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Alex White continues way back from Tommy John surgery

Alex White threw two innings in a live batting practice session on Wednesday and he’s throwing on every fifth day as he builds back up from Tommy John surgery he underwent last April. “I think right now we’re just kind of going on how I feel,” White said. “I think I could go in a game right now and get some people out but there’s certainly no reason to rush that.” (Houston Chronicle)

20 years later, Robin Ventura remembers Michael Jordan's White Sox debut

Twenty years ago, the biggest name in basketball made his debut in baseball. Michael Jordan went 0-1 in a spring training game with the White Sox on March 4, 1994, beginning his one-year foray into baseball. White Sox manager Robin Ventura was part of that first spring training with Jordan, and remembered how the presence of No. 23 (who wore No. 45, since Ventura wore No. 23) livened up camp. (CSN Chicago)

No. 15 Tar Heels Top Davidson, 10-3

No. 15 North Carolina won its seventh straight game with a 10-3 defeat of Davidson Tuesday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Sophomore Reilly Hovis got his second win of the season for Carolina with three scoreless and hitless innings of work in which he struck out five. Carolina will open its next series on Friday, March 7, at 3 p.m. in Chapel Hill against ACC newcomer Pittsburgh. (GoHeels.com)

Former Tar Heels reunited at Houston Astros’ training camp

Another benefit of Kent Emanuel's three years with the Tar Heels, he said, was the relationships he developed with his teammates, some of who have moved on to the pros at the same time as Emanuel. One is even a member of the Houston Astros organization. “You have someone to share the process with. Holby (Brian Holberton) and I are roommates here so it makes it that much better.” (Toronto Observer)

Brian Holberton’s versatility could take him far

Versatility seems to be the name of the game for Houston Astros minor league catcher Brian Holberton. Whether it is between his academic career and baseball, to what position Holberton takes when he hits the field, it seems the 21 year-old backstop from Cornelius, North Carolina will have a bright future wherever it may take him. (Toronto Observer)

Shifting to left field, Dustin Ackley finding his comfort zone

A year ago, Dustin Ackley was searching. Searching for his swing, searching for his position on the team, searching for answers as to why things weren't going as easily as they always had in his baseball past. But the 26-year-old former first-round Draft pick looks like a different man in Mariners camp this spring. He looks more comfortable at the plate. (MLB.com)

Tuesday Baseball Report

After starting the season 1-3, UNC has righted the ship a bit going 4-0 last week which included a sweep of North Florida. In the midweek game, UNC jumped all over Appalachian State scoring 10 runs in the first three innings. The Tar Heels were helped in large part by five Mountaineer walks in the first inning and four errors in the first two frames. (Tar Heel Blog)

This Week With Mike Fox

Coach Fox, can you reflect back on the last week for the Tar Heels? "It was certainly a good week for us, getting a win in all four games. We didn't have an easy time against Appalachian State but we got off to a good start. Some of it they helped us a little bit. Getting an early lead is always good and I think it helped Luis Paula in his first start of the year." (Inside Carolina)

Major league mindset nothing new to Colin Moran

The Marlins are looking for indications this spring that Colin Moran will soon become their solution at third base. They want to see how the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft responds at bat and in the field in his first big-league camp. There are legitimate questions that will take time to answer. Adjusting to the major league environment is not one of them. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

UNC pitchers excel in series sweep

Coach Mike Fox always says that pitching and defense are the name of the game. With the No. 21 UNC baseball team featuring a much younger lineup than last year’s team, that statement is especially true. After winning all three games against North Florida over the weekend, the defense might still be a work in progress, but the pitching is lights out. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Sweeps Ospreys With Comeback Win

The Tar Heels swept North Florida this weekend with an 8-5 victory on Sunday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Freshman Zac Gallen earned his first win with a solid 6 innings for the Tar Heels in his third start, allowing six hits and three earned runs while striking out four. Carolina will be back in action on Wednesday, May 5, when the Tar Heels take on Davidson at 3 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Benton Moss Grounds Ospreys to give Mike Fox 700th Win at UNC

Benton Moss threw his first career complete game and Korey Dunbar launched a two-out grand slam in the sixth to lead No. 17 North Carolina to a series-clinching 5-1 win over North Florida Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Moss needed just 105 pitches to beat the Ospreys and collect his first win of 2014, which was also win No. 700 for head coach Mike Fox at Carolina. (GoHeels.com)

Dunbar, Thornton Lift Carolina Past North Florida

Korey Dunbar smacked his first career home run and Trent Thornton tossed 7.2 scoreless innings for his third win of the year as No. 17 North Carolina beat North Florida 3-0 in the series opener Friday at Boshamer Stadium. Chris McCue got the final four outs of the game for his third save in as many chances as the Tar Heels improved to 5-3 with their fourth win in a row. (GoHeels.com)

Former Tar Heel Josh Horton returns to UNC as a baseball coach

Coach Mike Fox hired Josh Horton as an undergraduate coach early in the semester along with former catcher Mark Fleury, giving him different responsibilities, but a similar time commitment to his first stint on campus. Horton has had an extra seven years to learn the lessons he didn’t learn from Fox the first time. (Daily Tar Heel)

Marlins’ top pick Colin Moran impresses in debut

The Marlins took a look at a host of minor-leaguers during their 5-2 victory over the University of Miami on Wednesday, and one stood out above the rest. Colin Moran, the sixth overall pick of last June’s draft, singled in his only official at-bat, walked and scored a run and hit a sacrifice fly. The third baseman then made a nice back-handed catch behind the bag with the bases loaded to end the game. (Palm Beach Post)

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