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UNC's Aaron Sabato in limbo about MLB draft decision amid coronavirus crisis

Spring sports were canceled, leaving sluggers like Aaron Sabato in limbo ahead of the MLB draft. The UNC first baseman is the 31st ranked prospect heading into the 2020 draft. While Sabato is only a sophomore, due to his age, he is eligible to enter the draft this year. Sabato has yet to decide if he will return for his junior season. "I'm just taking it day by day." (WRAL Sports Fan)

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give college athletes who compete in spring sports such as baseball, softball and lacrosse a way to get back the season they lost, but did not guarantee financial aid. (Associated Press)

100 in 100: Bladen County’s Tyrell Godwin, a two-sport star at UNC

Imagine being drafted in the first round of the MLB draft and being offered $1 million to sign with the New York Yankees. was drafted by the Yankees in 1997 and offered a seven-figure contract. But he turned it down, opting to accept a Morehead Scholarship to North Carolina, where he played both football and baseball for the Tar Heels. (North State Journal)

Mike Fox Q&A: UNC Baseball's Canceled Season, Program on Hold

UNC's 2020 baseball season came to an abrupt end when the ACC and NCAA canceled all athletic activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Diamond Heels played their final game of the year, a 9-2 win over VMI, at Boshamer Stadium on March 11. Coach spoke about about the sudden conclusion to the season and the unknowns that follow. (Inside Carolina)

Aaron Sabato Ends UNC's 2020 Baseball Season On Fire

The final six games of the season for Aaron Sabato rivaled any six-game stretch across the country by any player. The Rye Brook, N.Y., native belted six home runs, plated 10 RBI, hit .450 and slugged 1.400. His .656 on-base percentage led the squad, as well as his 41 putouts in the field. He struck out just three times in his final 20 at-bats and drew 12 walks. (

ACC Cancels All Athletic Activities Through End of 2019-20 Academic Year

Following further consultation with the league’s member institutions, and after previously suspending all athletic activities indefinitely, the ACC is canceling all athletic related activities including all competition and practice through the end of the 2019-20 academic year. The unanimous decision was made to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19. (The ACC)

Love for baseball drives Levi Michael

has said that he will play professional baseball as long as someone gives him a uniform. He said again Wednesday. Those close to the former North Davidson and University of North Carolina star know he means it. It’s another spring and Michael has been toiling away in Fort Myers, Florida, spring training headquarters of the Minnesota Twins. (Lexington Dispatch)

Report: NCAA to grant additional year of eligibility after coronavirus

After the cancellation of NCAA Tournaments and all winter and spring championships, athletes were left with seasons and careers cut short. Due to the unprecedented nature of coronavirus cancellations, many clamored for athletes to retain their year of eligibility. According to basketball analyst Jeff Goodman, the NCAA is on their way to that possibility. (247 Sports)

UNC, ACC Suspend All Athletic Related Activities

UNC Athletics will immediately suspend athletic-related activities, including all competition, practice, recruiting, and participation in NCAA championships until further notice in accordance with the ACC's decision Thursday. "There is so much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and things are changing so quickly nationally, that the ACC's decision is appropriate at this time." (

Diamond Heels Power Past VMI, 9-2

North Carolina launched four home runs en route to a 9-2 win over VMI to keep the Tar Heels undefeated in midweek action Wednesday (Highlights). The Tar Heels' offense was diverse, as four Tar Heels launched home runs while Angel Zarate ended 4-for-4. It was a slow start for both squads as just four combined runs were scored in the first six innings. (
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