Benton Moss

Benton Moss Named First Team Academic All-American

UNC senior pitcher Benton Moss was selected to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-American first team on Thursday—the first Tar Heel baseball player to earn the honor since current New York Yankee pitcher Adam Warren in 2009. A Morehead Scholar double majoring in business and economics, Moss has already received other prestigious awards for his educational pursuits—such as the Jim Tatum Memorial Award, given to one UNC varsity student-athlete per year for excelling in athletics and academics, and the ACC Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Although he was chosen in the 15th round of the 2014 MLB Draft by...

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ACC Baseball Tournament: No. 3 Louisville Rallies to Defeat UNC

Rallying from an early 4-0 deficit, the No. 3 Louisville Cardinals defeated the UNC baseball team on Wednesday night by a score of 7-4 in the Tar Heels’ first pool play game of the ACC Tournament at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Tyler Ramirez led off the game with a solo home run, as the Tar Heel offense came out swinging against the Cardinals’ freshman right-hander Sean Leland–adding three more runs in the third inning before Leland could even record an out. But Louisville came storming back against UNC senior Benton Moss, in what was likely Moss’s final ACC...

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Tar Heels Fall Short On Senior Day: Virginia Sweeps

The Virginia Cavaliers scored five runs in the sixth inning against five different Tar Heel pitchers on Saturday, en route to an 8-2 victory over the UNC baseball team at Boshamer Stadium–giving the senior day festivities for Benton Moss and Trevor Kelley an unpleasant ending. Carolina has now been swept in each of its last two ACC series, the first time that’s happened since 2001. The Tar Heels finish the regular season 13-16 in the conference and 32-22 overall. Meanwhile, the successful weekend road trip helps the Cavaliers finish at 15-15 in ACC play and 33-19 against all competition....

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Walk-Off Homer Wins Series Finale For Notre Dame, UNC Swept For First Time All Year

In thrilling fashion, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rallied from six runs down to defeat the No. 24 UNC baseball team 8-7 on a walk-off home run by pinch-hitter Kyle Richardson–in a game where the ball just could never seem to stay in the park–with the teams combining for seven long balls on the day. Losing all three games in South Bend drops the Tar Heels to 13-13 in the ACC with a 30-19 record against all competition, while Notre Dame jumps to 15-12 in league play and 33-18 overall. Sunday also marks the second time the Fighting Irish...

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Benton and the Bats Lead Diamond Heels Past UNC-Asheville

Returning to action after a six day break for final exams, Benton Moss put together his second straight terrific start, and the Tar Heel bats came alive early, to lead the No. 24 UNC baseball team to an impressive 11-2 win over the UNC-Asheville Bulldogs at Boshamer Stadium on Tuesday night. The senior from Enfield, North Carolina improved to 7-0 on the season, delivering five strong innings of one-run ball to move the Tar Heels to 30-16 so far this year, while dropping Asheville to 20-27, as the teams begin the final month of the regular season. In his...

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Moss Dominant as Tar Heels Complete Sweep of Boston College

Benton Moss continued the Tar Heel starting pitching dominance, throwing eight shutout innings while getting quite a bit of help from his offense, as the No. 23 UNC baseball team cruised to a 6-0 win over the Boston College Eagles on Sunday–completing its first ACC weekend sweep of the season. Carolina has now won six in a row for their longest winning streak of the season, as they improve to 29-15 overall and 13-10 in the ACC. Boston College drops to 22-21 after the sweep, with a 9-14 record inside the conference. Like Zac Gallen and JB Bukauskas in...

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Birthday Boy Dunbar Leads Tar Heels Past Camels on Bacon Night

Bacon wasn’t the only thing sizzling on Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Junior catcher Korey Dunbar homered, racked up three RBI, and scored twice himself–on his birthday–to lead the #23 UNC baseball team to a 8-3 win over the tough Campbell Fightin’ Camels as the Carolina marketing department drew fans out to the field with promises of “special bacon related concession items”. “I smelled bacon when I was throwing BP, and that’s not what you want to smell when you’re throwing batting practice, so I might not have a piece of bacon for another couple months,” UNC head baseball coach...

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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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