Carolina’s cooking in baseball with Jones Angell and Adam Lucas

Posted by Andy Durham on April 19, 2009 at 9:27 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

The Heels did it again on Saturday with a comeback win in the bottom of the 10th inning and I was able to hear most of the game, at least up until the 8th, when the radio signal died out and this is one of the best ways to enjoy the spring; by listening to baseball on the radio.

Jones Angell and Adam Lucas had the call on 850 the Buzz out of Raleigh and you could hear the crowd in the background begin to roar as the Tar Heels began to make their comeback after being down 3-0 early in the game.

There’s is something about baseball and I guess the fact that Tar Heel football and basketball teams have so much exposure that it makes listening to the baseball games almost an untapped experience. The audience can’t be very large and it is fun to be a part of this unique following.

Following kids like Dustin Ackley out of North Forsyth, Levi Michael from North Davidson and Ben Bunting from near-by Randleman. I’m sure that are others that I am leaving out, but it makes it interesting to be able to keep up with how these local kids are doing.

Tony Sutphin has done a super job of keeping us informed about the local kids this season on both the high school and college levels, but there still is something neat about being to be able to hear the games on the radio while you are riding around in your car.

You can hear the games on AM1360 WCHL and on AM850 WRBZ(the Buzz), and Jones and Adam do a solid job of painting the picture of top-ranked baseball in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Here’s the report on Saturday’s game from www.theacc.com:

Fleury, No. 4 Carolina Grab Walk-Off Win Over No. 7 Miami

Mark Fleury tripled and scored the game-tying run in the eighth and delivered a walk-off game-winning single in the 10th to lift No. 4 North Carolina to a 5-4 win over No. 7 Miami Saturday on dedication day of the newly-renovated Boshamer Stadium. With the victory, the Tar Heels (30-10, 12-7 ACC) clinched their fourth straight series win over the Hurricanes (26-12, 11-9 ACC) and took their third series from a top-10 opponent this season.

With the score knotted at four, Kyle Seager smacked Carolina’s season-best third triple of the day into the right field corner to lead off the 10th against Miami ace reliever Kyle Bellamy (3-1). The Hurricanes brought the infield in, but it would not matter as Fleury ripped a 2-1 pitch to right center to send the Tar Heels to their fifth walk-off win this season.

Fleury went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, and Garrett Gore and Seager also tripled and scored to lead the offense. Levi Michael added a key two-run single in the fourth to tie the game at three, and Brett Thomas doubled, walked twice and drove in a run on a sacrifice fly.


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