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Mariners release Dustin Ackley

’s reunion with the Mariners has ended before the 2019 season. The Mariners’ former first-round pick of the 2009 draft — No. 2 overall — was given a chance to come back to the organization that drafted him in hopes of getting a chance to compete for a spot on the big league roster. But on Tuesday, the Mariners announced they had released Ackley. (Seattle Times)

Tar Heels Offense Powers UNC Baseball Past Gardner-Webb, 18-8

Six Tar Heels had multi-hit games in UNC's 18-8 win over Gardner-Webb on Tuesday at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels' starting six-through-nine hitters in combined for 12 hits, 8 RBI and scored 11 of the team's 18 runs. Danny Serretti went 5-5 with two RBI, three doubles and a pair of runs, and Jackson Hestlerlee went 2-4 with a home run and four runs scored. (

Mariners’ Kyle Seager needs surgery on left hand, out for April

Seattle Mariners third baseman needs surgery on his left hand and will be out at least through April. Seager will have surgery Tuesday to repair the tendon of his middle finger. Seager had an MRI that revealed the extent of the injury, which is just above the knuckle. This will be Seager’s first time on the injured list. It’s unclear how long he will be out. (Associated Press)

Astros veterans aim to bring out the best in J.B. Bukauskas

boasts a repertoire most other pitchers would promote without hesitation. His four-seam fastball topped at 100 mph during the Arizona Fall League. Bukauskas’ slider sits in the high 80s, a devastating putaway pitch with plus depth and break. The pitch was Bukauskas’ calling card when Houston selected him 15th overall in the 2017 MLB Draft. (Houston Chronicle)

UNC Baseball Drops Heartbreaker, Falls to Clemson 5-4

North Carolina dropped a heartbreaker Sunday as Logan Davidson hit a two-run, two-out home run for Clemson in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Tar Heels, 5-4. Austin Bergner pitched seven innings and only allowed two earned runs while striking out six. UNC's Aaron Sabato hit his second home run this season and Caleb Roberts had three hits. (

North Carolina Drops Doubleheader Against Clemson

North Carolina dropped both games of its double header on Saturday in Clemson. The Heels (12-3) will play game-three of the series on Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m. Carolina dropped a nail biter in game one as the Heels fell 3-2 on a walk off win by Clemson. Gianluca Dalatri threw a gem of a game going 6.2 innings pitched and only giving up one run. (

No. 3 North Carolina Walks Off Charleston Southern, 7-6

No. 3 North Carolina was out-hit, 10-5, on Tuesday against Charleston Southern, but the Tar Heels snuck out a 7-6 win over the Buccaneers at Boshamer Stadium courtesy of Brandon Martorano's bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning. Ben Casparius was 2-3 with two RBI, while redshirt freshman Austin Love worked 1.2 scoreless innings. (

UNC Baseball: Mike Fox reaches 900 wins with Tar Heels

North Carolina baseball coach continues to make history with the Tar Heels’ program. Fresh off an appearance in the College World Series last season, Fox has his Tar Heels as an early season favorite to go back to Omaha. They opened the year ranked in the Top 10 and are off to an 11-1. With the hot start, Fox has made some history. (Keeping It Heel)

This Week with Mike Fox: A Different Animal

The Diamond Heels (11-1) swept UMass Lowell over the weekend behind quality starts from Luca Dalatri, Tyler Baum and Austin Bergner. In mid-week action the Tar Heels defeated UNC-Wilmington before losing their first contest of the season at the hands of VCU. Inside Carolina caught up with UNC baseball coach on Monday for an exclusive interview. (Inside Carolina)

Diamond Heels Move Up to No. 3 in D1Baseball Top 25

Off to an 11-1 start to the season, the UNC baseball team moved up two spots to No. 3 in this week’s Top 25. The Tar Heels are behind No. 1 Vanderbilt and No. 2 UCLA, while sitting just in front of No. 4 Oregon State and No. 5 Florida. Besides UNC and No. 8 Louisville, the ACC is also represented by No. 11 Florida State and No. 22 NC State. (

UNC baseball's biggest fan traveled almost 9,000 miles to watch game

North Carolina baseball has a fan from all the way across the globe. On Tuesday, Chut Techalertavorkul, a Carolina baseball superfan from Thailand, flew see his favorite team play. Tuesday marked the first time Chut had been to Boshamer Stadium in person, but it hasn’t stopped him from participating in the "Thai Fan Club" he made for himself back home. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heel superfan from Thailand gets opportunity of lifetime

Chut Techalertavornkul bleeds Carolina blue. From halfway across the globe he follows his Tar Heels. "I watch the game on my cellphone and talk to friends," he said. Terry Collins was the UNC evangelist in Chut's case. The two were co-workers in Bangkok and made a voyage stateside seven years ago. Chut came for training, while Collins visited family. (ABC 11)
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Baseball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 7
Virginia Tech: 5
Sat, Mar 23
Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia Tech
Sun, Mar 24 1:00 ET ACC Network Extra
UNC vs. Campbell
Tue, Mar 26 6:00 ET ACC Network Extra Tickets
UNC vs. Duke - Rally Towel Giveaway
Fri, Mar 29 6:00 ET ACC Network Extra Tickets

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