Mike Fox

Dalatri Pitches UNC to Win Over Michigan, Tar Heels Still Standing in NCAA Baseball Tournament

Following a shocking upset loss to Davidson on Friday, the second-ranked UNC baseball team entered Saturday’s showdown with Michigan one loss away from having a fantastic season washed down the drain. Fortunately, for the Tar Heels–they have Gianluca Dalatri and the Wolverines didn’t. The freshman right-hander allowed just a single run over seven innings, as UNC cruised past Michigan for an 8-1 victory at Boshamer Stadium. Dalatri’s only mishap came in the top of the second inning when the Wolverines (42-17) took a 1-0 lead on a solo home run from Drew Lugbauer. From there, the New Jersey native...

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Davidson Stuns No. 2 UNC Baseball in NCAA Tournament Opener

In perhaps the most shocking upset of the NCAA Baseball Tournament so far, the Davidson Wildcats knocked off the No. 2 overall seed UNC Tar Heels by a score of 8-4 on Friday–inside the friendly confines of Boshamer Stadium. Given the fourth seed in the Chapel Hill Regional–not to mention making the first tournament appearance in school history–the Wildcats (33-24) weren’t expected to make very much noise in the event. That changed rather quickly, however, when Davidson opened up an 8-0 lead over UNC (47-13) and its First Team All-American starting pitcher JB Bukauskas. Bukauskas suffered his first loss...

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Florida State Upsets No. 2 UNC to Claim ACC Baseball Championship

Ranked second in the country–with a squad hell bent on righting some of the wrongs of the past two seasons–the UNC baseball team ran roughshod through the regular season and all three of its tournament opponents on the way to Sunday’s ACC Championship Game in Louisville. The Florida State Seminoles, on the other hand, failed to live up to high expectations for most of the year as they fell all the way from one of the nation’s top five teams to an eighth place finish in the league. With the teams matched up on Sunday, however, it was the...

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Tar Heels Blow Out Miami, Advance to ACC Baseball Championship Game

Three games into its ACC Tournament run at Louisville Slugger Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky, the second-ranked UNC baseball team has clearly taken the ballpark’s name to heart. After blowing out the No. 6 seed Miami Hurricanes 12-4 on Saturday night in the ACC Semifinals, the Tar Heels have now outscored their three opponents 34-8 on the way to a spot in Sunday’s Championship Game. Junior shortstop Logan Warmoth went 3-for-5 with three RBIs for UNC (47-11), while ACC Freshman of the Year Ashton McGee added two hits, a home run and three RBIs of his own against the Hurricanes...

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Tar Heels Lay the Smackdown on NC State, Move On to ACC Baseball Semifinals

As soon as UNC junior centerfielder Brian Miller led off the home half of the first inning against NC State on Friday with his seventh home run of the season–it was clear what kind of night was getting ready to unfold. The No. 2 Tar Heels put the Wolfpack in front of the firing squad in their ACC Tournament matchup at Louisville Slugger Stadium, ultimately scoring 10 runs in the first inning on the way to a 12-4 blowout win. In total, UNC sent 14 batters to the plate–and put together nine hits–in the deciding frame against NC State...

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UNC Baseball Opens Its ACC Tournament Run With Mercy Rule Victory Over Boston College

Fans in attendance Thursday at Louisville Slugger Stadium for the ACC Baseball Tournament were treated to a rare sighting in the opening game of the afternoon. For the first time in four meetings this season, Boston College held No. 2 UNC below 15 runs. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the Tar Heels triggered the event’s mercy rule on the way to a commanding 10-0 victory in just seven innings. For UNC (45-11), the win means Friday’s game against NC State–which also defeated Boston College in its tournament opener–is for a spot in the championship semifinals over the weekend. Junior shortstop...

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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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