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Pitcher Trevor Kelley Still At ‘Loss For Words’ After Call Up To Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox called up right-handed pitcher from Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, and the 25-year-old sounded very excited about it. Kelley noted he “kind of figured” he had been recalled when he was called into the office after Pawtucket’s game on Monday. He also said his teammates and wife were extremely happy for him and that he’s still at a “loss for words.” (NESN)

UNC Baseball: Summer League Update

Let’s check in and see how the Tar Heels are doing: Cape Cod League Tar Heels - Austin Love, Orleans Firebirds, 2 App, 2.2 IP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 K, 0 BB. Danny Serretti, Orleans Firebirds, 6 GP, 14 AB, .214 Avg, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R. Coastal Plain League Tar Heels - Clemente Incan, Wilmington Sharks, 12 GP, 40 AB, .275 Avg, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 4R, 1 SB. (Tar Heel Blog)

Former Tar Heel Pitcher Bryant Gaines Named New UNC Pitching Coach

Former UNC pitcher Bryant Gaines has been hired as the North Carolina pitching coach. Gaines, a two-time captain for the Tar Heels, returns to Chapel Hill following two seasons as the pitching coach at Liberty under former UNC assistant coach Scott Jackson. Gaines spent nine seasons as a member of the UNC program as a player and assistant coach. (

Trent Thornton, Trevor Kelley share ‘special brotherhood,’ now as major-leaguers

Media members know not to ask a pitcher for an interview before starts. On Tuesday, had a couple reasons to make an exception. , a friend and former teammate at the University of North Carolina, had been called up to the Red Sox bullpen earlier that day. And in town to watch the Tar Heel alums was UNC coach . (

Hansen Butler, Caden O'Brien Named to All-ACC Academic Baseball Team

Caden O'Brien and Hansen Butler were named to the All-ACC Academic Baseball Team on Tuesday. This is O'Brien's second straight year being named to the All-ACC Academic Team. Butler put together his best season as a Tar Heel setting set career highs in wins (5), appearances (21) and strikeouts (31) as he went 5-0 with a 3.86 ERA on the season. (

UNC Baseball Season In Review

UNC's 2019 baseball team captured the 7th ACC Tournament Championship in program history and earned a No. 14 National Seed in the NCAA Championship. Led by All-American Aaron Sabato and All-ACC selections and , Carolina went 35-8 at home and fell one game short of back-to-back trips to the College World Series. (

Red Sox plan to call up righthander Trevor Kelley

The Boston Red Sox are planning to call up righthander from Triple-A Pawtucket, according to major league sources. Kelley has been dominant for the PawSox, forging a 5-2 record and 0.96 ERA in 28 games spanning 37 2/3 innings with 8.1 strikeouts and 2.9 walks per nine innings. The righthander features a sidearm delivery. (Boston Globe)

Angels pitcher Matt Harvey turns to tech to unlock missing fastball velocity

Outside of baseball circles, “kinematic sequence” and “rotational velocity” sound like biology buzzwords that hopefully, for most of us, will not be on the test. Even inside baseball circles, the popularity of these terms only spread recently and rapidly. They took center stage Friday in the Angels’ bullpen, where was hooked up to a pair of 4D Motion sensors. (Orange County Register)

Sabato, Serretti, Love Named D1 Baseball Freshman All-Americans

Aaron Sabato, Danny Serretti, and Austin Love were named D1 Baseball All-Americans over the weekend as North Carolina led all programs with three selections. Sabato was named to the first-team while Serretti and Love were named second-team. A native of Rye Brook, N.Y., Sabato had one of the best freshman seasons in recent UNC Baseball history. (

An eight-batter sequence against Nationals proved why Marlins’ Zac Gallen can be great

As good as he was in his MLB debut against the St. Louis Cardinals last Thursday, knows he was far from his best. The starting pitcher didn’t have his typical command of his fastball, which forced him to throw his cutter more than any other pitch and split his five-pitch mix even more evenly than is typical for the Miami Marlins’ latest rookie starter. (Miami Herald)

UNC Pitching Coach Robert Woodard Named Charlotte Head Baseball Coach

Charlotte 49ers Director of Athletics Mike Hill named to lead the baseball program. Woodard has spent the past three seasons as the pitching coach at the University of North Carolina. He also served as pitching coach at UNCW and Virginia Tech. Woodard will replace Loren Hibbs who announced his retirement after 27 years at the helm. (Charlotte 49ers)

Houston Astros pitching prospect J.B. Bukauskas selected for Futures Game

Houston Astros pitching prospect will appear in the Futures Game in Cleveland on July 7. Ranked the organization’s fifth-best prospect by MLBPipeline and sixth by Baseball America, Bukauskas has a 5.97 ERA in 57 ? innings with AA Corpus Christi this season. Bukauskas is the organization’s only representative at the Futures Game. (Houston Chronicle)
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