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Ike Freeman, Will Sandy Shine as No. 5 UNC Baseball takes down Xavier 12-3

No. 5 North Carolina extended its nation's-best home win streak to 19 games after defeating Xavier 12-3 Friday in the season opener. Freshman Will Sandy picked up the win for the Tar Heels after pitching 4.2 innings, allowing one hit, and giving up no runs while striking out five. Ike Freeman went 4-for-5 at the plate with a solo home run and four RBI. (

UNC opens baseball season Friday. Why the Tar Heels think they can finally win it all.

With many returners and the College World Series experience under their belt, the 2019 North Carolina baseball team now has a new goal. “We went to Omaha and we want something better than that,” junior first baseman and outfielder Michael Busch said. Bigger than that is a national championship, something the UNC baseball program has not yet achieved. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Scott Forbes, Sylvia Crawley

Friday's Carolina Insider podcast features interviews with baseball pitching coach Scott Forbes and women's basketball assistant coach . Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas discuss the current Tar Heel team, the 1994 NCAA championship and more with Crawley, while previewing all aspects of the UNC baseball season with Forbes. (

No. 5 North Carolina Baseball Hosts Xavier Friday In Home Opener

No. 5 North Carolina will open the 2019 baseball season on Friday against Xavier in a three-game series at Boshamer Stadium. Friday's game begins at 3 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday's finale at 1 p.m. Friday's opener marks the start of a 13-game home stand as the Tar Heels looks to build on the nation's longest home winning streak at 18 games. (

North Carolina Pitcher Luca Dalatri Back in Form

Luca Dalatri sat among reporters during UNC’s recent media day and answered questions about the injury that limited him to 70 fewer innings a season ago than his freshman season. He spoke of becoming a better baseball player because of the challenges. Fellow pitcher Austin Bergner confirmed it was not just a front Dalatri was putting up for the reporters. (Inside Carolina)

Angels' Matt Harvey says he'll be better teammate, player going forward

There was a time, not long ago, when was the premier pitcher in baseball, headlining a young New York Mets rotation. But his career got sidetracked, mostly because of self-inflicted wounds. "I'm disappointed in myself," Harvey told reporters in a harsh assessment Wednesday after the Los Angeles Angels' first official workout of spring training. (

Even after rising to UNC baseball stardom, Michael Busch is still 'same exact kid'

UNC first baseman Michael Busch has transitioned from the quarterback who led his Minnesota high school to its first state championship game, to a preseason All-American and the most dangerous hitter on a UNC team ranked No. 7. The left-handed-hitting Busch heads into his junior season as a projected early-round selection in this summer’s MLB draft. (Daily Tar Heel)

Preseason All-American Michael Busch headlines UNC baseball returners

Coming off its first College World Series appearance since 2013, the North Carolina baseball team has a revamped roster this season. Led by a group of juniors that includes Michael Busch and Gianluca Dalatri, UNC returns plenty of its roster to a team that won 44 games and steamrolled through the ACC. Here are some of the players returning for the Tar Heels: (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Baseball Season Preview: More Than Omaha

Of the 35 players on North Carolina's baseball roster this year, 19 lettered last season. Sixteen played in at least one NCAA Tournament game. And 13 saw the field in the College World Series, the seventh in which UNC has appeared under coach . No team that Fox has led to Omaha shared more similarities with last season's than the first squad in 2006. (

Caden O'Brien Named To NCBWA Stopper Of The Year Watch List

Seventy-five players have been named to the initial Watch List for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I Baseball. O'Brien finished his freshman season with a 7-0 record and became the ninth pitcher in UNC history to win at least seven decisions without a loss. (

UNC's Final Intrasquad Baseball Spring Scrimmage Ends In 1-1 Tie

Sunday's final preseason baseball scrimmage ended in a 1-1 tie as North Carolina's pitching dominated. Navy had six base hits to five for Blue. Navy's Jackson Hesterlee's single drove in Danny Serritti for the game's first run in the top of the sixth. Blue tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Caleb Roberts singled to score Ike Freeman. (

Baum, Casparius Lead Blue Team To Win In UNC Baseball Intrasquad Scrimmage Saturday

Tyler Baum threw 6.1 strong innings and Ben Casparius drove in four runs to lead the Blue squad to a 7-3 win over Navy on Saturday at Boshamer Stadium. Baum gave up no earned runs on four hits to get the win, while Casparius ripped a two-run homer in the fifth. Danny Serrett was 2-3 with two runs scored for Blue while Navy's Caleb Roberts was 2-4 with an RBI. (
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Baseball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 12
Xavier - Opening Day: 3
Fri, Feb 15
Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Xavier - CWS Pennant Giveaway
Sat, Feb 16 2:00 ET ACC Network Extra Tickets
UNC vs. Xavier
Sun, Feb 17 1:00 ET ACC Network Extra Tickets
UNC vs. North Carolina A&T
Tue, Feb 19 3:00 ET ACC Network Extra Tickets

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