6/5/2017 7:14am

Ashton McGee swings at bat during the game against Davidson.

UNC baseball sees season end with 2-1 loss to Davidson

UNC baseball came within inches of at least keeping its season alive for one more inning. Instead, the Tar Heels, the No. 2 national seed making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2014, are done for the season after losing to Davidson 2-1 Sunday night at Boshamer Stadium.

6/3/2017 6:36pm

Center fielder Brian Miller celebrates during North Carolina's 8-1 win over Michigan in Chapel Hill Regional play on June 3.

North Carolina baseball team extends its season with 8-1 win over Michigan

The North Carolina baseball team took the field Saturday for the 61st time this season. The warm summer sun and home crowd at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill provided a relaxed setting for a college baseball game. But this game wasn’t like the first 60, and whatever comfort the setting provided for the team was overshadowed by the stakes. With one loss already in the double elimination bracket of the NCAA Regional, one more loss would force UNC to witness the end of its season.

6/3/2017 11:00am

North Carolina's Michael Busch is grounded out in the third inning of UNC's regional game against Davidson. The Tar Heels lost, 8-4.

North Carolina upset by Davidson in opening regional game

This wasn’t how North Carolina baseball’s return to the NCAA Tournament was expected to start. After disappointing campaigns in 2015 and 2016 that resulted in the Tar Heels missing the postseason, this year’s group returned to form, resembling the teams of Tar Heel past that went on to achieve great things.