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This Week With Mike Fox

Inside Carolina caught up with head coach Mike Fox after the Diamond Heels (23-17, 10-11 ACC) took one of three games from top-ranked Virginia in Charlottesville. With less than a month to go In the regular season, UNC heads to East Carolina on Tuesday before hosting Liberty on Wednesday and then a weekend series against Virginia Tech. (Inside Carolina)

Monday Baseball Report

UNC's postseason possibilities continue to be somewhat precarious though there has been some improvement in the RPI situation. For the ACC Tournament, the Heels are currently 8th overall and would make the ten team event. On the RPI front, UNC has jumped from languishing in the mid-80s to 47th. The nature of UNC's schedule down the stretch is going to help the RPI. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC drops series, but gains confidence at UVa.

UNC defeated Virginia, 4-2 on Sunday, fending off the country’s No. 1 team, thanks to a two-run home run from junior shortstop Michael Russell in the fifth that broke a 1-1 tie. It was the first lead for UNC in a tightly contested series, and the Tar Heels didn’t relinquish it. “We just need to go out there and have fun and play the game,” said freshman second baseman Wood Myers after the win. (Daily Tar Heel)

Kyle Seager showing signs of turning it around

Through the first 15 games of the season, Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has struggled at the plate, going hitless in eight of his appearances for a team-low .170 batting average. Of late, the 26-year-old's results during the current road trip indicate progress. He collected his second multi-hit game of the trip -- and season -- on Friday. (Seattle Mariners)

Tar Heels Knock Off No. 1 Virginia, 4-2

Michael Russell hit a two-run homer in the fifth to give Carolina its first lead of the series, and Zac Gallen and Reilly Hovis made it hold up as the Tar Heels beat No. 1 Virginia 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Davenport Field. Gallen rebounded from a rocky start to go 5.1 innings before Hovis retired the final 11 Cavalier hitters to give UNC its first win over a top-ranked team since a sweep of Virginia in 2011. (GoHeels.com)

No. 1 Virginia Tops Carolina, 3-1

Benton Moss allowed just three hits in 7.2 innings of work but Virginia made the most of them as the top-ranked Cavaliers beat North Carolina 3-1 Saturday at Davenport Field. Kenny Towns' two-run homer in the third was the difference as Virginia clinched the series win. All nine UNC starters had hits but the Tar Heels left nine men on base, including seven in the first three innings. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Fall To No. 1 Virginia, 3-2

Brandon Downes drove in three runs and Nathan Kirby outdueled Trent Thornton as No. 1 Virginia topped North Carolina 3-2 Friday night at Davenport Field. Landon Lassiter and Michael Russell had two hits each for the Tar Heels, who rallied to tie it in the sixth before Virginia scored the game-winner in the bottom half of the frame. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Set To Visit No. 1 Virginia

North Carolina faces a nationally ranked opponent for the first time in 2014 when the Tar Heels visit No. 1 Virginia starting Friday night at 6 at Davenport Field. Carolina is 22-15 and 9-9 in the Atlantic Coast Conference after taking two of three from Wake Forest last weekend and rallying for three runs in the ninth on Wednesday to beat Elon. (GoHeels.com)

After epic 2013 series, UVa and UNC renew baseball rivalry tonight

Through two games and 10 1/3 innings, the 2013 Virginia-North Carolina baseball series came better than advertised. In front of sellout crowds at Boshamer Stadium, a pair of top 10 teams produced all the fireworks imaginable for a regular season finale. (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

Weekend Preview: April 18-20

UNC Baseball: Three-game series at Virginia (Friday at 6, Saturday at 1, Sunday at 1) The Tar Heels have won two of three games in each of their last two ACC weekend series, but the job gets tougher this weekend at Virginia, which is 14-4 in conference play and ranked No. 1 in the nation in most of the national polls. Saturday afternoon's game will be televised by RSN. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Baseball Has Difficult Stretch Ahead

North Carolina’s baseball team enters its toughest stretch of the season with a squad largely comprised of inexperienced underclassmen. Oddly enough, that may be a good thing for a group that has played its best ball against better competition. (Inside Carolina)

Mike Fox Says Tar Heels Will ‘Go Strap It On And See What Happens’ Versus No. 1 Cavaliers

Following a series win over Wake Forest and a ninth inning rally against Elon, the North Carolina baseball team, 22-15 on the year and an even 9-9 in ACC play, will now face a ‘measuring stick’ series this weekend when facing No. 1 Virginia in Charlottesville. “Virginia has built such a great program. We’re going to have to take advantage of any opportunities they give us.” (Chapelboro.com)

Video: UNC Baseball's Trent Thornton - Ace

Trent Thornton's path to becoming North Carolina's ace was an unusual one, but now he has the position and is poised to become one of the winningest pitchers in school history. View Video...

Chris Iannetta's walk-off home run in 12th leads Angels over A's

Chris Iannetta swung the bat like a guy who definitely didn't want to catch one more inning. Iannetta homered with two outs in the 12th against Drew Pomeranz, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. It was his fourth career game-ending home run. "It never gets old -- your first one, your last one, whatever it may be. It's an awesome feeling," Iannetta said. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels Rally In Ninth Inning To Top Elon, 5-4

North Carolina scored three times in the bottom of the ninth to beat visiting Elon 5-4 Wednesday evening in non-conference action at Boshamer Stadium. Landon Lassiter's bases-loaded single plated Michael Russell with the winning run for the Tar Heels, who will travel to Charlottesville, Va., this weekend to take on top-ranked Virginia. (GoHeels.com)

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