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Four Heels Receive All-ACC Honors in Baseball

Pitcher Reilly Hovis led a group of Tar Heels named to the three All-ACC teams announced by the ACC on Monday. Hovis was UNC's sole member of the All-ACC First Team. Hovis, a sophomore, finished the regular season with 7-1 record and six saves. The Tar Heels' leading batter, shortstop Michael Russell, was named to the second team and joined by sophomore starting pitcher Trent Thornton. (Tar Heel Blog)

Reilly Hovis Gets Nod vs. NCSU

North Carolina closer Reilly Hovis will start against N.C. State in the ACC Tournament play-in game on Tuesday, head coach Mike Fox announced on Monday. Midweek starter Taylore Cherry (2-2, 3.13 ERA) was initially penciled in to start in Pool B’s 7-10 game at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C. That changed Monday morning. (Inside Carolina)

State’s Avent hedging his bets on starting Rodon vs. Tar Heels

N.C. State baseball coach Elliott Avent was adamant that Carlos Rodon would not be available to pitch against rival North Carolina in Tuesday’s ACC tournament play-in game. For about 30 seconds, at least. In about the time it takes for the Wolfpack’s ace left-hander to walk from the bullpen to the mound, Avent already began hedging his bets on his pitching options when questioned by the media. (Wilmington Star News)

Angels' Mike Morin gets plus mark in meeting expectations

Angels reliever Mike Morin, living up to his advance notice, is making a good first impression as part of the bullpen. The 23-year-old right-hander entered Friday's play not having given up a run in 8 2/3 innings of relief work since his big league debut April 30. (Los Angeles Times)

Brian Holberton hits for cycle on 5-for-5 day

Sliding into third base, Brian Holberton was all smiles as he completed Class A Quad Cities' first cycle in nine years and the fifth in the Minor Leagues this season. Holberton finished 5-for-5 with five RBIs and two runs scored in the River Bandits' 10-3 rout of Kane County at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. "If you hit for the cycle, it has to be a pretty good day," Holberton said. (MILB.com)

Repeat epic unlikely, UNC-NC State meet in tourney with more on the line

North Carolina and NC State played five times a year ago. A diamond buzz in the Triangle reached a fever pitch in their third meeting, however, in the ACC tournament – even before the teams squared off in Omaha. Fast forward 360 days. The teams will again meet in the ACC tournament -- this time in Greensboro as underachieving clubs just trying to make pool play in the newly expanded ACC. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Hovis, Daly having strong seasons, eager to help UNC defend ACC baseball title

A pair of former Forestview High standouts are making a major impact as sophomores for the UNC baseball team this season. And this week pitcher Reilly Hovis and outfielder Zach Daly will seek to repeat as ACC champions when the tournament begins at Greensboro’s NewBridge Bank Park. For Hovis, Daly and the Tar Heels that starts with Tuesday’s 11 a.m. play-in game against N.C. State. (Gaston Gazette)

UNC to face NC State in ACC Baseball Tournament play-in game

North Carolina has earned the No. 7 seed in the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship and will face tenth-seeded NC State Tuesday at 11 a.m. at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, NC, the league office announced Saturday. The winner of Tuesday's game will enter Pool B with No. 2 Florida State, No. 3 Virginia and No. 6 Maryland. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Blanked By No. 4 Miami, 2-0

No. 4 Miami got six scoreless innings from starter Bryan Radziewski and clinched the ACC regular season title with a 2-0 win over North Carolina Saturday afternoon at Alex Rodriguez Park. Zac Gallen allowed just two runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings and struck out six in a losing effort. Michael Russell had two hits for the Tar Heels, who finished the regular season 32-23 and 15-15 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)

Colin Moran shows he’s worth the hype

Colin Moran, less than a year removed from leading North Carolina to the College World Series, is the Jupiter Hammerheads’ starting third baseman. He is much more than that, though you’d never know it by the way he carries himself. Moran leads the team in potential and fewest words spoken. He is much more likely to win the game than the postgame news conference. (Charlotte Observer)

Tar Heels Pound No. 4 Miami In Nightcap, 11-2

Landon Lassiter had three hits and Wood Myers drove in three runs as North Carolina split a doubleheader at No. 4 Miami with an 11-2 win Friday night at Alex Rodriguez Park. Carolina scored four times in the first and led 11-1 after 4 in support of Benton Moss, who struck out nine and allowed just four hits and one run to pick up his fourth win of the season. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Drop Marathon To No. 4 Miami, 6-5 In 16

Tyler Palmer drove in two runs with his fifth hit of the day and No. 4 Miami rallied for a 6-5 win over North Carolina in 16 innings Friday at Alex Rodriguez Park. Carolina scored in the top of the 16th on a Parks Jordan RBI single before the Hurricanes rallied for two in the bottom of the 16th in the longest game for either team in 2014. (GoHeels.com)

UNC-Miami Postponed, Doubleheader Friday

Thursday's series opener between North Carolina and No. 4 Miami was postponed due to rain and lightning in the area around Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. The contest will be played Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. as part of a doubleheader, with game two starting at 7:30 as previously scheduled. (GoHeels.com)

High Stakes Baseball In Coral Gables

The North Carolina baseball team, 31-21 overall and 14-13 in the ACC, is staring at its final series of the season when taking on the ACC-leading Miami Hurricanes, 38-14 on the season and 22-5 in conference, down in Coral Gables for a three-game set starting Thursday evening at 7 p.m. The Hurricanes, ranked seventh nationally by Baseball America, are the hottest team in the NCAA at the moment. (Chapelboro.com)

Kyle Seager is Clutch

Since Kyle Seager started playing full time for the Mariners in 2012, he has become the poster child for what the "clutch" stat was designed to measure. If you take a list of the top 50 clutch players in the last 3 years, Kyle Seager's 2012, 2013, and 2014 rank: 2nd, 11th, and 36th, respectively. He is one of only two players to show up in the top 40 in clutch more than once, and he shows up three times. (Lookout Landing)

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