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)
Pair Of Midweek Tests To Challenge Diamond HeelsOnly two ACC series remain for Head Coach Mike Fox’s squad. And with perennial powerhouse Florida State and Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston coming to town this weekend for a three-game set, Carolina will be hoping to get its game in order. A couple midweek confidence-boosting wins against the Phoenix and Camels would be just what the Tar Heels are looking for. (Chapelboro.com)
Tuesday Baseball ReportIn terms of UNC's ACC Tournament chances, the Tar Heels presently sit in 5th place but the field around them has gotten very crowded. Potentially complicating matters is the fact UNC has six games against two of the best teams in the ACC. FSU comes to town this weekend and UNC closes out the regular season at Miami the following week. (Tar Heel Blog)
This Week With Mike FoxCoach Fox, can you reflect back on the East Carolina game last week? "I'd rather not. [Laughs]. That was obviously not a good game for us. The only bright spot for us was on the mound with Taylore Cherry. I thought Taylore pitched exceptionally well and got out of some trouble. But, we didn't do anything else well that entire night. It was a disappointing performance." (Inside Carolina)
Success for Yankees' Adam Warren likely to keep him in bullpenAdam Warren has grabbed the Yankees' seventh-inning role, manager Joe Girardi said before Friday's game against the Rays. That news might not exactly have been surprising. A converted starter, Warren has been stellar out of the bullpen, posting a 1.72 ERA over 15.2 innings. Warren has "been very important to our bullpen," Girardi said. (NJ.com)