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Benton Moss, Trent Thornton, Tyler Ramirez Named To All-ACC Academic Team

North Carolina starting pitchers Benton Moss and Trent Thornton and outfielder Tyler Ramirez were named to the 2014 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team, as announced Thursday by Commissioner John Swofford. (GoHeels.com)

Best Games Of 2013-14: No. 15-No. 11

No. 13: Carolina 4, Virginia 2 - Baseball, April 20, 2014: A young Carolina squad had gone toe-to-toe with the top-ranked Cavaliers in the first two games of a midseason ACC series, falling 3-2 and 3-1 before entering the Easter Sunday finale with hopes of avoiding a sweep. The Tar Heels did just that due in large part to their two most consistent performers of 2014 - Michael Russell and Reilly Hovis. (GoHeels.com)

Chris Munnelly adjusting to closer's role in minors

Chris Munnelly had a late start to his second season in professional baseball, but he has quickly settled into his new role as a closer with the Tri-City ValleyCats. Munnelly, who signed with the Houston Astros as an undrafted free agent last June, started his season in Kissimmee, Fla., at extended spring training because the organization wanted him to focus on becoming a closer. (Winston-Salem Journal)

UNC-South Carolina baseball game a possibility at Charlotte ballpark

The State has learned that talks are ongoing to pair USC against North Carolina in a midweek game in the 2016 season at Charlotte’s BB&T Ballpark, the $54-million Triple-A facility that opened this spring. Preliminary discussions are under way for a two-year deal at the home of the Charlotte Knights, a Chicago White Sox affiliate, between the two powerhouse collegiate programs in neighboring states. (The State)

Kyle Seager not eager to talk about his player of the week honor

For the second time this season, Kyle Seager was named the player of the week in the American League. His reward for the achievement — a wrist watch from Major League Baseball, so now he’ll have two. “It’s a really nice watch,” Seager said. “A little too fancy to wear. That’s for the shelf in the man cave.” (Seattle Times)

Kyle Seager named American League player of the week

Kyle Seager has been named the American League player of the week for the week ending on June 29. It’s the second time this season he’s garnered the award. Seager shared the award for April 21-27 with Chicago’s Jose Abreu. Giants’ pitcher Tim Lincecum was named the National League player of the week after throwing the second no-hitter of his career. (Seattle Times)

Omaha Eight: Picking the 2015 CWS field

The Tar Heels didn't have a 2014 campaign to remember, but this should be a vastly improved and more experienced club in '15. For starters, the Tar Heels welcome back a bulk of their offensive lineup with Wood Myers and Skye Bolt, among others, as headliners. But the biggest returning starter is Landon Lassiter, who hit .305 last season, and will return to college for another season. (Perfect Game)

UNC Baseball 2014 Season Recap

The 2014 North Carolina baseball team finished 35-27 and advanced to the NCAA Championship for the 13th consecutive season, where the Tar Heels defeated No. 2 Florida in the NCAA Gainesville Regional. Below is a list of team and individual honors accomplished during the 2014 season. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Finishes Fourteenth in Director's Cup Standings

UNC finished fourteenth in the final 2013-2014 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics announced Friday. Carolina compiled a total 976 points, led by the women’s tennis team with a second-place finish of 90 points. (Chapelboro.com)

Kyle Seager works himself onto All-Star radar

A case could be made for Kyle Seager to make a late All-Star push at third base as he's posted some of the best numbers in baseball in the last few weeks. Seager has hit .391 with eight runs, six doubles, three home runs and 15 RBIs over his last 12 games. He's tied for eighth among all AL hitters in RBIs with 54 and leads the Mariners with 12 home runs. (MLB.com)

Chaz Frank moving up the Blue Jays ladder

Lansing, Michigan is a long way from home for former Central Davidson and University of North Carolina star Chaz Frank. But in terms of his goals as a professional baseball player, he's right where he needs to be. So, for him, that is a good thing. Frank was drafted in the 20th round in 2013 by the Toronto Blue Jays and assigned to their short-season Class A franchise in Vancouver, Canada. (Lexington Dispatch)

Dustin Ackley To Be Inducted Into Omaha Hall Of Fame

One of the best hitters in Atlantic Coast Conference history, Dustin Ackley holds the College World Series career record with 28 hits and the sweet-swinging lefthander tallied a .412 batting average (28-for-68) in his career in Omaha. The first player ever to be named to the CWS All-Tournament Team on three occasions, Ackley was the first three-time All-American in University of North Carolina history. (GoHeels.com)

Daniel Bard Among Many MLB Pitchers Who Suddenly Lost Control

Daniel Bard’s downward spiral reached a new low Thursday, as the Texas Rangers released the 28-year-old pitcher following a dreadful stint with the organization’s Single-A affiliate in Hickory, N.C. Bard’s downfall is shocking considering how much promise he showed early in his career with the Boston Red Sox. (NESN)

Texas Rangers release Daniel Bard

The Texas Rangers ended on Thursday the attempt to revive the career of former major-league reliever Daniel Bard. Bard, 28, was unable to conquer the control problems that have sabotaged his career. With Hickory of the low Class A South Atlantic League. Bard retired only two of the 18 hitters faced. He allowed nine walks and hit seven batters. (Dallas Morning News)

Kyle Seager riding Safeco success wave

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager batted .238 with 13 home runs over 638 at-bats in his first three seasons at Safeco Field. Seager is batting .311 this season in 35 games at Safeco and already has nine homers in 119 at-bats. Seager had 33 RBIs in 80 games at Safeco last season. This year, he already has 30. (Tacoma News Tribune)

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