied for five runs in the sixth and added two in the seventh to spring the upset. (GoHeels.com)

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