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Levi Michael back with Twins’ organization

’s long journey through professional baseball has brought him back where it began - the Minnesota Twins’ organization. The former UNC star spent the first six years of his career with the Twins after they drafted him in the first round of the 2011 MLB draft. Michael reached Triple-A at the end of the 2017 season but the Twins released him in 2018. (Lexington Dispatch)

Offense Leads UNC Baseball Past Gardner-Webb, 13-6

North Carolina put together an all-around effort to roll over Gardner-Webb 13-8 at Boshamer Stadium on Tuesday afternoon (Highlights). Five Tar Heels ended with multiple hits, led by Aaron Sabato, who went two-for-three with a home run and a double. Kyle Smith collected the first hit of his Tar Heel career and added another in the fifth inning. (

UNC Baseball Looks To Bounce Back vs. Gardner-Webb, VMI

North Carolina Baseball hosts Gardner-Webb on Tuesday, March 10 and VMI on Wednesday, March 11. The Tar Heels are undefeated in midweek games in 2020, sporting a 5-0 record with wins over High Point, Elon, North Carolina A&T, UNCG, and VCU. UNC's bats have produced 115 runs in 2020, ranking 26th in the country and fifth in the ACC. (

This Week with Mike Fox: Searching for Silver Linings

UNC Baseball Coach : “We have seen Dylan Harris (show his power) last year. He has some pop in that bat. He has hit some home runs. He has hit four now and that is good to have a leadoff hitter that can do that. Aaron showed you this weekend what kind of player he is and why he is so highly touted. He was much more relaxed this weekend." (Inside Carolina)

Aaron Sabato Named ACC Baseball Player Of The Week

North Carolina sophomore Aaron Sabato has been selected as the ACC Baseball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Sabato finished the five-game slate batting .333 and slugging 1.133, while he collected four home runs in 15 at-bats. Patient at the plate, Sabato drew 11 walks and ended the week with a team-high .615 on-base percentage. (

Aaron Sabato Stays Hot in 14-8 Loss To Notre Dame

For the second time in as many days, North Carolina erased a six-run Notre Dame advantage, but once again fell short 14-8 to close out the first weekend of ACC play (Highlights). Aaron Sabato hit his third home run of the weekend and fifth of the season. Angel Zarate extended his hitting streak to nine games and his reached base streak to 17 games. (

Six-Run Rally Not Enough As Diamond Heels Fall To Notre Dame

North Carolina erased a six-run deficient Saturday, but Notre Dame edged North Carolina 11-8 in 10 innings at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights). The Tar Heels found themselves down 8-2 after six innings, but put together a five-run inning in the seventh to cut the lead to just one run. North Carolina tied up the game in the bottom of the eighth inning. (

Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings showed leadership when no one was watching

As a former third-stringer designated for assignment, understands how unlikely it is that he’s slated to become the starting catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, let alone a leader. Stallings isn’t taking anything for granted, even though he was endorsed the starter in spring training by the most unlikely of sources — the catchers competing for his job. (

Aaron Sabato Homers Twice In 8-5 Loss To Notre Dame

Despite Aaron Sabato's pair of home runs, North Carolina fell to 10-5 (0-1) after dropping the Friday tilt 8-5 to Notre Dame to begin ACC play (Highlights). Angel Zarate collected a hit for the seventh game in a row and has reached base in all 15 contests. Zarate has finished with multiple hits in three-straight games and four out of his last five. (

UNC Baseball Hosts Notre Dame To Begin ACC Play

North Carolina opens ACC play this weekend at Boshamer Stadium by hosting Notre Dame for a three-game set beginning Friday at 3 p.m. Angel Zarate has been incredible this season for UNC, leading the Tar Heels in batting average (.392) and on-base percentage (.458). He has reached base in all 14 games this season and is on a six-game hit streak. (
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