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Skye Bolt searches for his breakout

Oakland A's minor leaguer Skye Bolt is a work in progress and he’s been slowed by some nagging injuries, but by no means has he flamed out. He’s managed average batting lines through High-A last year, with an emphasis on strong walk rates. He finally found some power last summer and figures to test out the upper minors this year in Double-A Midland. (Athletics Nation)

UNC Baseball drops close one to ECU, 2-1

The Tar Heels lost a low scoring affair in Greenville Friday night as they fell to ECU 2-1 at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. Pitchers on both teams combined for 25 strikeouts on the evening as the Tar Heels only registered two hits to bring home its lone run. The Tar Heels will face the Pirates on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. (GoHeels.com)

Michael Busch Leading UNC Baseball On And Off The Field

Through the first five games of the year, Michael Burch's .409 average (9-22) leads the team, as does his .727 slugging percentage and 10 RBI. He's tallied multi-hit performances in four games, part of an eight-game hitting streak dating to last season. "I think it's confidence," coach Mike Fox said when asked about the difference between last year and this season. (GoHeels.com)

Early losses build key experience for UNC baseball

“Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want,” Mike Fox said after Wednesday’s loss. UNC has gotten tons of that. From newcomers getting their first sniff of college baseball, junior college players acclimating to Division I play and the upperclassmen settling in as mentors, the start to the season has been a learning process for the Tar Heels. (Argyle Report)

Pirates counting on Colin Moran at 3rd base

Colin Moran casts a striking figure at 6-foot-4 and with a full, red beard, and the Pirates are counting on him to go from centerpiece to cornerstone. The Bucs are banking on Moran, a key piece to the Gerrit Cole trade, being the answer at third base and a left-handed bat who can pound balls over PNC Park's short right-field porch. Moran has made a positive first impression. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

ECU braces for ‘unique’ 3-game series with No. 6 North Carolina

ECU returns to the diamond Friday, Feb. 23 when it plays the first of three games against No. 6 North Carolina in a home, neutral and home series this weekend. The Pirates and Tar Heels will play in Greenville at 5 p.m. before the series is moved to Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Saturday for a 6 p.m. first pitch and culminates in Chapel Hill on Sunday at 1 p.m. (WNCT)

ECU baseball coach Cliff Godwin: Let's break attendance record against UNC

Attendance watch could be at an all-time high Friday when East Carolina and North Carolina begin their rare weekend baseball series. ECU is undefeated through four games and the temperature should be in the mid-70s at Clark-LeClair Stadium for first pitch at 5 p.m. between the Pirates and sixth-ranked Tar Heels (2-3). UNC holds a 49-27 lead in the all-time series. (Greenville Daily Reflector)

No. 6 UNC baseball set to face ECU over the weekend

The No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels will face ECU in a three-game series in three difference venues this weekend as it continues its start to the 2018 season. The series kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. ET in Greenville before it moves to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP) on Saturday for a 6 p.m ET match and culminates in Chapel Hill on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. (GoHeels.com)

Through five games, Michael Busch leads UNC baseball on offense

Twenty-two home runs, 110 runs batted in and 99 hits. These are the stats that Tar Heels first baseman Michael Busch is on pace to reach after the first five games of North Carolina’s 2018 season. The sophomore likely won’t finish with these numbers, but they do show the improvements that he has made between his first and second year of college. (Daily Tar Heel)

Diamond Heels out hit St. John's but fall 5-2

No. 6 North Carolina dropped its second straight game on Wednesday, a 5-2 loss to visiting St. John's. The Tar Heels out hit St. John's, 10-8, but went just 2-19 with runners on base. Wednesday's loss marks the first time since 1962 that the Tar Heels have dropped their first two home games. UNC will play ECU Friday at 5 p.m. in Greenville as a part of a three-game set. (GoHeels.com)

UNC freshman pitcher Caden O'Brien looks comfortable, impresses in first career start

Caden O’Brien very well might have flown by the seat of his pants in his first collegiate start. After all, he didn’t know he would be starting the North Carolina baseball team’s home opener until Monday. The first-year lefty appeared only once thus far in his career. And yet, in the Tar Heels’ 5-4 loss to UNC-Wilmington on Tuesday, everything he did seemed routine. (Daily Tar Heel)

Diamond Heels Drop Home Opener To UNCW

No. 6 North Carolina dropped their home opener Tuesday against UNCW, 5-4, for the first time since 2014. Carolina led through the first five innings thanks to freshman Caden O'Brien's seven strikeouts, but the Seahawks scored four of the last five runs to upset the Tar Heels. The Tar Heels got on the board early thanks to a three-run home run from Michael Busch. (GoHeels.com)

Matt Harvey Begins With a ‘Lot Left in the Tank’ and His Manager’s Support

As the New York Mets were considering ways to upgrade the team in early December, they listened on trade proposals involving Matt Harvey, who was once called the Dark Knight and thought of as one of the best pitchers in baseball. Harvey was potentially expendable; he was one year away from free agency, and his innings pitched and injuries had taken their toll. (New York Times)

This Week with Mike Fox: Off and Running

The Diamond Heels (2-1) started off their 2018 season by winning a weekend series at South Florida. They return to Chapel Hill for a pair of mid-week games against UNC-Wilmington and St. Johns this week, before a weekend set with East Carolina spread across three different locales. Inside Carolina spoke with UNC baseball coach Mike Fox on Monday. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Baseball Faces UNCW In Home Opener Tuesday

No. 6 North Carolina will play their first games of the season at Boshamer Stadium this week as they host UNCW and St. John's. The Tar Heels will take UNCW on Tuesday and St. John's on Wednesday, with both games slated to start at 3 p.m. ET. Carolina went 2-1 in their series opener at USF this past weekend, making it the 11th straight series win for the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)

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