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Tuesday May 30th


North Carolina starter Patrick Johnson pitched five innings Tuesday against the Tigers" allowing no hits while striking out six and walking four.

Baseball: UNC steamrolls Princeton

It started just the way coach Mike Fox likes it to — with pitching and defense. Shortstop Ryan Graepel was all over the field including one sliding grab and throw to first. Patrick Johnson dealt five innings of no-hit baseball and the North Carolina bullpen was smothering Princeton's offense.

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Baseball: UNC bats lead 12-3 win

9 P.M. WEDNESDAY -- Pitcher Bryant Gaines set the tone for a defensive game right from the start Wednesday by striking out the side in the first inning at Boshamer Stadium. That inning was important for the sophomore and his team and the Tar Heels never trailed in a 12-3 win that sealed the series sweep against the Mountaineers.

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Catcher Mark Fleury hit a grand slam in the sixth inning Wednesday. He leads UNC with three home runs and has four doubles this year.

Heels blow out Bulldogs

When you hit just behind the heart of the order for the nation's No. 1 baseball team you're bound to bat with some runners on base. Mark Fleury has made the most of those opportunities this year and Wednesday was another big game for UNC's budding RBI machine.

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UNC right fielder Ben Bunting matched career highs in hits and RBI in the Tar Heels? final matchup with Seton Hall on Saturday" a 10-3 win.

Baseball: Tar Heels sweep rainy series

Coach Mike Fox has repeated multiple times that his No. 3 North Carolina baseball team needs to find ways to manufacture runs. This weekend against Seton Hall the Tar Heels (7-1) went to work and hit their way to a three-game sweep of the Pirates (2-4) in a rain-soaked series at Boshamer Stadium.

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UNC first baseman Dustin Ackley had a career-best five hits in Sunday?s game and ended with four runs nine hits and two RBIs on the weekend.

Baseball: UNC bats lead three-game sweep of VMI

Dustin Ackley obviously likes the new Boshamer Stadium. The junior first baseman racked up a career-best five hits Sunday as No. 2 North Carolina (3-0) completed its season-opening sweep of VMI(0-3)" 11-3. ""It feels pretty good" Ackley said. I've had a couple occasions where I had a chance to get it and I never got it but it feels good to get it.

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Baseball: Rookies help UNC baseball team sweep Boshamer Stadium inaugural series

With his team down by two runs and the bases loaded Jacob Stallings stepped to the plate for the first time in a North Carolina uniform. And at first he looked every bit a rookie.  Strike one whizzed by. Then strike two. It was all Stallings could do just to foul off the third pitch. But then Stallings showed some poise at the plate and drove a sacrifice fly into left field to score a UNC run Sunday in the Tar Heels' final game against VMI.

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Baseball: UNC opens in new Bosh today

The smell of fresh paint still lingers throughout Boshamer Stadium. Everything about the stadium screams brand spankin' new — from the 4100 green chairs to the freshly laid turf.

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Sports briefs for January 26

CHARLOTTESVILLE Va. — No. 13 Virginia edged No. 14 North Carolina 156-144 in collegiate dual meet men's swimming Saturday afternoon. Each team won seven of 14 individual events but the defending ACC champion Cavaliers prevailed by winning both relays and outscoring the Tar Heels by 14 points in those two events.

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Adam Warren" UNC?s Saturday starter in 2008 pitched in the Fall World Series and gave up six hits in three innings Wednesday.

Tar Heels try new starters in FWS

CARY — Basketball season is starting up and football season is in full swing but the most successful Tar Heel squad for the past three years also took the field this week. The North Carolina baseball team wrapped up the Fall World Series on Wednesday its preseason intrasquad scrimmage. And while the stakes were somewhat lower — the losing team has to buy pizza for the Christmas party — the competition was still heated with the series coming down to a final 10-inning game Wednesday.

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