North Carolina's Casey Cook (Aaron Fitt)

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Breakout stars Cook, Osuna, Matthijs lead Heels past Jackets

At The Ballpark

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Casey Cook has stood out for his sweet lefthanded swing since the day he showed up on campus at North Carolina in the fall of 2021. Former UNC coach Mike Fox and current coach Scott Forbes have compared his swing to former UNC hitting machine turned first-round pick Michael Busch, which is a particularly high compliment around these parts.

But until this spring, Cook didn’t exactly drive the ball with the kind of authority Busch did. He missed nearly all of 2022 with a shoulder injury, and he served as a nice table-setter in[…]

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