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UNC Baseball Earns ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award

The UNC baseball team earned the American Baseball Coaches Association Team Academic Excellence Award for the 2021-22 academic year the organization announced Wednesday. The award honors high school and college programs coached by ABCA members that post a grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the academic year. (

UNC Baseball MLB Draft Recap & Update

The North Carolina baseball program has had at least one player selected in the MLB Draft every year since 2004, and that continued this year with five selections from the 2022 squad. Here’s who they were and where they went: was the first Tar Heel off the board, going to the Detroit Tigers in the sixth round with the 177th overall pick. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Locked On Tar Heels - Top 3 UNC Tar Heels Athletics Moments from 2021-22

As we prepare to move into August, and a new academic and athletic season, we need to stop and look back at the past 12 months and all the great things that have happened in UNC athletics. It’s impossible to narrow it all down, but host Isaac Schade gives you his top three moments plus several honorable mentions. (View Video)

UNC Baseball: Late July summer baseball update

The Cape Cod League All-Star Game is this Saturday, and the teams were announced last week. Unfortunately, no Tar Heels made the squad. When you look at the list, though, it's loaded with players who were on the Cape in the beginning, as the Tar Heels rolling in late had some adjustment windows. Let’s see how the Tar Heels playing are doing. (Tar Heel Blog)

Summer Catches: Eric Grintz

UNC junior played for the HP-Thomasville HiToms of the Coastal Plain League this summer, spending time as catcher and designated hitter. Through July 23, Grintz was hitting .433 with five home runs and 21 RBI in 19 games. Seventeen of his 29 hits were extra base knocks. He's hit safely in 18 games and reached base safely in all 19 games. (

Former UNC Baseball standout Joey Lancellotti signs with New York Mets organization

Following a stint in the Pioneer League, former UNC pitcher has signed with the New York Mets. Lancellotti, who underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2021, appeared in two games for the Missoula Paddleheads, compiling a perfect 0.00 ERA and three strikeouts over two innings. He appeared in 63 games for UNC baseball. (Keeping It Heel)

Former Diamond Heel Daniel Bard having breakout year for Rockies

In 2017 retired from the mound, joining the Arizona Diamondbacks as a franchise player mentor. Five years later, the former Tar Heel finds himself having another solid season after securing his 20th save of the season for the Colorado Rockies. While Bard did not crack the NL All-Star team this year, his season is still one worth noting. (Tar Heels Wire)

Trio Of Tar Heels Selected On Final Day Of MLB Draft

UNC outfielder along with pitchers and were selected on day three of the 2022 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday. Zarate and Rapp were drafted by the Cleveland Guardians in the 17th and 20th rounds, respectively, while Schaeffer was selected in the 18th round by the Seattle Mariners. (

Danny Serretti, Davis Palermo Selected On Day Two Of 2022 MLB Draft

University of North Carolina shortstop and right-handed pitcher were selected on day two of the 2022 Major League Baseball Draft on Monday. Serretti was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the sixth round with the 177th overall pick, while Palermo was taken by the Colorado Rockies in the eighth round with the 236th selection. (

Skye Bolt getting a shot at regular outfield role with Oakland A's

is not a newcomer to the A’s. Oakland drafted the switch-hitting outfielder in 2015 out of UNC and he has played seven minor-league seasons in the A’s system. Bolt logged 32 games on the major-league roster last season. So, the A’s have seen Bolt for a long time — just not in an everyday role. That appears an opportunity offered to Bolt now. (
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