2/13/2020 10:27pm

UNC first baseman Aaron Sabato poses for a portrait in Boshamer Stadium on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.

'Doubt into fuel': UNC's Aaron Sabato used those who questioned him as motivation

When he was in high school, North Carolina first baseman Aaron Sabato didn't make his Area Code team, an East Coast Pro team and was only invited to a couple of Perfect Game showcases. As he prepares for his sophomore season with the Tar Heels, Sabato is using all of the concerns raised about his game as motivation for him to build on a collegiate career that already features a Co-National Freshman of the Year award and first-team Freshman All-America honors.

2/12/2020 8:13pm

UNC baseball first-year and first basemen, Aaron Sabato (19), runs to first base after hitting the ball during the final game in the regional championships versus Tennessee on Sunday June 2, 2019. UNC won 5-2. 

Preview: UNC baseball will look to rely on young talent in 2020 season

Last season, the men's baseball team hosted an NCAA Super Regional, however, they will rely on an abundance of young talent in 2020. Entering the season ranked No. 18 by Baseball America, a young lineup could cause the team to struggle early in the season, but they will need to work fast to reach the big stage.