College Baseball Daily kicks off our countdown to the start of the 2014 College Baseball season by checking in on the top 100 players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today at number 83 with UNC RHP Trent Thornton. In his first season with the Tar Heels Thornton quickly proved himself as a top notch starter with three above average pitches and a command of the zone that is usually only seen from veteran players. Thornton saw action in several roles for the Tar Heels as he set the UNC freshman record for wins (12) and tied the freshman record for saves (8) in his 91.2 innings of work. Thornton posted a 1.37 ERA, the seventh-lowest mark in the country. Thornton also earned freshman All-American honors as well as a spot on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. Continue reading 2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 83. Trent Thornton (UNC)
CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina baseball team will host 37 games at Boshamer Stadium and play 20 games against teams that reached last season’s NCAA Championship as part of its 2014 schedule, head coach Mike Fox announced Monday. Atlantic Coast Conference matchups with Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Florida State and league newcomer Pittsburgh highlight the home slate, which kicks off with a three-game set against College of Charleston Feb. 14-16. Continue reading Diamond Heels Announce 2014 Schedule
The Matt Harvey news that he has a partially torn UCL and could be having Tommy John Surgery soon came out today. There was a very active twitter discussion on whether his torn UCL could be traced back to his collegiate days at North Carolina. These are just the facts of the amount of innings and some of the insane pitch count totals that Harvey had during his career with the Tar Heels. Continue reading Has UNC been abusing pitchers’ arms?
The Owls of Florida Atlantic had a productive season in 2013.
Their record on the year stood at 42-22, including wins against programs such as Miami, South Alabama, and North Carolina.
After a heartbreaking end to the season that saw them finish in four top 25 polls, the Owls look to improve in a more competitive conference. Continue reading Florida Atlantic Looking To Improve In Conference USA
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Omaha, Neb. – Pat Valaika, Pat Gallagher, Cody Regis and Kevin Williams provided the winning offensive combination for the Bruins on Friday night in a 4-1 victory for UCLA over the University of North Carolina at TD Ameritrade Park.
With the win, UCLA improves to 47-17 on the season and a perfect 3-0 in the College World Series while UNC falls to a final 59-12. UCLA will now face an also undefeated Mississippi State in a final best-of-three series beginning on June 24 at 7 p.m. CT. Continue reading 2013 CWS: UCLA 4 UNC 1
OMAHA, Neb. – Hobbs Johnson and Chris McCue dealt the third shutout of the week, and three Tar Heels powered the North Carolina offense to eliminate NC State 7-0 from the 2013 Men’s College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
The Wolfpack end their season at 50-16. North Carolina (59-11) survives to play UCLA on Friday at 7 p.m. The Heels will need to beat the Bruins twice to advance to the Championship Finals. Continue reading 2013 CWS: UNC 7 NC State 0
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OMAHA, Neb. – North Carolina shut down LSU’s offense to beat the Tigers 4-2 in an elimination game at the 2013 Men’s College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
No. 4 LSU ends its season at 57-11. No. 1 North Carolina (58-11) survives to play the loser of NC State/UCLA on Thursday at 7 p.m. CT. Continue reading 2013 CWS: UNC 4 LSU 2
North Carolina State defeated in state rival North Carolina 8-1 in each team’s opening game of the 2013 College World Series. (Full Recap here) Here are some of the best pictures from the games. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: 2013 CWS- NC State defeats North Carolina 8-1 in Pictures
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OMAHA, Neb. – North Carolina State got out to an early lead Sunday and rode a terrific performance by pitcher Carlos Rodon to defeat No. 1 North Carolina in the opening game of bracket two at the 2013 Men’s College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.
NC State (50-14) will play the winner of UCLA/LSU on Tuesday at 7 p.m. CT. The Tar Heels (57-11) will face elimination against the UCLA/LSU loser on Tuesday at 2 p.m. CT. Continue reading 2013 CWS: NC State 8 UNC 1
North Carolina is the No.1 seeded team in the tournament and has shown the guts in the NCAA Tourney to pull out a victory. game after game why they are the best. The Tar Heels knocked off the Gamecocks with a 5-4 win to advance to the schools tenth appearance in the CWS. With this being their tenth visit to Omaha, the school is still in search of its first title and the ACC’s first since 1955 when Wake Forest brought home the title. Ace pitcher Kent Emanuel has an ERA of 2.93 with 89 strikeouts and was drafted in the third round 74th overall by the Astros, all of these making him a key player to watch throughout the College World Series. Other key notables include Cody Stubbs averaging a team high .366 with eight homeruns and 76 RBIs, and Skye Bolt averaging .330 with 50 RBIs and six homeruns. Last Colin Moran will be the biggest factor of the hitters with his.343 batting average, team high 88 RBIs, and also team high 13 homeruns. Moran was drafted in the first round 6th overall by the Miami Marlins. UNC is set to take on rival N.C State in game one on the first day of the CWS with the winner advancing to play the winner of game two (UCLA vs. LSU). Continue reading College World Series Preview- Bracket Two