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This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

Following a weekend sweep at BC, Mike Fox and the Diamond Heels (26-6. 12-3 ACC) are riding an eight-game winning streak and No. 4 national ranking. UNC plays South Carolina on Tuesday in Charlotte before hosting NC State this weekend. "Everybody is doing their part and helping us in one way or another and the kids are playing with a quiet confidence." (Inside Carolina)

Diamond Heels Hold Steady at No. 5 in D1Baseball Top 25

Riding an eight-game win streak–including a record-breaking sweep over Boston College this past weekend–the Diamond Heels held on to their No. 5 ranking in the D1Baseball.com Top 25 released Monday. In a week where the top six teams remained the same as last week’s, North Carolina (26-6, 12-3 ACC) remains one of three ACC schools among the top five. (Chapelboro.com)

No. 4 Diamond Heels Sweep Boston College In Record Setting Series

No. 4 North Carolina established a new school record for runs in a three-game ACC series in sweeping a doubleheader from Boston College 16-4 and 15-3 Sunday at Commander Shea Field. The Tar Heels scored 48 runs over three games against the Eagles, surpassing the 45 posted by the 2002 squad in a sweep at Duke. (GoHeels.com)

The ins and outs of how new-look Matt Harvey is successful

Different Knight. Good night. Let’s not go completely overboard on the “Humbled Matt Harvey” angle, because he’s still a professional athlete, a job in which a large ego can serve you quite well as long as it’s properly channeled, and he can still date his way into Page Six. But the right-hander clearly has refined a lower key since undergoing surgery last July. (New York Post)

No. 4 UNC Baseball Powers Past Boston College, 17-7

Zack Gahagan's grand slam highlighted a 7-run sixth and No. 4 North Carolina used four home runs to slug past Boston College 17-7 Saturday afternoon at Commander Shea Field. Rodney Hutchison Jr. tossed four scoreless innings in relief to get his fourth win of the year as the Tar Heels won their sixth straight game to improve to 24-6 and 10-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. (GoHeels.com)

Matt Harvey Is No Longer the Alpha Dog, but Still Has Bite

That was not bad for a man with one less rib than the rest of us. Mets pitcher Matt Harvey took to the mound at Citi Field on Thursday night for the first time since he shut down his season last July and had surgery. He remains shorn for now of his top-shelf fastball, that 98-mile-per-hour heater, and that added to the fascination. (New York Times)

No. 4 UNC Baseball Takes On Boston College This Weekend

No. 4 North Carolina heads back out on the road for the second straight weekend when the Tar Heels visit Boston College Saturday for the first of three at Commander Shea Field at 2:30 p.m. Carolina is 23-6 after an extra-innings win over ECU on Tuesday in Chapel Hill. Boston College improved to 9-17 on the year with a 5-1 win at Northeastern. (GoHeels.com)

Matt Harvey dazzles in first meaningful game since surgery

At the start of spring training, Terry Collins saw a pitcher coming back from a serious operation. Bit by bit, though, Matt Harvey started resembling the star he has been. “Each bullpen, he seemed a little bit better, ball came out of his hand a little bit better, his slider was a little bit crisper and all of a sudden, put a smile on his face,” Collins said. (New York Post)

J.B. Bukauskas Grabs National Midseason Baseball Honors

UNC right-hander J.B. Bukauskas was named to a pair of national midseason All-America teams on Thursday. Bukauskas was a first-team selection on both the D1Baseball Midseason All-America team and the Midseason Perfect Game/Rawlings College Baseball All-American team. In addition, D1Baseball named Bukauskas the Midseason Top Pitcher. (GoHeels.com)

Andrew Miller focused on long haul with Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians left-handed reliever Andrew Miller did what he does best when he jogged to the center of the diamond in the Opening Day game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park Monday night. In one inning of set-up work, Miller struck out two hitters and needed just 14 pitches to set the Rangers down in the eighth on the way to an 8-5 win over Texas. (WKYC)

UNC Baseball No. 2 In Early Projected Field of 64

With the season halfway complete, now’s the perfect time to start piecing together the postseason picture. Oregon State, clearly, is the frontrunner for the top national seed. The Beavers have won 20 games in a row and rank No. 1 in the RPI. Behind the Beavers, in order, are North Carolina, Texas Tech, Clemson, Florida, Texas Christian, Louisville and Arizona. (Baseball America)

No. 4 UNC Baseball Beats East Carolina In Extra Innings

Ashton McGee's bases-loaded single with two outs in the 11th Tuesday night gave No. 4 North Carolina a 3-2 win over East Carolina and completed a season sweep of the Pirates. McGee, who was hitless in five trips prior to the game winner, lined an RBI single just beyond the reach of ECU right fielder T.J. Riles to score Adam Pate from third. (GoHeels.com)

No. 4 UNC Baseball Returns Home To Host ECU Tuesday

Fresh off its first sweep at Florida State in program history, No. 4 North Carolina returns to Boshamer Stadium to host East Carolina Tuesday at 6 p.m. The Tar Heels are 22-6 on the year and have won eight of nine after taking three from the Seminoles last weekend in Tallahassee. ECU is 18-11 after being swept at home by Connecticut over the weekend. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Jump to No. 5 in D1Baseball Top 25 Poll

Fresh off the program’s first ever series sweep in Tallahassee over then No. 12 Florida State, head coach Mike Fox and the UNC baseball team jumped three spots in this week’s D1Baseball.com Top 25–checking in at No. 5. It marks the highest the Tar Heels (22-6, 9-3 ACC) have been ranked all season. UNC which currently sits atop the ACC Coastal Division. (Chapelboro.com)

This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

Inside Carolina caught up with UNC baseball coach Mike Fox after his Diamond Heels (22-6, 9-3 ACC) recorded a weekend sweep at Florida State and moved up to No. 4 in the national rankings. “It was [huge]. I am very happy for our players. It is a difficult place to win a series, none the less to win all three. Our kids played well and we took advantage of opportunities we were given.” (Inside Carolina)

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