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This Week with Mike Fox: Down the Stretch

The Diamond Heels lost their first three games after the exam break, dropping a mid-week matchup at Coastal Carolina before losing the first two of the Duke series. The Heels broke through in the third game to finish the weekend with a win. UNC has one mid-week game remaining with a visit to UNCW before hosting Virginia Tech in the season's last ACC series. (Inside Carolina)

UNC catcher Cody Roberts has surgery after taking foul ball vs. Duke

North Carolina junior catcher Cody Roberts had surgery Sunday after taking a foul ball to the groin in the series finale versus Duke. Roberts, a Georgia native, left the game in the seventh inning as the Heels downed Duke 8-6 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. UNC said Monday that Roberts had surgery at UNC Hospitals and is expected to miss one to two weeks. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Three-Loss Week Sends Tar Heels Down Three Spots to No. 7 in D1Baseball Top 25

Following a win over Richmond last Tuesday, the UNC baseball team responded with three straight losses, one against then-No.25 Coastal Carolina on Wednesday and two to Duke on Friday and Saturday. Despite knocking off the Blue Devils in Sunday’s series finale, the Tar Heels dropped three spots to No. 7 in this week’s Top 25. (

Young Duke fan and younger UNC fan chase a baseball, and we all learn a lesson

While covering the North Carolina baseball game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, I watched a foul-ball chase unfold before my eyes. One little UNC fan, Brenner, went sprinting through the bleachers alongside a slightly bigger Duke fan, Trever. Trever won the race to the ball, but he didn't have it for long. Watch the video for the memorable outcome. (ABC 11)

UNC Baseball Keeps Hold on Coastal Lead

North Carolina's says you have to fight to not get swept every weekend in the ACC. Recently, he’s been on both sides of that coin. As the coach of the aggressor, like when UNC traveled to Raleigh and swept N.C. State at the end of April. And this weekend, he watched his third-ranked Tar Heels battle on Sunday to avoid being swept by No. 9 Duke. (Inside Carolina)

No. 3 UNC Baseball Maintains Coastal Division Lead, Takes Down No. 9 Duke

No. 3 North Carolina took down No. 9 Duke, 8-6, on Sunday to maintain a game and a half lead in the ACC Coastal Division over the Blue Devils (Highlights). Tyler Baum picked up his fourth win of the season as Ike Freeman and Brandon Riley combined for five hits and drove in four RBI to lead the Tar Heels. The Tar Heels will be back in action Tuesday at UNCW. (

Five takeaways from Matt Harvey's surprisingly dominant Reds debut

It was a much different looking than we saw with the Mets earlier this season. That much is not up for debate. His performance there earned him a demotion to the bullpen and ultimately resulted in a falling out that led to Tuesday’s trade. If we’re being honest, it was an improvement over just about everything Harvey has done at any point since 2016. (Yahoo! Sports)

No. 3 UNC Baseball Drops Game Two Against No. 9 Duke, 5-2

Austin Bergner pitched into the sixth inning but No. 3 North Carolina couldn't overcome No. 9 Duke's three-run third inning as the Blue Devils beat the Tar Heels, 5-2, on Saturday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The final game of the series is set for Sunday at 1:00 p.m. back in Durham. Tyler Baum will take the mound for North Carolina against Duke's Adam Laskey. (

For Terry Collins, Matt Harvey's Fall Has Been Hard To Watch

“I love ,” Collins said. “I love him like a son. We went through a lot of wars. I saw a guy, when he got to the big leagues, within two seasons he made himself, if not the best, then one of the top three pitchers in all of baseball. So what happened the last few years, injury-wise and how it affected him, was really tough to see and go through for him.” (Hartford Courant)

Matt Harvey gives up just one hit, throws four innings in first Reds start

Mets fans may not want to believe this, but ya gotta — looked good in his debut for the Cincinnati Reds. Or at least a lot better than he had over the last month in Flushing. The former Dark Knight of Gotham made his first start with the Reds on Friday night and gave up only one hit, which was the result of a Reds outfielder losing the ball in the lights. (New York Daily News)

No. 3 Tar Heels Fall To No. 9 Duke In Game One, 7-3

No. 3 North Carolina rallied to tie the game with a three-run sixth inning, but a late Duke charge provided a 7-3 win for the No. 9 Blue Devils at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in the first game of the weekend series. The Heels and Duke will be back in action Saturday at the DBAP as first pitch is set for 1:00 p.m. UNC will have Austin Bergner on the mound against Ryan Day. (

Local Lore: The Pit

The unofficial center of UNC and beloved fixture of campus life, where The Pit now sits was once home to the primary athletic field on campus. Emerson field, completed in 1916, was the original home to football, baseball and track events on campus. Carolina’s football program quickly outgrew the field and moved to Kenan Stadium upon its completion in 1927. (

Chansky’s Notebook: Old Dogs, New Tricks

is old school and new school rolled into one. UNC’s baseball coach is, shall we say, sly as a Fox. He might be an old dog in some eyes, having coached here for 20 seasons and taken six teams to the College World Series while winning more than 1400 games. But, unlike some peers, Fox is always open to new ideas that will make his team better. (

Consistency is the Key for Kyle Datres

This season, ' winning mentality is showing more than ever at Boshamer Stadium and throughout ACC play. As he was in high school, he once again is the team leader in a variety of statistical categories. Datres leads the Diamond Heels in average (.340), hits (64), runs scored (48), doubles (13) and stolen bases (9) through Thursday. The key: consistency. (

UNC Baseball Notebook: Duke Series, Keys, and Chemistry

On Thursday, UNC baseball coach , junior third baseman , and sophomore right-handed pitcher Austin Bergner spoke to the media, conveying a focused confidence on the immediate challenge that lies ahead of them. This weekend's series against Duke at Durham Bulls Athletic Park is big, but you wouldn't know that after talking to the trio. (Inside Carolina)
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