Colin Moran

Houston Astros Reportedly Trade Former UNC Star Colin Moran to Pittsburgh Pirates

Former UNC third baseman Colin Moran was traded from the Houston Astros to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday evening, as part of a four-player package for starting pitcher Gerrit Cole–which could turn into more by the time the deal is officially finalized. Tim Brown–a baseball writer at Yahoo! Sports–was the first to report the news, with The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal later reporting that the Astros sent right-handed pitcher Michael Feliz to Pittsburgh alongside Moran and reliever Joe Musgrove. Outfielder Jason Martin is also a part of the package. Moran, however, is the centerpiece of the trade from Houston’s side–as...

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Report: Colin Moran Receives Big League Call Up

Former UNC third baseman Colin Moran is reportedly making the jump from AAA to Major League Baseball on Tuesday night to join the Houston Astros. Longtime MLB journalist, and Tar Heel in his own right, Peter Gammons first reported the news on Tuesday morning. Colin Moran joins Astros tonight — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) May 17, 2016 Moran played for UNC form 2011 – 2013. He was selected with the number six overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins and the traded to the Astros’ organization the next year. Moran was named the ACC Freshman of...

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Three Diamond Heels Earn All-America Honors

CHAPEL HILL – Three Tar Heels earned Louisville Slugger All-America honors for their performance during the 2013 season. Junior starting pitcher Kent Emanuel earned a spot on the first team after going 10-3 with a 2.11 ERA in 15 appearances and 14 starts. Emanuel currently leads the ACC with 10 wins and has averaged nearly eight innings per start en route to a league-high 110.2 innings in 2013. Junior third baseman Colin Moran was named Second Team All-America after leading the country in RBIs during the regular season. Moran finished the regular season with a .357 average to go along with his NCAA-leading...

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UNC Baseball Coach Fox: “This Has Been A Special Group”

CHAPEL HILL – The Tar Heel baseball team is back on the practice field this week getting ready for the NCAA tournament, which gets underway Friday. For the first time ever, Carolina scored the overall No. 1 seed in the tournament—another milestone in what has already been an historic season. The 2013 Tar Heels won the ACC regular season title and followed that up last weekend with a dramatic victory in the conference tourney—their first ACC tournament championship since 2007 and only their second in 23 years. In the process, the Heels smashed their old record for most wins in a single season—and junior third baseman Colin Moran broke the team’s single-season RBI record as well, on his way to the ACC’s Player of the Year award. Kent Emanuel won ACC Pitcher of the Year honors as well. With all that success, UNC is a heavy favorite to advance to the College World Series in Omaha for the sixth time in eight years—and perhaps even take home what would be their first-ever national championship. Regardless of what happens in the coming weeks, though, head coach Mike Fox says the 2013 Tar Heels are already a memorable team. “This has been a special group,” he said Monday at Boshamer Stadium. “Right from the fall, this team had an unbelievable work ethic and three really good seniors that were great leaders...

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Tar Heels Rout Miami, 10-0, In ACC Tourney

DURHAM – The top-seeded UNC baseball team rolled over Miami, 10-0, in its opening game of the ACC tournament Thursday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Starting pitcher Kent Emanuel went the distance for the Heels, taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning and allowing only four hits in eight innings. The game ended in the bottom of the eighth, as the mercy rule kicked in after Cody Stubbs drove in Colin Moran with a double to give Carolina a 10-run lead. The Tar Heels jumped out to an early lead with three runs in the bottom of the first. Colin Moran got the scoring started with an RBI single, breaking UNC’s single-season RBI record in the process; Brian Holberton drove in two more later in the inning to give Carolina a 3-0 lead. UNC rolled from there: Cody Stubbs drove in two more with a third-inning single to give the Heels a 5-0 lead before the Hurricanes even got their first hit–then Parks Jordan drove in another pair on a sixth-inning single to make it 7-0. Carolina added two more in the seventh on a throwing error and an RBI double from Holberton, then Stubbs’ eighth-inning RBI triggered the mercy rule. Holberton and Stubbs led the Heels with three RBIs each. ACC tournament action continues all weekend for Carolina: on Friday the Tar Heels take on Clemson at...

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GA Tech Baseball Slips Past Tar Heels 5-4

ATLANTA, GA-The number one Tar Heel baseball team fell to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 5-4, on a walk off homer in the first of a three game series on Friday night in Atlanta. Both teams went scoreless in the first inning and just when it looked like UNC wasn’t going to fare any better in the second, Parks Jordan unleashed his first career home run to put the Tar Heels on top of the Yellow Jackets. Senior first baseman Cody Stubbs helped tack on another one for the Heels in the top of the third with an RBI...

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