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UNC alum Andrew Miller pranked by Duke-loving teammate at Indians camp

Long before he was redefining the role of a reliever in the postseason, Indians lefty Andrew Miller was dominating on the mound for North Carolina. And long before he was battling drones, Indians righty Trevor Bauer was rooting for Duke. With the longtime hoops rivals set to meet again Saturday, Bauer decided to add a little flair to his teammate’s locker. (FOX Sports)

No. 7 Carolina Baseball Drops Series Opener, 5-2

Long Beach State scored four runs in the final two innings to grab a 5-2 victory over No. 7 North Carolina in the series opener Friday at Boshamer Stadium. J.B. Bukauskas had a third straight standout performance on the mound but did not factor into the decision after the Dirtbags tied it in the eighth inning. Game two of the series is Saturday at 2 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

After mid-week losses, Triangle baseball trio look to get back on track at home

While UNC and Duke square off Saturday in basketball, the two baseball teams will be playing home series while coming off losses. UNC hosts Long Beach State in a three-game set this weekend. Long Beach State’s other teams are known as the 49ers, but the baseball team is known as the Dirtbags. They opened the season ranked 20th but have gotten off to a 4-4 start. (WRAL Sports Fan)

The Oral History of Michael Jordan's Minor League Baseball Career

When the G.O.A.T. retired from basketball in 1993, his transition to baseball wasn't easy. It also didn't last very long. Terry Francona, former teammates, opposing pitchers, and minor league executives recall how Jordan almost made himself into a major leaguer. It shocked the world. On the 6th of October, 1993, the world’s most famous professional athlete announced his retirement. (Complex)

No. 7 UNC Baseball Falls To No. 16 St. John's, 5-4

Michael Donadio's solo homer in the eighth lifted No. 16 St. John's to a 5-4 win over No. 7 North Carolina Wednesday at Boshamer Stadium. Mike Berardi tied it in the seventh with a 2-run blast before Donadio won it for the 8-0 Red Storm an inning later. Logan Warmoth and Josh Ladowski had two hits apiece for the Tar Heels, who dropped their first game of the season. (GoHeels.com)

Tyler Baum shows 'it factor' in No. 8 UNC baseball's 11-0 win over Winthrop

The moment Tyler Baum touched his feet to the rubber Tuesday, he made himself at home. Baum was about to begin the first start of his college career for the No. 8 North Carolina baseball team, but he came out throwing strikes like a seasoned veteran in UNC’s 11-0 win over Winthrop. “He’s got that ‘it’ factor; he didn’t look nervous at all,” coach Mike Fox said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Daniel Bard's comeback bid is gaining momentum

For a time, Daniel Bard was one of baseball’s most effective and feared relievers. Now the 31-year-old right-hander is scratching and clawing for one more opportunity in the big leagues, which he hopes will come this season with the St. Louis Cardinals. (Yahoo! Sports)

No. 7 UNC Baseball Blanks Winthrop, 11-0

Logan Warmoth drove in four runs and hit his second home run of the year as No. 7 North Carolina blanked Winthrop 11-0 Tuesday at Boshamer Stadium. Tyler Baum made his first collegiate start and went 5.2 innings with six strikeouts to pick up the win. Cody Roberts added three hits for the Tar Heels, who are back in action Wednesday against No. 16 St. John's. (GoHeels.com)

Dustin Ackley working to be ready by Opening Day

Dustin Ackley is in Angels camp as a non-roster invitee, still rehabbing the right shoulder he had surgically repaired after injuring it last season with the Yankees. He's not close to being ready to play in games and has opt-out clauses in his Minor League deal if he doesn't make the team. "I'm just trying to get my shoulder ready and make sure I'm healthy," Ackley said. (MLB.com)

No. 7 Carolina Baseball Hosts Winthrop, St. John's This Week

No. 7 North Carolina continues its 17-game homestand with a pair of tough midweek games against Winthrop and No. 16 St. John’s Tuesday and Wednesday at Boshamer Stadium. Carolina is 7-0 on the year after a sweep of Radford over the weekend. Winthrop enters Tuesday’s matchup at 4-2. St. John’s is 7-0 for the first time in more than a quarter of a century. (GoHeels.com)

This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

Inside Carolina caught up with Tar Heels skipper Mike Fox after UNC swept Radford. The Tar Heels are 7-0 heading into two mid-week games (Winthrop, St. John's) before hosting Long Beach State this weekend. "Luca was sensational yesterday. To strike out 15 in a game in eight innings with only 99 pitches, that is unbelievably hard to do." (Inside Carolina)

UNC’s Luca Dalatri Selected ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week

Florida State’s Tyler Holton and North Carolina’s Luca Dalatri were selected as ACC Co-Pitchers of the Week. In just his second career start, Dalatri struck out 15 batters with no walks in a 7-5 win over Radford. The 15 strikeouts are the most by a Tar Heel pitcher since Matt Harvey struck out 15 at Clemson in 2010, and are the most for a UNC freshman since 1999. (The ACC)

Undefeated Tar Heels Rise to No. 8 in D1Baseball.com Top 25

As the wins continue to pile up for the UNC baseball team here in the earliest portion of the season, so too does its reputation. The Tar Heels moved up one spot to No. 8 in this week’s D1baseball.com Top 25, becoming the highest-ranked team in the country that still has not suffered a loss. Each of the top seven teams in this week’s poll lost at least once last week. (Chapelboro.com)

Lights Out Pitching Carries UNC Baseball to 7-0 Start, Dalatri Shines in Sunday Win Over Radford

Entering its series finale against Radford, the ninth-ranked UNC baseball team had won its first six games of 2017 thanks to some timely hitting backing up a shutdown pitching staff. Freshman right-hander Luca Dalatri did his part to help that reputation on Sunday at Boshamer Stadium, striking out 15 Radford batters over eight strong innings in UNC’s 7-5 victory (Highlights). (Chapelboro.com)

Astros manager impressed with early results from Colin Moran

Colin Moran worked in the offseason to revamp his swing. Moran had developed bad habits in his hitting mechanics last season, a year in which he reached the major leagues for the first time. The former No. 6 overall draft pick needed to get back to what worked for him in the past. So far in spring training, the results have encouraged the Houston Astros' brass. (Houston Chronicle)

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