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Postseason Chat With Mike Fox

"Our biggest accomplishment of course was getting back to the College World Series, which was our players’ biggest goals and I am so glad this team was able to experience that. They worked so hard all year long and they were rewarded for it and that was always good to see. This team was such a pleasure to coach and work with every day." (Inside Carolina)

Carolina Baseball Summer Placements Set

With the regular season coming to an end 18 members of the North Carolina baseball team will now head to wood bat summer leagues. Freshman outfielder Skye Bolt made the 24-man roster for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and will head to Japan later this week. Five Tar Heels have made their way to Cape Cod for the Cape Cod League, while five other players will take part in the Coastal Plain League. (GoHeels.com)

Daniel Bard: A Cautionary Tale

Following spring training this past March, Bard was sent to Double-A. The Red Sox said they wanted him to realize that he wasn't a few good appearances away from returning to Boston. He had real issues to overcome. Whether he realized that or not is irrelevant. Bard did not improve. (Sports on Earth)

GoHeels Weekly Primer

The Tar Heels posted another fine finish in the Directors' Cup, awarded the Patterson Medals and more in another big week in Carolina athletics. Don't miss any of the action by recapping with the GoHeels Weekly Primer. (GoHeels.com)

Colin Moran: Following a baseball dream

Likely on the verge of signing a multimillion-dollar deal, expect nothing to change for Colin Moran. Consider that Moran’s only purchase since the Miami Marlins drafted him sixth overall on June 6 was a pair of sunglasses bought with his parents’ money. So to know him is to know his intentions for each of those seven figures: nothing. (Lower Hudson Journal News)

Dustin Ackley sprains thumb during second start in outfield

The Mariners' ongoing struggle with injuries took a turn for the worse on Saturday, when recent callup Dustin Ackley sprained his left thumb while trying to dive for a ball in center field. Ackley recently transitioned from second base to the outfield and started just his second game in center. (MLB.com)

Skye Bolt makes 24-player Team USA roster

N.C. State’s Carlos Rodon and Trea Turner were named to the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. They are two of five players on the 24-man roster that was finalized Sunday that will be making a repeat appearance on the team. Joining them will be UNC outfielder Skye Bolt. Bolt played in just 54 games for the Tar Heels during the year, but hit .321 with six home runs and 51 RBI in that time. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Matt Harvey proves he should start All-Star Game at Citi Field

By this time last year, R.A. Dickey looked like a lock to start the All-Star Game for the National League, so you never know. But there is no knuckleball to scare off a nervous manager this time, so even after a torch job by the bullpen cost Matt Harvey a win Friday night, surely by now you can book him for the night of July 16. (New York Daily News)

Weekend Watch: June 28-30

After spending some time in AAA Tacoma, Dustin Ackley is back with the Mariners - this time in the outfield. Cody Stubbs signed with the Kansas City Royals, but before reporting to Idaho Falls, he spent some time in Cherokee. Also signing this week was Hobbs Johnson, who will report to Montana for the Milwaukee Brewers. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Dustin Ackley must produce at bat, and in the field

Dustin Ackley did his best not to carry his work problems home. But going on two years of failure was a new experience. The kid from Walnut Cove, N.C., had never missed at anything, be it Ping-Pong or putting his bat squarely on a baseball. So, when the Mariners second baseman was playing poorly enough to be demoted to Class AAA a month ago, it hit the 2009 No. 2 overall draft pick hard. (Seattle Times)

Astros sign 9th-round pick Brian Holberton

The Astros have signed ninth-round pick Brian Holberton, a catcher from the University of North Carolina. Holberton’s mother, Tobie, told MLB.com on Friday her son signed with Houston on Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C. He will take a physical in the next few days before reporting to rookie-league Tri-City next week. (MLB.com)

Tar Heels Finish 8th In Directors' Cup

NCAA championships by women's soccer and women's lacrosse and five other Top 10 national finishes led the University of North Carolina to eighth place in the final 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' fifth consecutive Top 10 performance. The Directors' Cup measures each school's performance in NCAA post-season competition. (GoHeels.com)

Cody Stubbs visits Cherokee

Cody Stubbs, an EBCI tribal member, is the newest member of the Idaho Falls Chukars – the Rookie Advanced farm team for the Kansas City Royals. The UNC standout signed his contract with the Royals organization on Monday, June 24. Prior to departing for Idaho, Stubbs took time out of his busy schedule to visit with fellow tribal members in Cherokee. (Cherokee One Feather)

2013 Diamond Heels Season Recap

The 2013 North Carolina baseball team set several records en route to its sixth College World Series appearance in the last eight years. Here is a list of team and individual honors accomplished during this historic season. (GoHeels.com)

Dustin Ackley recalled by Mariners

The Mariners have placed Franklin Gutierrez on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring, and have recalled Dustin Ackley. Ackley is on his way to Seattle from Cheney Stadium. Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Ackley could play some infield, in addition to the outfield. (Tacoma News Tribune)

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