Avery Trendel

Tar Heels Take Game 2, Clinch UNC-Duke Baseball Series Win

Saturday’s opening act of the UNC-Duke showdown took place on the diamond, where JB Bukauskas’s pitching and three hits from Logan Warmoth led the 11th ranked Tar Heels to a 6-2 win over the Blue Devils in Chapel Hill. Carolina opens ACC play 2-0 and moves to 10-3 overall. Duke falls to 0-2 in the conference with their second straight loss, and their overall record dips to 10-3. Plenty of fans came out to Boshamer Stadium to show their support for the Tar Heels, but one could argue that there were just as many pro scouts in attendance trying...

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Gallen’s 12 K’s Lead UNC Baseball to Victory Over Duke

Zac Gallen tallied 12 strikeouts in a phenomenal starting pitching performance, leading the 11th ranked UNC baseball team to a series opening win over the rival Duke Blue Devils by a score of 8-1 Friday afternoon in Chapel Hill. The win improves UNC to 9-3 and 1-0 in the ACC. It also ends Duke’s nine-game winning streak, dropping them to 10-2 and 0-1 in conference play so far in 2015. Predictions for this series called for the games to be low scoring and dominated by pitching. Those forecasts certainly held true in the early going for each team, but ultimately this...

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UNC Baseball Beats VCU in Dramatic Fashion

A walk-off wild pitch capped off a crazy ending at Boshamer Stadium on Wednesday, handing the 11th ranked UNC baseball team a 6-5 win over the VCU Rams, as they escaped a dramatic comeback attempt to improve their 2015 record to 8-3. The defeat drops VCU to 3-6. The Tar Heels led the game 5-2 entering the top of the ninth inning, with ace Trent Thornton on to seal the deal. A win seemed like a sure thing for Carolina, but the Rams had other plans, striking for three runs off of Thornton to tie the game. Coach Mike...

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Flames Extinguished by UNC Baseball

Clutch performances from freshmen hitters lifted Coach Mike Fox and his 11th ranked UNC baseball squad to a 6-4 road win Monday night over the Liberty Flames in Lynchburg, Virginia. The Tar Heels were able to recover from their loss on Sunday and improve to 7-3, while Liberty drops to 6-4. Third baseman Logan Warmoth continued his impressive first year campaign with an RBI single smacked to left-field right out of the gate. The hit drove in junior Landon Lassiter to give Carolina a 1-0 lead. He also drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the fourth...

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UNC Baseball Falls Flat in Finale vs. Rhode Island

Struggles at the plate cost the 11th ranked UNC baseball team on Saturday night, as they fell 6-3 to the Rhode Island Rams, closing out their three game series played at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. The win is the first of the season for the Rams, bringing them to 1-5 on the year. Carolina drops to 6-3. Trouble arrived early for the Tar Heels, with Rhode Island scoring a run in each of the first two innings to take control of the proceedings. Rams’ catcher Derek Gardella singled in shortstop Tim Caputo in the first, before...

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Tar Heels Sweep Double-Header Against Rhode Island

Playing in their second double-header of the season Friday, college baseball’s 11th ranked Tar Heels improved to 6-2 with a pair of wins, 4-3 in Game One and 5-3 in Game Two, over the now 0-5 Rhode Island Rams. Games were played on the campus of Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina due to winter weather in Chapel Hill. Game One The first game might as well have been called “The Benton Moss Show”, as UNC’s senior right-hander was absolutely unhittable. Moss (2-0) came into the game boasting an insane strikeout rate, having earned strike three 16 times in...

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Snow Sends UNC-Rhode Island Baseball Series to Florence, SC

Mother Nature has sent the 11th ranked, 4-2, UNC baseball team on the road yet again, as their scheduled home series against the 0-3 Rhode Island Rams has been moved to Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. This decision raises their streak of consecutive games affected by winter weather to eight (UCLA series moved to Florida, St. John’s and Winthrop games canceled, this series moved to South Carolina). When they have played though, freshman third baseman Logan Warmoth has left quite an impression, playing well above expectations for his age. The Orlando, Florida native is hitting .316 on...

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UNC Baseball Game Against Winthrop Canceled

The 4-2, 11th ranked , UNC baseball team’s home game against the 3-3 Winthrop Eagles has been canceled. Winter weather conditions forced the cancellation of Tuesday’s match-up with St. John’s. There will be no rescheduling of the St. John’s game. This is five consecutive home games to be altered due to winter...

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