Mike Fox

Diamond Heels Hold Off Duke in Season Finale, Clinch 10th Straight ACC Series Win

The third-ranked UNC baseball team used an early offensive outburst on Saturday to ensure it would end its regular season in the only way that would make sense for this year’s fantastic Tar Heel team–with a win. Scoring at least once in each of the first five innings at Boshamer Stadium, UNC opened up a 7-1 lead over the rival Duke Blue Devils before holding on down the stretch for a 9-7 victory. Junior centerfielder Brian Miller went 4-for-5 with an RBI at the plate for the Tar Heels, while Brandon Riley and Ashton McGee led the way with...

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Lynn’s Walk-Off Single Propels UNC Baseball Past Duke, Tar Heels Even Series

Fans at Boshamer Stadium were treated to some extra baseball on Friday night, as the third-ranked Tar Heels needed 10 innings to get the job done against the rival Duke Blue Devils. A walk-off single from senior outfielder Tyler Lynn gave UNC a 3-2 victory in the extra frame, which helped head coach Mike Fox and company avoid their first ACC series loss of the season. The win also helped the Tar Heels (43-11, 22-7 ACC) match a school record for most conference victories in a single season. Lynn’s bases-loaded infield single was his second walk-off hit this season...

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UNC Baseball Topples UNC-Wilmington

The third-ranked UNC baseball team took care of business in its final regular season mid-week game on Tuesday, cruising to a 7-2 victory at Boshamer Stadium over the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks. Freshman starting pitcher Tyler Baum took a no-hitter into the sixth inning for the Tar Heels (42-10), who opened scoring with Brandon Riley’s solo home run in the bottom of the second and never looked back. UNC had five players record multiple hits in the game, led by senior outfielder Tyler Lynn’s three hits and two RBIs. Riley added a hit to his opening home run, while Brian Miller,...

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UNC Baseball Wins Series vs. Virginia Tech, Clinches ACC Coastal Division Crown

Having spent the last two seasons missing out on the NCAA Tournament–not to mention last year’s failure to qualify for the ACC Tournament–the third-ranked UNC baseball team has spent all of 2017 announcing to the world that the program is back on track. After taking two out of three games against Virginia Tech this past weekend in Blacksburg–including a 20-0 blowout on Sunday–the Tar Heels officially clinched the ACC Coastal Division title. Although star pitchers JB Bukauskas and Gianluca Dalatri each put forth uncharacteristic outings on the mound, the Tar Heel offense did more than enough to help the...

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UNC Stages Another Frantic Rally, Picks Up 10th-Inning Walk-Off Win Over Davidson

The third-ranked UNC baseball team continued its recent run of come-from-behind victories on Tuesday, as freshman Ashton McGee hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Tar Heels a 7-6 win at Boshamer Stadium over the upset-minded Davidson Wildcats. McGee’s heroics capped a frantic rally that saw UNC (38-9) erase a 6-3 deficit in the bottom of the ninth for its third straight walk-off win, and seventh consecutive victory overall. Davidson (24-22) used four home runs–including two by Will Robertson–to account for all of its scoring in the game. The Tar Heels entered...

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UNC Stays at No. 3 in D1Baseball Top 25

After taking the weekend off from an ACC series thanks to final exams, the UNC baseball team held its spot at No. 3 in the most recent D1Baseball.com Top 25. The Tar Heels (37-9) played just one game this past week, a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over the Richmond Spiders. Head coach Mike Fox and company are ranked behind No. 1 Oregon State and No. 2 Louisville once again–with Texas Tech and Florida rounding out the top five. Other ACC teams ranked include: No. 8 Clemson, No. 13 Virginia and No. 21 Wake Forest. Only the SEC–which has six schools...

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Crucial Error Lets UNC Baseball Walk-Off as Winners vs. Richmond

For the second time in three days, the third-ranked UNC baseball team picked up a walk-off victory. This time, though, it got a little bit of help. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium, Richmond right fielder Caleb Ward misplayed a ball hit by Tar Heel sophomore Kyle Datres–which allowed Brian Miller to cross home plate and give UNC a 5-4 win. The error helped the Tar Heels (37-9) complete yet another late-inning rally, as the Spiders (14-28) crawled out of an early 3-0 deficit and built a 4-3 lead...

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Mike Fox Named a Coach for USA Baseball U-17 Team

USA Baseball announced on Tuesday its coaching staff and evaluators for the 2017 17U National Team Development Program. Eric Kibler–the 2010 USA Baseball Coach of the Year–has been tabbed to lead the staff as the field coordinator for the second straight year and fourth year overall. Joining Kibler’s staff are longtime UNC head coach Mike Fox and former Clemson head coach Jack Leggett–who will serve as managers for the Stars and Stripes teams, respectively. Fox has won over 800 games during his 19 seasons in Chapel Hill, including six trips to the College World Series. Over the course of the...

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Tyler Lynn’s 10th-Inning Walk-Off Single Propels UNC Baseball to Sweep of No. 3 Clemson

Three straight games. Three straight thrillers. Senior outfielder Tyler Lynn legged out an RBI infield single in the bottom of the 10th inning on Sunday, which scored Ashton McGee and helped the fourth-ranked UNC baseball team walk off as winners against the No. 3 Clemson Tigers by a score of 3-2. The victory completes a big-time weekend sweep for the Tar Heels (36-9, 18-6 ACC), who used late rallies to slip past the Tigers in each of the three games. Clemson catcher Chris Williams hit a two-run homer off Jason Morgan in the top half of the first inning,...

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Diamond Heels Rally Past No. 3 Clemson For Second Straight Day, Clinch Crucial Series Victory

Same story. Different day. In front of the home crowd at Boshamer Stadium, the fourth-ranked UNC baseball team used a late rally to defeat the No. 3 Clemson Tigers in a crucial top-five showdown between two of the ACC’s best. After scoring five runs in the seventh inning to win on Friday, the Tar Heels (35-9, 17-6 ACC) used a four-run eighth inning on Saturday to slip past the Tigers (34-10, 16-7 ACC) for a 5-4 victory. Clemson held a 3-1 lead after the second inning, but UNC freshman starter Gianluca Dalatri settled down and kept the Tigers off...

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