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Tar Heel Baseball Outlasts Virginia Tech in Wild 11-10 Win

Brian Miller’s sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth inning broke a 10-10 tie, and helped the #23 Tar Heel baseball team pick up a wild 11-10 win over the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday afternoon in Blacksburg, Virginia. Carolina moves to 24-15 on the season, with an even 10-10 mark in the ACC, while the loss sends the Hokies back to 19-21 overall and 8-12 in the conference. On a day that included three bases loaded hit-by-pitches, four multiple run rallies, 14 walks, and saw neither starting pitcher make it longer than two innings, UNC held on...

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Hokies Stun UNC Baseball: Just Second Loss to VT in Fox Era

On the strength of a five-run sixth inning, the Virginia Tech Hokies rallied to defeat the #23 UNC baseball team by a score of 8-3 on Friday night for a surprise upset victory in Blacksburg, Virginia at English Field. Coming into the game, UNC head coach Mike Fox boasted a 27-1 record all-time against Virginia Tech, but on this night the Hokies’ huge inning gave them their elusive second victory against Fox. Their last win over Carolina came in 2007. The Tar Heels fall below .500 in the ACC with the loss, dropping to 9-10 in the conference, while...

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ACC Race Heats Up As UNC Baseball Visits Virginia Tech

As one of five teams tied at 9-9 in the ACC, the UNC baseball team hopes to distance itself from the crowd this weekend, heading to Virginia Tech to face the Hokies in an important three-game conference series. Overall, the Tar Heels are 23-14 this season, while Virginia Tech is 18-20, with a 7-11 mark in league play. The Tar Heels sit tied for second in the ACC Coastal Division with Georgia Tech, while Wake Forest, Clemson, and Notre Dame are all tied for third in the Atlantic division. As tight as the standings are, that’s not the main...

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UNC Reliever Reilly Hovis Has Tommy John Surgery, Out For Season

Reilly Hovis, a junior reliever for the UNC baseball team, has been declared out for the remainder of the 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery Tuesday morning to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. Hovis, a native of Gastonia, North Carolina served as the team’s closer last year and was named to the All-ACC first team as a relief pitcher. He was credited with a team-high nine wins in 2014, while also picking up six saves. On top of that, he also struck out 81 hitters in just 64 innings, finishing the year with...

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Mother Nature Shortens UNC Baseball’s Win Over High Point

In a game shortened to five and a half innings due to rain, Hunter Williams pitched the UNC baseball team to a 1-0 win over the High Point Panthers on Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels jump to 23-14 with the non-conference victory, and the Panthers fall below .500, with their record falling to 17-18 on the year. Williams, the freshman lefty continued his recent run of dominance with seven strikeouts and no walks over six shut-out innings. In his past four starts, he’s thrown 24 innings and allowed just two runs and ten hits, completely baffling...

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High Point Slides Into Chapel Hill to Face Diamond Heels

Back into the Baseball America top 25 poll, the #23 UNC baseball team enters the final two games of what was a seven game home-stand on Tuesday night, as they put their 22-14 record on the line against the High Point Panthers, who come into the game at 17-17 so far in 2015. The Tar Heels went 4-1 last week at Boshamer Stadium, with a huge series win against their arch-rivals, the NC State Wolfpack, as well as a revenge victory against #18 Coastal Carolina last Tuesday. Those victories came sandwiched around Wednesday’s win against a tough Liberty team,...

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UNC Baseball Falls Short In Attempt to Sweep Wolfpack

A balanced offensive attack, with five different players driving in runs, led the NC State Wolfpack to a 6-3 victory over the UNC baseball team in their series finale on Sunday at Boshamer Stadium. NC State improves to 20-14 overall and 8-9 in the ACC, with the win snapping its three game losing streak, while Carolina drops to 22-14 in all games and 9-9 in league play. Starting pitching dominated the first two games of the series, but on Sunday neither starter could make it out of the third inning. The long relievers made the difference in this one,...

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Walk-Off Hit-By-Pitch Gives Tar Heels Series Win Over NC State

Zack Gahagan took a pitch on the arm with the bases loaded in the 10th inning to lead the Tar Heel Baseball team to a walk-off 3-2 win over the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday night, clinching the series in the process. “I’ve never been a part of a walk-off anything,” Gahagan says, “This is my first time, so it’s pretty exciting, especially against State. [They’re a] good team, but way to finish it.” “It feels awesome, I mean, the rivalry has hit me hard.” Yes it has. Literally. The win is Carolina’s fifth in a row, lifting its...

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Bolt and Gallen Provide Extra Fireworks In Victory Over Wolfpack

On a night promoted by Boshamer Stadium as “Fireworks Friday” because of the show put on after the game, Skye Bolt accidentally set them off a bit early. Bolt’s solo home run in the bottom of the seventh led the Tar Heel baseball team to a 2-1 win over the arch-rival NC State Wolfpack on Friday night in front of a sold-out crowd at the Bosh, while Zac Gallen (2-2) went the full nine innings in a masterful display on the mound. “It couldn’t be more opportune of a time to face these guys,” says Bolt, “It’s Carolina baseball,...

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