Jared McMasters


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.