UNC #1...yet again.
wmarti Jan 14, 4:48 p.m.
I think you meant to quote a Chapel Hill legend, James Taylor by way of Carol King:
"Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall....baby all you have to do is call"...And UNC will be there, Yeah yeah yeah....competing for Championships.
chapelthrillv2 Jan 14, 4:48 p.m.
BeastOnTheHill Jan 14, 4:41 p.m.
North Carolina State
No recruiting class made more of a splash this year than N.C. State's, as first-team All-America lefthander Carlos Rodon, blazing third baseman Trea Turner, center fielder Jake Fincher and switch-hitting catcher/outfielder Brett Austin all became impact regulars. The 'Pack lost just two drafted players off this year's super regional teamâï¿½ï&iques
t;½leading home run hitter Ryan Mathews and shortstop Chris Diaz, though it will also miss graduating captain Andrew Ciencin. Outfielder Brett Williams, who hit .286/.368/.445 with six homers in 2011, should return as a fifth-year senior after missing 2012 with a knee injury. Turner should slide seamlessly to short, while Austin should tap into more of his significant raw power and become a centerpiece of the lineup. Leading hitter Danny Canela also returns to keep Austin from having to shoulder the catching burden on his own. Outfielder Tarran Senay, second baseman Matt Bergquist and righties Ethan Ogburn, Chris Overman and Ryan Wilkins join Canela in what should be a strong senior class. Rodon returns as the cornerstone of the pitching staff, and the power-armed duo of Logan Jernigan and Anthony Tzamtzis also figures to improve. The recruiting class is heavy on pitching, giving the Wolfpack plenty of choices for the rotation and depth in the bullpen. In short, N.C. State will be loaded, and should have every piece in place to reach Omaha for the first time since 1968.
Coach Doherty Jan 14, 4:40 p.m.
Another stupid blind comment! You are batting .1000. You understand that dingbat.
BeastOnTheHill Jan 14, 4:39 p.m.
not important, it's where they will be in March and April.
Same for baseball!
Where is dook baseball ranked? or should I ask when will dook baseball be ranked?
chapelthrillv2 Jan 14, 4:36 p.m.
Basketball, baseball, same difference, right?
Never an offseason at the flagship! Fall, winter, and spring the Heels are competing for (and winning) championships.
randythorntonv3 Jan 14, 4:32 p.m.
Where was your basketball team ranked in the preseason?
BeastOnTheHill Jan 14, 4:28 p.m.
daggumit, I thougt you were talking about our baseball team. Go Tar Heels!
Like Arkansas, the Tar Heels will be led by a pair of the nation's top rising juniors: third baseman Colin Moran and ace lefty Kent Emanuel. Benton Moss was stellar as a freshman and could be even better as a sophomore, and Hobbs Johnson (7-1, 1.56) also returns to one of the nation's top pitching staffs. UNC will have more arms than it knows what to do withâï¿½ï&iques
t;½it was already loaded with power-armed underclassmen such as Chris McCue, Luis Paula and Mason McCullough. Incoming freshmen Taylore Cherry and Kayden Porter give the Tar Heels even more power arms (though both are raw), and Porter should bring important righthanded power, having set Utah's career home runs record. Talented freshman Korey Dunbar will compete with junior Matt Roberts to fill UNC's hole behind the plate, and newcomer Skye Bolt adds athleticism and upside to UNC's collection of grinder outfielders (Chaz Frank, Brian Holberton, Parks Jordan, Tom Zengel). Michael Russell, Mike Zolk and Cody Stubbs will team with Moran in a strong infield. With no apparent holes, the Tar Heels should be among the top contenders for the preseason No. 1 ranking.
I don't think a pun intended. LOL!
Metta World Biff Jan 14, 4:04 p.m.
Yes. It's called Northwood High School. Tobais Palmer is amongst its alumni.
kmor2013 Jan 14, 2:59 p.m.
hahahahaha too funny
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