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UNC Baseball vs. Walters State Scrimmage Notes

Five Tar Heels had multi-hit games and nine pitchers combined to allow only five hits as UNC defeated junior college powerhouse Walters State 12-2 in a 13-inning baseball scrimmage Saturday at Boshamer Stadium. ’ squad is set to host national runner-up Vanderbilt on Oct. 15. Here are a few notes from the scrimmage against Walters State. (Boshamer Bulletin)

Matt Harvey did enough to continue his big league career, but will it be in Baltimore?

’s season is over. A right knee ailment that has bothered him for weeks finally pushed the righty to the 60-day IL last week, ending his year and freeing up a roster spot for the pitching-starved Orioles down the stretch. His year-end statistical line is not particularly attractive. Over 28 starts, Harvey went 6-14 with a 6.27 ERA and 95 strikeouts. (Camden Chat)

Kyle Seager nominated for Roberto Clemente Award

is admired for his workmanlike demeanor. That’s also how the 33-year-old Mariners third baseman carries himself off the field, specifically with his charitable efforts. Seager has become one of the most active members in the community. On Tuesday, Seager was recognized as the Mariners’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. (MLB.com)

UNC Fall Baseball Schedule Set

UNC will face off against Walters State and national runner-up Vanderbilt this fall in preparation for the 2022 college baseball season. The Tar Heels host Walters State on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium before hosting Vanderbilt on Friday, Oct. 15 at 3:30 p.m. The Tar Heels also will begin its Fall World Series on Friday, Oct. 8. (GoHeels.com)

Jacob Stallings named Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2021 Roberto Clemente Award nominee

The Pittsburgh Pirates have named the team’s nominee for this year’s Roberto Clemente Award, given to the Major League Baseball player who "best represents the game through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy, and positive contributions on and off the field." Stallings says he became emotional. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

UNC Baseball Fall Scrimmage Notes

UNC took the field last Monday at Boshamer Stadium for its first baseball scrimmage of the fall. The Tar Heels followed that up with scrimmages Friday and Saturday. After going 2-for-4 with two RBI in UNC's first scrimmage, freshman continued to show why the San Francisco Giants picked him in the 20th round of July’s MLB Draft. (Boshamer Bulletin)

If this is Kyle Seager’s last season in a Mariners uniform, he’s going to make it count

The Seattle Mariners hold a club option for ’s contract in 2022. If they exercise it, he’ll be back for one last dance with the team that drafted him in 2009, hoping he’d be a solid utility player. If they decline, he will be a free agent. In a season that could’ve been filled anxiety about an uncertain future, there is a relaxed peace to Seager. (The Spokesman-Review)

Seattle Mariners: The underappreciated Kyle Seager

When one thinks of baseball's best players, does not come to mind. He has been a solid part of the Seattle Mariners over his career, a former All Star and Gold Glove winner. However, he has gone overshadowed. That may need to change. Seager has been a solid player and more productive than some surprising players in that same span. (Call to the Pen)

First-round draft pick Aaron Sabato concentrates on contact as he joins Cedar Rapids

The batting average with him is rather insignificant. If you want to know if of the Cedar Rapids Kernels is doing the things the parent Minnesota Twins drafted him for in the first round last year, you need to focus on his slugging percentage and his OPS. "If I put the bat on the ball, I can hit it just as hard as anybody in professional baseball." (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

In 11th MLB season, Kyle Seager takes on new role as mentor: “he’s an inspiration”

If there’s one person the Seattle Mariners' young core of players turns to, it’s . A massive roster turnover led the 11-year veteran to embrace the role of mentor, especially as players gear up for meaningful games in September — something many of them have yet to face. You learn to love . He’s a "constant." He’s an inspiration. (The Olympian)
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