Baseball http://wunc.org en [VIDEO] Behind-The-Scenes, One Summer With Durham Bulls http://wunc.org/post/video-behind-scenes-one-summer-durham-bulls <p>Last year more than a dozen creative types - writers, photographers and filmmakers descended on the Durham Bulls Athletic Park for an unprecedented in-depth look at minor league baseball. Someone was at the stadium for every inning -- of every game -- all summer long. All of the work of <a href="http://bullcitysummer.org/">Bull City Summer</a> has been reviewed and now the very best is on display at several area locations.</p><p>WUNC's Carol Jackson has the story:</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:20:46 +0000 Carol Jackson 38233 at http://wunc.org [VIDEO] Behind-The-Scenes, One Summer With Durham Bulls Take Me Out To The Ballgame: Opening Day In NC http://wunc.org/post/take-me-out-ballgame-opening-day-nc <p>The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. - Terrance Mann, <em>Field of Dreams </em></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:04:08 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 33159 at http://wunc.org Take Me Out To The Ballgame: Opening Day In NC Why Baseball Pitchers (And Other Athletes) Are Getting Taller http://wunc.org/post/why-baseball-pitchers-and-other-athletes-are-getting-taller <p>Scientists have known for years that the athletes topping the podium in speed sports, like swimming and running, have grown taller over the past century. Now, new research from Duke University shows that athletes in a range of other sports, including certain team sports, are following a similar trend.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 18609 at http://wunc.org Why Baseball Pitchers (And Other Athletes) Are Getting Taller Tar Heels Win Rematch With Wolfpack, Still Alive In College World Series http://wunc.org/post/tar-heels-win-rematch-wolfpack-still-alive-college-world-series <p></p><p>Top-seeded North Carolina is still alive at the College World Series after shutting out North Carolina State Thursday night, 7-0.&nbsp; After losing to the Wolfpack last Sunday, the Heels bounced back to beat their rival's ace pitcher.<br><br>As Tar Heel and Wolfpack supporters mixed in with the fans who entered the the stadium behind home plate, they immediately felt the 22 mile-an-hour breeze in their face.&nbsp; Tar Heels coach Mike Fox also noticed it.</p><p>"Yeah, you can see the flags.&nbsp; There was no doubt it was going to be a pitcher’s night," Fox said.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:11:35 +0000 Greg Echlin 17652 at http://wunc.org Tar Heels Win Rematch With Wolfpack, Still Alive In College World Series UNC-Chapel Hill Faces NC State In College World Series Tonight http://wunc.org/post/unc-chapel-hill-faces-nc-state-college-world-series-tonight <p></p><p>UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State will both try to avoid elimination tonight when they meet in the College World Series.</p><p>This is the fifth match-up of the season between these two rivals and the stakes don’t get much higher. UNC and State split a pair of regular season match-ups. The Tar Heels then won a classic 18-inning affair last month during the ACC Tournament. And the Wolfpack got the latest laugh with an 8-1 victory in the College World Series this past weekend.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:37:15 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 17621 at http://wunc.org UNC-Chapel Hill Faces NC State In College World Series Tonight UNC Win And NCSU Loss Set Up Rivalry Rematch http://wunc.org/post/unc-win-and-ncsu-loss-set-rivalry-rematch <p></p><p>Another rivalry game between North Carolina and North Carolina State is on the horizon at the College World Series in Omaha.&nbsp; This time, the loser will go home.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>No team has been hotter down the stretch than North Carolina State. UCLA’s 2-1 victory over the Wolfpack on Tuesday was only the fifth loss for State since March 31, and no one except for Florida State and the North Carolina Tar Heels had beaten the Pack.&nbsp; So Wolfpack coach Elliott Avent was in no mood to talk about the Tar Heel rematch Thursday night.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:30:12 +0000 Greg Echlin 17529 at http://wunc.org UNC Win And NCSU Loss Set Up Rivalry Rematch NC State Dominates UNC To Open College World Series http://wunc.org/post/nc-state-dominates-unc-open-college-world-series <p></p><p>North Carolina and N.C. State have played each other 285 times in baseball, but they met for their first College World Series matchup Sunday with the Wolfpack coming out on top.</p><p>This marks the sixth time in eight years the Tar Heels have earned a trip to Omaha. As the top-seeded team in the championship, the only thing missing from their point of view is a national championship.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:22:04 +0000 Greg Echlin 17382 at http://wunc.org NC State Dominates UNC To Open College World Series VIDEO: Wolfpack Ball Players' Pickup Game With 11-Year-Olds http://wunc.org/post/video-wolfpack-ball-players-pickup-game-11-year-olds <p>NC State's Wolfpack has had the entire season to prepare for its World Series shot this weekend, but when they arrived at the hotel in Omaha this week, a couple players managed to get in a last minute pickup game with a Little League team on the lawn of their hotel. &nbsp;NC State communications caught players Logan Ratledge and Jake Armstrong on film batting with an 11-and-under team from Colorado Thursday afternoon. Nearby hotel and car windows were spared –they used a wiffle ball.</p><p><a href="http://youtu.be/-smqYXb8VnA">http://youtu.be/-smqYXb8VnA</a></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 17238 at http://wunc.org VIDEO: Wolfpack Ball Players' Pickup Game With 11-Year-Olds Baseball: NC State Heads To World Series, Carolina Suffers First No-Run Game http://wunc.org/post/baseball-nc-state-heads-world-series-carolina-suffers-first-no-run-game <p>NC State is going to its first College World Series since 1968.&nbsp; The Wolfpack beat Rice in 17 innings last night, 5-4.&nbsp; Brett Williams drove in the go-ahead run with a RBI double.&nbsp;</p><p>The game was the longest Super Regional in NCAA history.&nbsp; Coach Elliot Avent says it's fulfilling for his team to break the streak of 45 years without a World Series appearance. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:21:06 +0000 Will Michaels 16918 at http://wunc.org Baseball: NC State Heads To World Series, Carolina Suffers First No-Run Game NCAA Baseball Tournament Kicks Off This Weekend http://wunc.org/post/ncaa-baseball-tournament-kicks-weekend <p>The <a href="http://www.ncaa.com/sports/baseball/d1">NCAA baseball tournament</a> gets underway this weekend with games in Raleigh and Chapel Hill.&nbsp; NC State hosts a regional with a game against Binghamton tomorrow night at seven.&nbsp; UNC Chapel Hill is the number one overall seed and will also host a regional tomorrow night.&nbsp; The Tar Heels face Canisius at 6:00.&nbsp; Coach Mike Fox says fans have a big role to play in his team's success. Fri, 31 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 16303 at http://wunc.org NCAA Baseball Tournament Kicks Off This Weekend