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Waxhaw Pitcher Michael Colonna Commits to UNC Baseball

UNC Baseball picked up an in-state commitment Tuesday from Weddington High School rising junior Michael Colonna, who announced his commitment on social media. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound pitcher from Waxhaw, North Carolina, hits and throws right-handed. Colonna ranks eighth overall in North Carolina and fourth positionally for the class of 2022. (All Tar Heels)

UNC baseball commitment Jagger Haynes signs instead with San Diego Padres

The coronavirus pandemic robbed Jagger Haynes of the chance to put an exclamation point on his baseball career at West Columbus High School. But the setback also provided the 17-year-old left-handed pitcher, who was selected by the San Diego Padres in the fifth round of the MLB draft on June 11, with an opportunity. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC Baseball Signee Tanner Quick motivated to be the next Tar Heel great

Brazosport Exporter pitcher Tanner Quick wasn’t able to finish his high school baseball career the way he wanted, but he’s ready to be at the University of North Carolina and start his journey to be the next Tar Heel All-American. At 6-foot-8, Quick would jump at the idea of being drafted in this year’s draft, but he’s still motivated to cement his legacy at UNC. (TheFacts.com)

NCAA suspends all recruiting in Division I through April 15

The NCAA is suspending on- and off-campus recruiting for all Division I sports through April 15. In the wake of the expanding coronavirus threat, the NCAA has taken measures to mitigate any risks associated with the virus. The NCAA recently canceled remaining winter and spring championships, while UNC has suspended all athletic-related activity. (ESPN.com)

UNC Baseball Tabbed Best Recruiting Class In The ACC

Collegiate Baseball recently released its 2019 NCAA recruiting rankings and named the North Carolina Tar Heels as the No. 13 class in the country, better than any other team in the ACC. The Tar Heels look to build off its 2018 College World Series run as well as its 2019 Super Regional berth with its new crop of freshman as it prepares for the 2020 season. (GoHeels.com)

Powhatan Pitcher Brandon Eike commits to North Carolina Baseball

Within the past month, rising Powhatan (Va.) High School senior Brandon Eike became a tournament MVP with his Canes National 17u team in Florida and helped win the 376-team WWBA 17u National Championship. Then, on Tuesday, Eike added another title beside “national champion” and “MVP.” He is now a North Carolina Tar Heels baseball commit. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Profile of UNC baseball commitment Joseph Charles

At 6’3”, 190 pounds, Joseph Charles has an excellent pitching frame. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot, short arming the ball. His pitches have deception as a result, but scouts point to his short arm and high elbow as the reason for his below-average command. Charles’ fastball can touch as high as 97 MPH, but more consistently in the low-to-mid-90s. (Amazin' Avenue)

UNC baseball commitment Davidjohn Herz signs with Cubs

For Davidjohn Herz, the desire to become a professional baseball player was too strong to ignore. Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball draft, Herz signed a minor league contract to begin his professional career in Arizona. Herz, a North Carolina recruit, said signing a professional contract was "definitely a relief." (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC baseball commitment Brennan Malone instead signs with Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks agreed to terms with No. 33 overall pick Brennan Malone, reports Jim Callis of MLB.com (on Twitter). He’ll receive a full-slot bonus of $2,202,200. A high school right-hander out of Florida, Malone had been committed to the University of North Carolina but will instead begin his professional career. (MLB Trade Rumors)

MLB draft picks must decide on college or pros

In college baseball, many of the top recruits don’t even make it to campus before leaving to cash their first professional paycheck. The Tar Heels, Blue Devils, and Wolfpack all had signees selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft last week. North Carolina pitcher signee Brennan Malone, drafted 33rd overall, seems likely to turn pro. (North State Journal)
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