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From college foes to pro roomies

Chaz Frank was one of L.B. Dantzler's last college adversaries. Dantzler ended up Frank's first pro roommate. Frank, a pesky leadoff-hitting centre-field type, was late joining the Vancouver Canadians, arriving last week because his University of North Carolina Tar Heels team advanced to the College World Series. (The Province)

Video: UNC 2012-2013 Year in Pictures

Carolina has over 800 talented student-athletes representing the university and since we are between school years, it is a good time to reflect on this past year's accomplishments. This video feature has images from all 28 varsity sports at UNC. View Video...

Andrew Miller expected to miss remainder of Red Sox season

Lefthander Andrew Miller, a key member of the Red Sox bullpen, was told Monday he needs season-ending surgery on his left foot. Miller has a torn ligament between bones in the middle of his foot. Miller will get a second opinion before scheduling surgery. But the Sox are not optimistic the diagnosis will change. (Boston Globe)

Michael Russell looks to build off trip to Omaha

UNC shortstop Michael Russell will cherish his first trip to the College World Series for a long time. Russell, a sophomore for the Tar Heels, had a memorable time in Omaha as he showcased his talent in front of more than 20,000 fans and on national television. The 20-year-old even drew attention for trading jabs on Twitter with former American Idol Scotty McCreery, an N.C. State student. (Charlotte Observer)

Freshmen Trio Earn All-America Honors

Three Tar Heels earned a pair of Freshman All-America honors this past week as Baseball America and Perfect Game each selected Skye Bolt, Landon Lassiter and Trent Thornton as first team picks. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC pitcher Robert Woodard named pitching coach at Virginia Tech

For the second straight season the UNCW Baseball team is searching for a pitching coach. Robert Woodard is leaving the program after just one season, to take the same position at Virginia Tech. In his first and only season with the Seahawks, the UNCW pitching staff posted a 3.96 era, which was second best in the CAA. (WECT)

Matt Harvey an All-Star in 1st full season

Matt Harvey has been selected for the NL All-Star team in his first full season in the majors. The only lingering issue: Will he be confirmed as the game's starter? Harvey and David Wright will represent the Mets in the July 16 game in Queens. "It hasn't quite hit home yet," Harvey said Saturday. "It's definitely a huge honor. I couldn't be more excited it's in New York." (ESPN.com)

UNC Baseball's Talent Drain

All four UNC juniors who were taken in the recent MLB draft have decided not to come back to school – ACC player of the year Colin Moran, ACC pitcher of the year Kent Emanuel, cleanup hitter Brian Holberton and Sunday starter Hobbs Johnson. They will be joined in the professional ranks by three seniors – leadoff hitter Chaz Frank, midweek starter Chris Munnelly and first baseman Cody Stubbs. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Matt Harvey named to National League All-Star team

Meanwhile, Harvey (7-2, 2.27) will make his first All-Star appearance, and perhaps his first start. NL manager Bruce Bochy said recently that the Mets righthander is a candidate for the honor. (Newsday)

Chris Munnelly ready to embark on pro career

Chris Munnelly said he’s got nothing to lose by shooting for the stars. Munnelly — a former Forsyth Country Day pitcher from Lewisville — signed with the Houston Astros last week after a standout college career at North Carolina. Munnelly, who wasn’t picked in last month’s Major League Baseball draft, is relishing the chance to continue his baseball career. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Kyle Seager’s 2-run homer in 10th keeps Mariners hot

Kyle Seager loves playing at Texas. Not so much for the rest of the Seattle Mariners. This time, everyone is having a nice time in the Lone Star State. Seager hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, and the Mariners won consecutive games at Rangers Ballpark for the first time in more than a year with a 4-2 victory on Wednesday night. (Washington Post)

Brian Moran named to Triple A all-star game

Moran, 24, earned his first All-Star selection in his second season with the Rainiers. The left-hander leads Tacoma’s relief staff with a 2.41 ERA (11ERx41.0IP), 41.0 innings pitched and 58 strikeouts through the first 30 appearances of his 2013 campaign. (Tacoma News Tribune)

Astros reach deal with third-round pick Kent Emanuel

The Houston Astros have reached an agreement with third-round pick Kent Emanuel, a left-handed pitcher from North Carolina, for $747,700, a source confirmed for MLB.com. The deal is pending a physical. Emanuel went 11-5 with a 3.14 ERA and five complete games en route to being named ACC Pitcher of the Year and helping the Tar Heels to the College World Series. (MLB.com)

Nashville Sounds Pitcher Rob Wooten named to Pacific Coast League All-Star Team

Nashville Pitcher Rob Wooten has been named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team and will represent the Sounds on the 30-man squad that takes on the International League stars in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 17th at Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nevada. (Clarksville Online)

Andrew Miller standing tall for Red Sox

As notable as that play was, the real attention-grabber this season for Miller has been his exemplary work on the mound. His 1.46 ERA in 11 June appearances was the lowest among all Red Sox pitchers in the month, one in which he has remained a constant while the fortunes of some other Boston relievers have risen and fallen. (ESPN.com)

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