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UNC Baseball: Cape Cod Update

An update on Tar Heels slinging wooden bats in the Cape Cod League: No Tar Heels made the All-Star cut this summer. It’s not for lack of talent, but time. One of the side effects of having a long NCAA run is that the players join these teams late in the season and really don’t have enough time to earn an All-Star appearance. They are still making waves, though. (Tar Heel Blog)

Top 25 college programs ranked by athletic success

7. North Carolina: "Top 2017-18 sports: women’s field hockey; men’s soccer; women’s lacrosse. Trajectory: Down. Tar Heels slid out of the Top Ten for the first time since 2014, finishing 13th, and this also was the first time since ’14 that UNC wasn’t the top ACC program." 247Sports: At what point are the Tar Heels going to break through and win the College World Series? (247 Sports)

Andrew Miller keeps throwing; could a minor league rehab assignment be coming soon?

Indians manager Terry Francona said every time lefty reliever throws during his recovery from a sore right knee, he takes a step in the right direction. Miller took another step Wednesday when he threw about 40 pitches from the mound at Progressive Field prior to the Tribe's game against Cincinnati. Francona said Miller will test the knee again Saturday. (

Zac Gallen brings cool confidence to Triple-A All-Star Game

When was told he'd been selected to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team, he didn't say much, New Orleans Baby Cakes pitching coach Jeremy Powell said. Gallen, a right-hander, was obtained by the Miami Marlins in a trade with St. Louis. Long before that, Gallen had gotten the reputation for being a cool customer, particularly on the mound. (Baton Rouge Advocate)

Video: One-on-one with Yankees pitcher Adam Warren

NewsChannel 12's Ariel Epstein is in New York and made a visit to Yankee Stadium on Thursday. That's where she met New Bern native , a graduate of New Bern High School who played baseball with the University of North Carolina. Epstein got the chance to talk with Warren on a variety of subjects but mostly him and baseball. (

North Carolina Baseball Season Review

The 2018 North Carolina baseball team returned to the upper echelon of the sport, posting a 44-20 record and earning the programs 11th trip to the College World Series. After winning its second consecutive ACC Coastal Division championship and earning the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament, the Tar Heels advanced to Omaha for the seventh time in the last 13 seasons. (

UNC Baseball: Summer at the Cape

Every year, college baseball players from all over the country descend on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. For two months, they live with a local family, and work to improve their skills in front of MLB scouts. Seven Tar Heels represent UNC this year: Tyler Buam, Austin Bergner, Michael Busch, Ike Freeman, Joey Lancellotti, Brandon Mortorano, and Ashton McGee. (Tar Heel Blog)

Chansky’s Notebook: Reece Holbrook is More Than a Feel-Good Story

It’s been a nightmare turned a dream-come-true for Reece Holbrook. Carolina alumni and fans, especially those who follow Tar Heel baseball closely, remember the name Reece Holbrook for several reasons. His mom was ’ administrative assistant, his dad was a coach on ’s staff and he had a childhood sickness that triggered a movement. (

Has Matt Harvey made himself into a quality trade target?

In Cincinnati, things have brightened for the former Dark Knight. So. what's next? There aren't a lot of upper-echelon options on the trade market, though Harvey is one of several good ones. He has postseason experience and is used to the spotlight. If Cincinnati has the will to move him, it will have teams bidding against one another for the right to get him. (

Astros' Tim Federowicz drives in first runs of season

Houston Astros catcher Tim Federowicz went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Friday's 11-4 win over the White Sox. Federowicz's two-run double brought the first runs he's driven in as a member of the Astros. He's played in three of four games since being called up from Triple-A Fresno and should be with the club until Brian McCann returns from knee surgery. (CBS Sports)

Oakland A’s prospect watch: Skye Bolt back on track in return to Double-A

When he was drafted in 2015, was considered a boom-or-bust type of prospect. He had great raw tools, but the question was whether he could translate them into on-field success. In his first two pro seasons he treaded the waters of mediocrity, but his potential remained strong enough to keep him on our Community Prospect List at No. 26. (Athletics Nation)

Reds pitcher Matt Harvey among trade candidates with stocks rising

trade talk is nothing new, with the Cincinnati Reds expected to reap the benefits of a May trade for the former New York Mets ace. But there may be a couple of contenders not mentioned as often - the Diamondbacks and Mariners - as potential fits for Harvey. Harvey is 4-3 with a 3.86 ERA in 10 starts since the Reds acquired him on May 8. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Indians reliever Andrew Miller progressing, but won't pitch before All-Star break

won't help the Indians until after the All-Star break. The excellent late-inning reliever, who pushed Cleveland through the postseason in 2016, has made progress with his right knee injury but will not be activated until later this month. Miller has been sidelined with inflammation in his knee since May 26, and his comeback recently stalled. (

Record Number Of Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

For the third year in a row and the fifth time in the past six years, a record number of Tar Heel have earned spots on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. UNC placed 391 student-athletes, an all-time high, on the ACC's 62nd-annual honor roll, announced on Friday. It's the sixth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have earned the recognition. (

Minor League Notes: Brandon Riley puts on holiday show

A couple of players with area ties produced fireworks at the plate on the Fourth of July. Johnson City Cardinals outfielder Brandon Riley, a former North Carolina baseball standout went 3-for-3 plus three walks in an 11-2 romp at Bristol in the Appalachian League. The Burlington native was in the lead-off spot as his first multi-hit game came in his fifth professional game. (Burlington Times News)
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