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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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Crucial Rivalry Series With NC State Awaits Diamond Heels

This weekend, inside the walls of Boshamer Stadium, the heart of the college baseball season is set to begin, as head coach Mike Fox and his Tar Heels welcome their arch-rivals, the NC State Wolfpack, into town for a three-game ACC series with the potential to “make-or-break” the season for both teams. UNC is currently 20-13, with a 7-8 record in ACC play, while the Wolfpack are 19-12 and 7-7 inside the conference. This crucial series is a match-up between two rivals who are both underachieving right now, but are also just two seasons removed from their last College...

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Williams Throws Another Gem to Lead UNC Baseball Past Liberty

Freshman left-hander Hunter Williams tossed six scoreless innings, and allowed just three hits, carrying the UNC baseball team to a 6-0 shutout victory over the Liberty Flames on Wednesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Over his last three starts, all mid-week games (vs Appalachian State, at Elon, and this one vs Liberty), the freshman has now thrown eighteen innings, while giving up just two runs and seven hits combined. The Tar Heels are now 2-0 on their current homestand, and improve their record to 20-13 with the non-conference victory. Liberty drops its second consecutive game, but still has an impressive record...

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UNC Baseball Gets Revenge Win Against Coastal Carolina

In a game that started out going back and forth like a see-saw, the UNC baseball team pulled away in the final innings for a 9-3 victory over the #22 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. UNC has now won two in a row after dropping the first two games this past weekend at Clemson, and improves to 19-13 overall with the non-conference victory. Coastal Carolina, who had won 12 of their last 14 games, drops to 23-9 with the loss. Coach Mike Fox’s club also avenges their biggest loss of the season to date, as they...

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