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Competitive Drive Fuels UNC Baseball Commit Walker Jenkins

Walker Jenkins, a UNC Baseball commit since the age of 15 and No. 5-ranked player in the 2023 class, found himself with an opportunity to prove doubters wrong. "When I was 13 years old I got cut from the Canes National Team. They said I was too slow, unathletic, and wasn’t a good enough ballplayer, and I was like, ‘Okay I’ll go and prove you otherwise.'" (Perfect Game)

UNC Baseball transfer Ben Peterson impresses at Cape Cod League

Over the summer, transfer pitcher Ben Peterson has shown that he has the makings of being a great addition for UNC. Peterson has had quite a journey throughout his career. The right-hander began his career at Appalachian State, appearing in 11 games. Aaron Fitt, the co-editor and national writer for D1Baseball, was impressed with Peterson this summer. (Keeping It Heel)

USC pitcher Matt Keating signs with New York Yankees instead of transferring to UNC

USC baseball won’t be losing one of its top players to the NCAA transfer portal as expected, but the Trojans also won’t be getting him back. Right-handed pitcher Matt Keating had committed to transfer to UNC. Instead, he’s heading to the professional ranks. Keating was drafted by the Yankees organization in the ninth round of the 2022 MLB Draft. (247 Sports)

UNC Baseball Lands Vanderbilt Transfer Pitcher Nelson Berkwich

The UNC baseball program landed a big-time transfer in former Vanderbilt left-handed pitcher Nelson Berkwich, who announced his commitment to the Tar Heels on Friday. In two seasons at Vanderbilt, Berkwich posted a 3.03 ERA in 29.2 innings over 28 relief appearances. He logged a 1.96 ERA over five games in the Cape Cod League this summer. (Read More...)

UNC baseball commitment Brooks Brannon instead signs with Boston Red Sox after draft, turns pro

Two-time state champion Brooks Brannon has told HighSchoolOT that he has signed with the Boston Red Sox after being picked in the 9th round of the 2022 MLB Draft. Brannon's decision to sign means that he will not be enrolling at UNC and will head to the instructional league for the remainder of the year before going to his first spring training in 2023. (High School OT)

UNC Baseball commit Brooks Brannon selected by Boston Red Sox in MLB Draft

After a record-setting senior season, Randleman's Brooks Brannon was selected in the MLB Draft. The UNC commit was picked by the Boston Red Sox in the ninth round Monday with the 279th overall selection. "I move up quickly and we win a ring in Boston." He said he would discuss his future plans with the Tar Heels and the Red Sox on Tuesday. (Asheboro Courier-Tribune)

USC baseball transfer Matt Keating commits to North Carolina

Matt Keating has become the latest USC Trojans player to find a new home after entering the NCAA transfer portal. The two-way player, who was primarily used on the mound as the Trojans’ closer this season, announced on Friday that he is committing to the North Carolina Tar Heels, first thanking USC for the one year he spent with the Trojans. (247 Sports)

Outfielder Jackson Rusiecki Ready For UNC Baseball

Cashing in on an All-State selection to go with his .413 batting average was a fitting end to a decorated career at Southington (Conn.) High School for outfielder Jackson Rusiecki. However, there were more factors than his stats that led to his commitment to UNC. Rusiecki had to align his interest in biomedical engineering and desire to play baseball. (New Britain Herald)

Do-it-all athlete Kaleb Cost charted unique path to UNC football and baseball commitment

When was 3 years old, he started playing with his first piece of sports equipment — a soccer ball. His uncle could only fathom three words to describe the sight. "He’s the one." As time would tell, Cost, a UNC dual-sport commit for the class of 2023, would fulfill his uncle’s prediction, although his path to Chapel Hill didn't come via the soccer pitch. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Baseball Commit Walker Jenkins Named Coastal Preps Player Of The Year

Not many players in Southeastern N.C. have ever had a better season than Walker Jenkins. The center fielder helped South Brunswick finish 25-5 and 11-3 in the Mideastern Conference. Jenkins finished with a .527 average to go with 13 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs, 18 stolen bases, 40 RBI, and 49 runs scored. He struck out only nine times. (Coastal Preps)
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