Jun 20, 2013; Omaha, NE, USA; North Carolina Tarheels players huddle before their game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack during the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA Today Sports

Tar Heel pitcher Benton Moss to return for senior season

Tar Heel baseball fans got some good news Friday afternoon when Jessie H. Nunery reported on Twitter that Moss will not be signing with the San Francisco Giants and instead will be returning to Chapel Hill for one more season.

Moss was named a freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association following his 2012 season. His freshman year, he went 7-2 with a 1.94 era and 83 strikeouts.

His sophomore year, he posted a 3.77 era and 8-1 record in 16 starts. He struck out nine more batters his sophomore year, 92, good for second on the team.

Last season, Moss started 15 games and had a 3.62 era. He recorded four wins and two losses while pitching a team high 97 innings. His strikeouts were down, however, as he recorded just 77. Opponents hit .214 against the junior.

Moss was drafted in the 15th round by the San Francisco Giants following the Diamond Heel’s season.

Moss is a Morehead-Cain scholar majoring in economics and business administration. He was born in Tarboro, NC, and went to Rocky Mount High School.

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