CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A couple of players with ties to North Carolina were selected in the first round of Major League Baseball's First Year Players Draft Thursday night.
North Carolina infielder Colin Moran was chosen 6th overall, by the Miami Marlins. Moran, an All-American third baseman, hit .348 with 13 home runs for the Tar Heels.
He and Carolina are currently ranked No. 1 and have a date with South Carolina in Friday's NCAA Super Regionals in Chapel Hill.
Bandys High School pitcher Hunter Harvey, son of former major league pitcher Bryan Harvey, was selected by the Baltimore Orioles with the 22nd pick of the first round.
Harvey was 8-0 with 116 strikeouts in 54 innings of work his senior season in Catawba. He's rated the seventh best right handed pitcher in the draft by Baseball America.