Mike Fox

Diamond Heels Cruise Past Campbell, 7-1

Junior shortstop Logan Warmoth hit three doubles Wednesday night–while tallying three RBIs–as the fourth-ranked Tar Heels knocked off the Campbell Camels at Boshamer Stadium by a score of 7-1. The first round MLB Draft prospect helped UNC (33-9) extend its narrow 1-0 lead with a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning–before adding another RBI two-bagger in the sixth. Warmoth was helped by classmate Zack Gahagan, who started at first base for the Tar Heels. Gahagan contributed a pair of doubles himself, including one that drove home a pair of runs in the seventh inning–while also finishing...

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UNC Baseball Thrashes Elon, Chalks Up 11-2 Victory

All nine starters either scored or drove in a run on Tuesday at Boshamer Stadium, as the fourth-ranked UNC baseball team cruised to an 11-2 victory over the Elon Phoenix. Sophomore Brandon Riley ripped a three-run homer in the first inning, as the Tar Heels never trailed during their blowout win. Junior centerfielder Brian Miller also had four hits for UNC (32-9), which continued to assert its dominance over lesser opponents. Head coach Mike Fox used freshman Tyler Baum as his starting pitcher for the first four innings, but UNC ultimately used four different relievers to finish out the...

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Pitt Holds Off Diamond Heels Late Rally, Takes Series Finale

Looking to complete a rare series sweep on the road Sunday afternoon, the fourth-ranked UNC baseball team was on the verge of an impressive comeback against the Pittsburgh Panthers–but couldn’t quite seal the deal in an 11-9 loss. UNC (31-9 16-5 ACC) put the tying runs on base with one out in the ninth inning, but Pitt reliever Sam Mersing put away Kyle Datres and Brandon Riley to end the game. Riley and junior centerfielder Brian Miller each homered for the Tar Heels–with Riley’s three-run blast helping the team open up a 4-0 lead in the top half of...

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Dalatri Pitches UNC Baseball to Victory Over Pitt, Tar Heels Clinch Series

For seven innings on Saturday, the fourth-ranked UNC baseball team was in danger of being on the wrong end of a no-hitter. Luckily for head coach Mike Fox and company, freshman right-hander Gianluca Dalatri was able to toss a gem of his own for the Tar Heels (31-8, 16-4 ACC)–as the UNC bats woke up at just the right time in the team’s 3-1 series-clinching win over the Pittsburgh Panthers. Tar Heel sophomore Brandon Riley disappointed the home crowd when he broke up Josh Falk’s no-hit bid in the beginning of the eighth inning. Riley would later come around...

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Late Surge Helps Liberty Stun No. 4 UNC Baseball

In his first game back at Boshamer Stadium since leaving his longtime assistant coaching job at UNC this past offseason, Liberty head coach Scott Jackson was triumphant against the fourth-ranked Tar Heels on Tuesday night. The Flames (21-14) scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning against UNC reliever Rodney Hutchison on the way to a 5-2 upset victory. Jackson’s team gave the Tar Heels (29-8) a taste of their own medicine–some big-time shutdown pitching–by holding them to just four hits throughout the night. Tyler Lynn and Ashton McGee each hit solo home runs for UNC in...

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UNC Baseball Defeats NC State, Stretches Win Streak to 10 Games

The wins keep on piling up for the fifth-ranked UNC baseball team, which extended its season-best winning streak to 10 games–defeating the rival NC State Wolfpack on Friday night at Boshamer Stadium by a score of 7-2. Sophomore third baseman Kyle Datres hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning, handing the Tar Heels a lead they would keep extending throughout the latter portion¬†of the evening. Prior to Datres’ game-changing swing, NC State lefty Sean Adler had previously held the red-hot UNC offense completely scoreless through the first five frames. Fans were treated to a tight...

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UNC Baseball Demolishes No. 14 South Carolina in Charlotte

For the second straight season, the fifth-ranked UNC baseball team traveled to Charlotte’s BB&T Ballpark and made quick work of South Carolina. Head coach Mike Fox’s Tar Heels stayed scorching hot Tuesday night, as they demolished the No. 14 Gamecocks by a score of 20-5–the first time the team has scored 20 runs in four years. This blowout comes nearly one year after UNC defeated South Carolina 15-0 in the same ballpark last season. Now riding a nine game winning streak, UNC (27-6, 12-3 ACC) has scored a combined 68 runs in its past four games–which is the most...

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UNC Baseball Clobbers Boston College in Three-Game Weekend Sweep

After taking a tour of historic Fenway Park on Friday–a trip that came about thanks to that day’s game being postponed–the No. 5 UNC baseball team appeared to have absorbed some of the Red Sox’ talents, Space Jam style. The Tar Heel offense exploded for 48 combined runs during a three-game sweep over ACC bottom-feeder Boston College (9-20, 1-14 ACC)–the most they’ve ever scored in a three-game conference series. Zack Gahagan’s grand slam highlighted a 17-7 win in Saturday’s series opener–a game in which UNC hit four home runs as a team, including long balls from Logan Warmoth, Kyle...

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UNC Rides Bukauskas to 3-1 Series Opening Win Over No. 12 Florida State

If there’s any type of crack in JB Bukauskas’ armor, he has yet to show it thus far in 2017. The Tar Heel righty–a first round MLB Draft prospect–improved his individual record to 5-0 on Friday, as he pitched No. 8 UNC to a 3-1 victory over No. 12 Florida State in Tallahassee. Bukauskas struck out 10 hitters over seven strong innings against the Seminoles, while allowing just one run on three hits. He increased his ACC lead in strikeouts, while his ERA actually went up from 0.90 to 1.00–showing the type of dominance the junior has displayed. Although...

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Tar Heels Use Four-Run Seventh Inning to Defeat Defending National Champion Coastal Carolina

Locked in a tight mid-week showdown against the defending national champion Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (15-10), the eighth-ranked UNC baseball team put together four runs in the seventh inning Tuesday night–which broke a 2-2 tie and ultimately led the Tar Heels to a 7-6 victory. All four runs came with the bases loaded, with junior centerfielder Brian Miller kicking things off with an RBI single against reliever Austin Kitchen. Freshman Brandon Martorano then plated a run by drawing a walk two batters later in a pinch-hit appearance. The next man up was third baseman Kyle Datres, who led the Tar...

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