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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)

Adam Warren thriving early in new role

Adam Warren hasn't gone back to the minor leagues since that September 2012 recall - in fact, since then, the 26-year-old righty has ridden an adaptation of roles, a few departures and/or injuries around him, and some good old effectiveness all the way to becoming Joe Girardi's top set-up option. What a difference a major-league year makes. (YES Network)

Heels, Pack washed out at DBAP

The baseball game scheduled for Tuesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park between UNC and NC State was cancelled due to inclement weather. The call came just before 7:30 pm after sustained rains throughout the day made the field unplayable. There is not yet a date for a make-up game, which was scheduled as a non-conference meeting between the traditional conference rivals. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Matt Harvey Went to a Knicks Game with Model Asha Leo, New York Tabloids React Accordingly

Matt Harvey attended Sunday night’s Knicks game with British model Asha Leo by his side. Stop the presses! If you’re lucky to live outside the New York media bubble the location of Harvey’s rehab from Tommy John surgery actually turned into a talking point during Spring Training. Harvey wanted to do it in New York, while the team preferred he stay in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (The Big Lead)

Tar Heels Face Wolfpack In Duel At The DBAP Tuesday

North Carolina opens the second of three consecutive five-game weeks Tuesday as the Tar Heels travel to Durham Bulls Athletic Park to face NC State in the Duel At The DBAP at 7 p.m. Carolina took three of five thrilling games against the Wolfpack in 2013, including an 18-inning marathon at the ACC tournament and an elimination game at the College World Series. (GoHeels.com)

Baseball matchup loses zing, but Tar Heels, Wolfpack need victory

The North Carolina / North Carolina State baseball matchup has lost much of its luster from when it was scheduled. But tonight’s game isn’t diminished in terms of importance. No longer viewed as an intriguing matchup among the country’s best teams, now each side is in desperate need of racking up victories in order to bolster credentials for postseason consideration. (Burlington Times-News)

UNC-N.C. State baseball rivalry returns to the DBAP

Last year’s series between UNC and N.C. State featured an 18-inning marathon in the ACC Tournament and two meetings in the College World Series. But both programs have struggled this season. So when the teams meet Tuesday at a sold-out Durham Bulls Athletic Park for what could be their only 2014 matchup, the result will be important for a different reason. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tar Heels Honor Outstanding Performances At Rammy Awards

UNC Athletics celebrated a year's worth of outstanding performances on and off the field at the second-annual Rammy Awards Monday evening. Student-athletes from all 28 Carolina varsity squads joined with coaches, athletics staff, Rams Club members, the UNC Marching Tar Heels band, members of the spirit squads and other supporters to pack Memorial Hall for the two-hour show. (GoHeels.com)

Mariners manager remains confident in Kyle Seager despite bad early numbers

Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon made it clear Wednesday that he has no concerns about Kyle Seager and his early-season struggles. Those feelings haven’t changed, but McClendon wanted to make sure Seager knew how he felt. So when the Mariners arrived at Globe Life Park on Monday, McClendon had a brief chat with Seager, who was hitting .121 (4 for 33). (Seattle Times)

This Week With Mike Fox

The Diamond Heels are 21-15 (9-9 ACC) after splitting mid-week games and then taking two of three from Wake Forest. Next up is NC State on Tuesday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Elon at home on Wednesday and then the team heads to Charlottesville to face the top-ranked Cavaliers. (Inside Carolina)

Monday Baseball Report

At 9-9 in the ACC, UNC sits tied for 4th in the ACC Coastal Division and if the ACC Tournament started today, the Heels would be one of the ten participants. The biggest issues facing UNC now is the schedule. The Tar Heels will play nine of the final 12 ACC games against Virginia, FSU and Miami. Two of those series will be on the road with the Heels hosting FSU. (Tar Heel Blog)

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