Avery Trendel

Tar Heels Hope Atlanta Will Bring New Life

During head baseball coach Mike Fox’s 17 year tenure at UNC, there’s been one letter many have come to associate with the program: the W. That’s why five losses over the past seven games by Fox’s 22nd ranked Tar Heels, paired with a sub-standard 12-8 overall record (3-3 in conference), have raised some eyebrows as they head to Atlanta this weekend to face the ACC Coastal Division leaders, the 15-5 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-2 in the ACC). For comparison’s sake, Carolina’s 2013 team, which placed third at the College World Series, lost only 12 games the entire regular season...

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Dramatic Tar Heel Rally Falls Inches Short

A relentless offensive attack on the young UNC pitchers in the early innings was enough for the Davidson Wildcats to hold on in the ninth for an exciting 12-11 win over the 22nd ranked Tar Heels, sending Coach Mike Fox’s club to their fifth loss in their last seven games, and an overall record of 12-8. Davidson continues to head in the opposite direction, improving to 10-5 and earning their fifth win in six games. Falling behind by ten runs is usually a death sentence for any baseball team, but the Tar Heels fought valiantly after finding themselves in...

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Pitt Squeaks by UNC in Extra Innings

It took longer than expected, but when all was said and done, the Pittsburgh Panthers earned a 3-2 home victory over the 11th ranked UNC baseball team at Charles Cost Field, in a low-scoring contest where neither team ever led by more than one run. Pitt clinches the series with the win and improves to 8-9 overall with a 3-3 record against conference opponents, while the Tar Heels slide to 12-7 overall and into a tie with the Panthers in the ACC standings at 3-3. Pinch-hitter Eric Hess hit a walk-off single off of Spencer Trayner (1-2) in the...

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Bukauskas Pitches UNC Baseball to Victory Over Pitt

A late offensive surge, combined with another fantastic start from JB Bukauskas, delivered the 11th ranked UNC baseball squad a much needed 3-1 victory over the Pitt Panthers late Saturday afternoon at Pittsburgh’s Charles Cost Field. The Tar Heels rise back above .500 in conference play with the win, going to 12-6 overall and 3-2 in league play, while the Panthers drop to 7-9 overall and 2-3 in conference. Since yesterday’s series opener between these two ACC foes was a time for the bats to shine, it seemed only right that the pitchers would get their opportunity in this...

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Pittsburgh Outlasts UNC in a Thriller on the Diamond

An explosion of unexpected offense dominated the action on Friday at Pittsburgh’s Charles Cost Field, as the 11th ranked UNC baseball team couldn’t quite keep up with the Pitt Panthers, losing 12-9. The Tar Heels tumble to 11-6 overall with a 2-2 record inside the conference after the loss. The win marks the Panthers’ second over the past week to a school ranked in the top 15, and they rise to 7-8 overall with a 2-2 mark in ACC play. Surely this game was going to be a pitcher’s duel. Pittsburgh’s 6’7″ sophomore TJ Zeuch, coming off of an...

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Chanticleers Hand Tar Heels Second Straight Loss

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers improved to 11-6 with an impressive 13-2 victory over the 11th ranked UNC baseball team at Springs Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina. Coach Mike Fox’s club falls to 10-5 with the loss and remains 2-1 in the ACC. Coming off a loss in their series finale against Duke where the pitching was shaky and the offense had trouble getting anything going, it was more of the same for UNC on Tuesday. Coastal starting pitcher Austin Kerr (3-0) pitched four strong innings on his way to the win, letting North Carolina score just once, while...

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UNC Baseball Hits the Road to Take On Coastal Carolina

After picking up a series win at home against arch-rival Duke, Coach Mike Fox and his 11th ranked UNC baseball team will now take their 10-4 record on the road yet again. This time they’ll be in Conway, South Carolina on the campus of Coastal Carolina University for a showdown with the 9-6 Chanticleers. The Tar Heels have used a balanced offensive attack and some electrifying starting pitching performances to come out of the gates strong in 2015. Six members of the everyday line-up are batting at least .286 for UNC, led by shortstop Wood Myers and first baseman...

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