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Diamond Heels’ Coastal Plain League Recap

The Coastal Plain League features teams in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia playing a 56-game schedule from mid-May to mid-August, and includes a Pro Scout Day, All-Star Game, and championship playoff. The four Tar Heels in the league are playing every day and getting more opportunities as they prepare for their upcoming season in Chapel Hill. (Tar Heel Blog)

Former Tar Heels outfielder Brian Miller takes new steps as high draft choice

Brian Miller’s introduction to professional baseball included a gamut of experiences — spending time in a major-league clubhouse, a long minor-league bus ride and causing an opposing manager’s ejection. And he’s just getting started. The former UNC center fielder, who was a first-round draft pick of the Miami Marlins, is wearing a Greensboro Grasshoppers uniform. (Burlington Times News)

Tar Heels' Brian Miller hits the ground running atop Greensboro Grasshoppers lineup

A month ago, he was the leadoff hitter for the No. 2 college team in the nation and on the wrong end of an upset when Davidson knocked off North Carolina. Ten days later, he was taken 36th overall in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft, selected by the Miami Marlins between the first and second rounds as a compensatory pick. (Greensboro News & Record)

Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

A record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored. (GoHeels.com)

Astros Agree To Terms With First-Rounder J.B. Bukauskas

The Houston Astros have agreed to terms with first-round pick J.B. Bukauskas. Bukauskas was a top draft prospect out of high school in 2014, though he fell to the 20th round after asking teams not to select him. The former UNC right-hander is in Houston to complete his physical and sign his contract. Baseball America calls his slider “the nation’s best breaking pitch." (MLB Trade Rumors)

Tar Heel Freshmen Add To Baseball All-America Haul

Gianluca Dalatri, Josh Hiatt and Ashton McGee were named to the D1Baseball Freshman All-America Team, announced Thursday. Dalatri, a right-hander from Wall Township, New Jersey, went 7-3 with a 3.34 ERA across 15 starts. Hiatt, a redshirt freshman righty from Charlotte, was a bullpen stalwart who registered 13 saves and had a 0.29 ERA in ACC competition. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Baseball: Diamond Heels Cape Cod League update

Congrats to Florida for taking down LSU and winning the title, and special shout out to Cole Maye, brother of Luke, for showing that titles just run in the Maye family. Luke was happy. The only baseball left involving college kids are the summer leagues. We gave an update last week on how the kids on the Cape are doing. Here is an update on their performance since then. (Tar Heel Blog)

Kyle Seager reflects on his suboptimal start to the Mariners season

Frustrations from his first half aren’t easily seen from Kyle Seager. But they are there after a failed at-bat, a missed opportunity and after any loss where he felt he should’ve done more. Through it all, the ultra-intense Seager has concealed any outbursts or anger from the fans, choosing privacy for venting disappointment for not meeting his own lofty standards. (Seattle Times)

UNC Baseball: Cody Roberts to return for 2018 season

Several UNC baseball players were taken in the 2017 MLB Draft. J.B. Bukauskas, Logan Warmoth, and Brian Miller were all drafted in the first round. Zack Gahagan was also selected, but decided to return for his senior year. Tar Heels catcher Cody Roberts was the last remaining unsigned Tar Heel, but according to Baseball America, it looks like he will remain at UNC. (Tar Heel Blog)

Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller says it's an honor to make the All-Star game

Andrew Miller is one of five players from the Cleveland Indians to make the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star game next week in Miami. This season Miller has one of the top earned run averages in all of baseball, allowing just 1.49 per 9 innings. This is the second straight trip to the American League All-Star game. Miller said it's an honor to make the squad. (Cleveland 19 News)

Mariners’ Scott Servais on Kyle Seager: ‘I know Kyle is going to get hot’

Kyle Seager has been remarkably consistent over his now seven-year MLB career. The Mariners have been able to count on a slash line around .260/.330/.450 with at least 20 home runs and 70 RBIs, plus Gold Glove-caliber defense from their third baseman. He was even better over the past three years, posting WARs higher than in his first three years. (MyNorthwest.com)

College baseball: Eight for Omaha in 2018

The Tar Heels brought in the No. 2 recruiting class in the country last fall, and that group paid immediate dividends. Even more will be asked of them now. All-Freshman righthander Gianluca Dalatri will likely be joined in the rotation by classmates Tyler Baum and Austin Bergner, while some combination of Michael Busch, Ike Freeman and Ashton McGee will fill the infield. (Baseball America)

Cleveland Indians' Andrew Miller named American League All-Star pitcher

Cleveland Indians starter Corey Kluber and reliever Andrew Miller were selected to represent the American League in the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the league announced Sunday. Over 36 appearances out of the bullpen in his first full year with the Indians, Miller has a 3-2 record with two saves and 20 holds, a 1.49 earned run average and a 0.71 WHIP. (WKYC)

Zac Gallen gets First AAA Win

Memphis starter Zac Gallen had a very good night in his second start for the AAA Memphis Redbirds. He went six innings, struck out eight, while only yielding one run on four hits. He picked up his first AAA win and seventh of the season overall. His season ERA is now 2.19 across Palm Beach (A+), Springfield (AA), and Memphis (AAA). (The Redbird Daily)

Could Mets let Matt Harvey walk after the season?

Matt Harvey's New York Mets career could end with a thud. As the former ace known as the Dark Knight rehabs from a stress injury to the scapula bone, there's no timetable for a return to the rotation this season. If Harvey is able to get back, stay healthy and perform, expectations for a bounce-back 2018 could start to emerge in Queens. (NJ.com)

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