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North Carolina baseball closes book on tough season

With these things in mind, Fox began to look ahead to 2016 as soon as he heard the committee’s decision. For him, 2015 had come and gone. “We just turned the page. My assistants are in Colorado already recruiting,” Fox said. “The door is closed so to speak on this season. All we can do is move forward — go back to work.” (Daily Tar Heel)

Diamond Heels players develop special relationship with Hodgkins lymphoma patient

Nearly a year ago, thirteen-year-old Liam Canard, of Raleigh, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although his fight against the disease goes on today, he has already won by continuing to do what he loves. During those initial days of treatment last June, Liam received a much-needed lift in the form of an unexpected visit from former Carolina baseball player Chase Jones and 2015 Tar Heel pitchers Benton Moss, Chris McCue, and Zach Rice. (UNC Health Care)

UNC Baseball Season in Review

Coming into the baseball season, there were high expectations for the UNC baseball team. The team was considered a top 20 squad and some saw the Tar Heels as a top 5 squad. Many thought that this time of year would be time for yet another Chapel Hill regional in the NCAA tournament. However, the Heels fell short of those goals and failed to make the NCAA field. (Tar Heel Blog)

The life is back in Matt Harvey’s fastball

The pitches came in at 96 MPH, but as Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen observed, “There’s 96. And then there’s 96. There’s a 96 with life at the end.” And Matt Harvey’s pitches during a bullpen session before his last outing lacked that life. Manager Terry Collins speculated the righthander, who is returning from Tommy John surgery, had a “dead arm.” Hey, it happens. (New York Post)

Kyle Seager saves Mariners, 7-6, in 10 innings

Kyle Seager wasn’t going to let his team lose to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. He had pulled the Mariners out of the doldrums of a one-run deficit with a stunning eighth-inning grand slam — the team’s first since September 2013 — to give them a three-run lead. And after watching closer Fernando Rodney and all-star second baseman Robinson Cano turn the ninth inning into a fiasco, somehow blowing that three-run lead, Seager rescued them again in the 10th. (Seattle Times)

Adam Warren shows Yankees he belongs in starting rotation for good

Adam Warren is probably the Yankees’ best reliever this side of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller, potentially a weapon to add needed bullpen depth that could be crucial for this team in a pennant race. But right now he’s making a case that taking him out of the starting rotation would be a mistake. The way Warren is pitching lately it’s an easy call. (New York Daily News)

Heels left out of NCAA Tournament

North Carolina’s streak of 13 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, which included six trips to the College World Series, came to an end on Monday. The Tar Heels (34-24; 13-16 ACC) were one of the first four teams left out of the NCAA Tournament a year removed from being one of the final four teams in. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels left out of NCAA Baseball Tournament

For the first time since 2001, North Carolina was left out of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Tar Heels were a bubble team heading into selection Monday. "It gets to a point where we have to decide who was the best team and we felt like the best teams were in," said Dave Heeke, the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee Chair. UCLA is the No. 1 overall seed. (Carolina Blue)

Will UNC Get Into the NCAA Tournament?

Not a question Tar Heel baseball has really face much during the Mike Fox tenure. The last time UNC missed the NCAA Tournament was in 2001. Since then going into the NCAA postseason and even hosting a regional were often givens. That wasn't the case last season and in 2015, UNC runs the risk of missing the NCAA Tournament altogether. (Tar Heel Blog)

Baseball America, D1Baseball.com differ on whether UNC will make NCAA tourney

Baseball America predicts that Carolina will be a No. 3 seed in the College Station, TX regional, while D1Baseball.com believes the Tar Heels will be among the first five teams left out of the tournament. The bracket will officially be announced at noon on Monday on ESPNU.

Tar Heels win, cross fingers for NCAA berth

Though the Tar Heels’ win against the Tigers doesn’t guarantee an at-large berth, it certainly helps the team’s case. UNC won’t know what’s in store for the rest of the postseason until Monday’s NCAA selection show, but regardless of its fate, junior Landon Lassiter won’t be playing the regional round. Lassiter was indefinitely suspended before Friday’s game for conduct detrimental to the team. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tar Heels hope beating Clemson in ACC Tournament is enough for another week

North Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox and center fielder Skye Bolt both said they didn’t know if beating Clemson in their last game of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament would lock the Tar Heels into an at-large berth for the NCAA Tournament. But it certainly helps. (Burlington Times-News)

30 facts for Andrew Miller's 30th birthday

Yankees closer Andrew Miller celebrates his 30th birthday on May 21, 2015, so here are thirty important things to know about the birthday boy. (YES Network)

Baseball Recap: Carolina 6, Clemson 3

Needing a win to give the NCAA selection committee a bit more to think about, Carolina beat Clemson 6-3 on Friday in Durham. The Tar Heels opened up a 5-0 lead to support a strong outing by J.B. Bukauskas. Trevor Kelley then came in to seal the game, throwing 3.1 strong innings of relief. The Tar Heel offense was led by Skye Bolt who hit a three run home run to ignite the Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Baseball Preview: Clemson

After losing to FSU 8-4 on Thursday the Tar Heels face a quick turnaround before taking the field again against the Tigers at 3:00 PM on Friday. Carolina needs to beat a team they went 2-1 against in the regular season to improve their resume for the NCAA selection committee. Even though neither team can win the ACC title, Clemson comes into the game with all the momentum. (Tar Heel Blog)

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