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Ashley High School Retires Former UNC Pitcher Trevor Kelley's Number

Ashley High School in Wilmington made a special presentation Tuesday, retiring the number of former Screaming Eagle baseball standout . Kelley graduated from Ashley in 2012, followed by a stellar career at the University of North Carolina, and is now a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, he was a Triple-A All-Star last season for the Red Sox. (WWAYTV3.com)

UNC Baseball Ranked No. 23 in D1Baseball Preseason Top 25

D1Baseball.com released its Preseason Top 25 rankings Monday, and North Carolina Baseball checks in at No. 23 heading into the 2020 season. This year’s team will be led by a plethora of talented pitchers and sophomore designated hitter Aaron Sabato, who set a UNC freshman record last year with 18 home runs. The ACC has eight teams in the poll. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Baseball: The Road to Omaha

Opening day for college baseball is on Valentine’s Day this season, and it’s crazy to think we’re only about a month away from baseball being back. Last year, Carolina won the ACC Championship, and was one game away from a trip back to the College World Series. This season, the Tar Heels may have an even better shot at making it to Omaha than last year. (Tar Heel Blog)

New York Yankees sign veteran catcher Chris Iannetta to minor-league contract

Seeking veteran catching depth, the New York Yankees have signed Chris Iannetta to a one-year minor league contract. A career .230 hitter with a .751 OPS over 14 seasons with the Rockies, Angels, Diamondbacks, and Mariners, Iannetta, 36, was designated for assignment by the Rockies last August, ending his second tour with the club that drafted him. (NorthJersey.com)

Legendary baseball writer Peter Gammons being honored by the people he covers

At 74, he still is the most revered baseball writer in the industry. He is , who will be honored Saturday in Beverly Hills as the recipient of the prestigious "In the Spirit of the Game"’ award at the annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation banquet. "He just didn’t just do it better than anybody else, he invented it for everyone else." (USA Today)

UNC Baseball Ranked No. 17 In Perfect Game Preseason Top 25

North Carolina will open the 2020 college baseball season ranked No. 17 nationally by Perfect Game, the website announced in its preseason poll Wednesday. The Tar Heels are one of seven teams in the ACC ranked in the top 25 and are joined by No. 1 Louisville, No. 7 Miami, No. 11 Duke, No. 14 Florida State, No. 21 NC State, and No. 25 Virginia. (GoHeels.com)

Aaron Sabato Named Perfect Game First-Team Preseason All-American

Aaron Sabato was selected as the Perfect Game preseason All-American First-Team designated hitter, the publication announced Tuesday. Sabato also was named a First-Team preseason All-American designated hitter by Collegiate Baseball. A native of Rye Brook, N.Y., Sabato had one of the best freshman seasons in recent Carolina Baseball history. (GoHeels.com)

Where Does Colin Moran Fit in the Pirates' Future?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have the hallmark of many teams that hover around the .500 mark, players who nobody would confuse with the cream of the crop or possess one fatal flaw that prevents them from fully reaching potential. is absolutely in this class of players and identifying exactly how he can best help the Pirates is paramount to moving forward. (Pirate Maven)

UNC Pitcher Austin Love Among Players To Watch In 2020

North Carolina sophomore right-hander Austin Love is one of the Salisbury Post’s "10 to Watch" in 2020. With a solid season this spring for Carolina, the West Rowan High School graduate may hear his name called in this summer’s Major League Baseball draft. Love said that the coaching staff is expecting him to be in the starting rotation this spring. (Salisbury Post)

The 17 best ACC college baseball players of the decade from 2010-2019

3B: , UNC (2011-13) The national Freshman of the Year in 2011, Moran was still productive in an injury-shortened sophomore year. He then earned first-team All-America honors as a junior, when leading UNC to Omaha for the second time in three years. SP: , UNC (2011-13) Emanuel was a model of consistency three straight years. (NCAA.com)
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