Tyler Ramirez

MLB Draft Closes with Six Tar Heels Chosen

The three-day, 40-round marathon that is the MLB Draft finally came to an end Saturday evening–with three more Tar Heels finding out their next destinations. Junior relievers Zach Rice and Spencer Trayner–as well as sophomore infielder Ryder Ryan–joined teammates Zac Gallen, Tyler Ramirez and AJ Bogucki in receiving the opportunity to enter the professional ranks. A 6-foot-2 lefty with a deceptive delivery, Rice was selected in the 18th round (529th overall) by the Atlanta Braves. The Suffolk, Virginia native made 64 career appearances in relief–including 34 in his freshman season–but saw his playing time decrease each year as he...

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Wilson, Trio of Tar Heels Selected on MLB Draft’s Second Day

After years of tireless work and practice, lifelong dreams became reality for four local baseball stars Friday during the second day of the MLB Draft. The first to hear his name called was UNC junior right-handed pitcher Zac Gallen–the Tar Heels unquestioned ace since becoming the Friday starter at the beginning of 2015. He’ll be joining the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization after the team chose him with the final pick of the third round (106th overall). Despite a fastball that typically tops out around 91 mph, Gallen used his pinpoint accuracy to help post a 2.73 ERA with 169...

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Three Diamond Heels Make All-ACC Teams, Warmoth Player of the Week

As they await their NCAA Tournament fate after missing out on this week’s ACC Tournament, the UNC baseball team received some good news on Monday. Three Tar Heels were selected to All-ACC teams, while sophomore shortstop Logan Warmoth was named the conference’s Player of the Week after going 9-for-20 with a home run and eight RBIs in UNC’s last four games. JB Bukauskas, a sophomore starting pitcher, and Tyler Ramirez, a junior center fielder, were each named to the All-ACC second team. UNC’s Friday night ace–junior Zac Gallen–rounded out the team’s all-conference selections with a spot on the All-ACC...

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UNC Baseball Lights Up NC State 16-4, Moves Toward Postseason Berth

With their season hanging in the balance, the UNC baseball team played lights out Friday night at Doak Field in Raleigh. Literally. A stadium power outage in the middle of the sixth inning delayed the game for 17 minutes–with the Tar Heels ahead 8-2–before their 16-4 blowout of the No. 13 NC State Wolfpack was finally completed. The first four hitters in UNC’s lineup–Brian Miller, Logan Warmoth, Tyler Ramirez and Zack Gahagan–each had at least two RBIs, providing all the power the Tar Heels (34-20, 13-16 ACC) would need. Warmoth in particular, though, was the standout performer–going 2-for-4 with a...

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NC State Pushes UNC Baseball to the Brink

The UNC baseball team traveled to Raleigh on Thursday knowing it likely has to win at least two of its three games against No. 13 NC State to qualify for the ACC Tournament. Round one, however, went to the team in red. NC State put together back-to-back three-run innings in the sixth and seventh–then held off a furious Tar Heel rally in the ninth–to pull out a 6-4 victory at Doak Field. The loss sends UNC to a record of 33-20 (12-16 ACC), while putting a damper on a career night for sophomore shortstop Logan Warmoth. Warmoth went 4-for-5...

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UNC Baseball Shuts Out Notre Dame, Earns Crucial Victory

Entering Friday night’s game against Notre Dame, the UNC baseball team needed a win in the worst way. Instead of panicking, though, the Tar Heels simply rode the back of their calmest player–junior right-hander Zac Gallen–to a 3-0 shutout win over the Fighting Irish. UNC improves to 32-18 (11-14 ACC) with the win, while Notre Dame drops to 26-23 (10-13 ACC). In what was likely his final start at Boshamer Stadium, Gallen–who is projected to be taken in the first four rounds of June’s MLB Draft–threw eight scoreless innings of two-hit ball on 115 pitches, as he also struck...

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UNC-Wilmington Powers Past Diamond Heels

The UNC baseball team took a trip to the beach Wednesday night, but was washed away by one of the nation’s most powerful lineups. Tar Heel pitchers surrendered three home runs–including two to designated hitter Gavin Stupienski–which proved to be the difference in a 6-2 road loss to the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks. Freshman right-hander Rodney Hutchison got off to a shaky start on the mound for UNC, which set the tone of the game right from the get-go. The 6-foot-6 Ohio native allowed back-to-back jacks to Stupienski and catcher Nick Feight as part of a four-run first inning by UNC-Wilmington....

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No. 9 Louisville Blanks Diamond Heels to Open Series

The ACC meat grinder continued to take its toll on the UNC baseball team Friday night at Boshamer Stadium. For the fifth straight conference outing, the Diamond Heels again fell short–losing 6-0 to the No. 9 Louisville Cardinals, who benefited from an incredible performance by sophomore Brendan McKay. McKay, the starting pitcher, tossed seven scoreless innings and gave up just three hits for the Cardinals (37-9, 15-7 ACC) while also leaving his mark offensively. He went 2-for-3 hitting in the clean up spot, including a big RBI double in the eighth inning that kick-started a late explosion for his team....

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UNC Baseball Continues to Slide, Drops Series to Wake Forest

The late season free-fall continued on Saturday for the No. 17 UNC baseball team. For the second straight outing the Tar Heels lost in Winston Salem to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons–this one by a score of 5-4–putting the team two games below .500 in ACC play. Now sitting at 26-14 this season (9-11 ACC) after an 18-2 start, the Tar Heels find themselves in real danger of missing out on postseason play. Freshman catcher Logan Harvey put the Demon Deacons (25-17, 9-11 ACC) out in front with a two-run double off UNC starter JB Bukauskas in the bottom...

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Coastal Carolina Tops UNC Baseball in Top-25 Showdown

April can’t end soon enough for the UNC baseball team. The No. 17 Tar Heels are now just 5-8 in the month–which has been filled with games against high-level competition–after a 6-3 loss to the No. 21 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Sophomore lefty Hunter Williams started on the mound for UNC (25-12), but was rocked for four runs in the first inning by the sweet-swinging Chanticleers (28-10)–who won their 15th game in 16 tries. Six days after Williams, who entered Tuesday with a 0.99 ERA, tossed six shutout innings against South Carolina he surrendered all...

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