2013 UNCW Baseball Virtual Guide
This guide was made to assist those in covering the Seahawks.
Table of contents/schedule table of Contents Media Information .............................. 4 Opponent Contact Information ........... 5 Rosters ........................................... 6-7 Preseason Notes ............................ 8-9 Season Preview .......................... 10-11 Head Coach Mark Scalf .............. 12-13 Assoc. Head Coach..................... 14-15 Asst. Coach Robert Woodard ............16 Asst. Coach Robbie Monday .............17 meet The Seahawks 1 William Prince .......................18 2 Ryan LaGrange ......................19 4 Luis Renvill ............................20 5 Micah Jarrett.........................21 6 Michael Bass .........................22 9 Dillon Bass ............................23 10 Hunter Ridge .......................24 11 Jordan Ramsey ...................25 12 Tyler Molinaro .....................26 13 Blaze Tart ............................27 19 Kelly Secrest .......................28 20 Josh Abshire .......................29 22 Ryan Mayhew ......................30 meet The Seahawks (cont.) 24 Luke Dunlap ........................31 26 Justin Livengood ................32 28 Mat Batts ............................33 30 Ricky Holden .......................34 31 Justin Manning ...................35 33 Drew Farber.........................36 34 Christian MacDonald...........37 MacDonald 35 Jack Lane............................38 39 Matt Keeler..........................39 40 Corey Dick ...........................40 Seahawk Newcomers ......... 41-42 Upperclassmen Survey .....................43 2012 Statistical Review .............. 44-49 Game-Season-Career Records ... 50-52 Career Records ........................... 53-55 Season Records .......................... 56-58 Miscellaneous Records.....................58 Class Records ...................................59 Records Vs Division I Opponents......60 Season Results (Division I) ......... 61-69 Year-by-Year/All-Times Coaches.....61 CAA/NCAA Leaders/Rankings ..........70 All-Time Postseason Records/Results ......................... 71-72 CAA Tournament Records.................73 NCAA Tournament Records ..............74 Honors/Awards........................... 75-76 Seahawks In The Majors...................77 All-Time Numbers ...................... 78-79 All-Time Letterwinners ............... 80-81 Credits Project Editor: Tom Riordan Editorial Assistance: Joe Browning, Jarrett Abelson, UNCW Baseball coaching staff. Compilation: Tom Riordan Design/Layout: Tom Riordan Photography: Joe Browning, Cathy Cushner (JMU photo services), Jamie Moncreif (UNCW photo services). Cover Design: Tom Riordan Feburary 15 Kent State Kent State Vs. Virginia Tech 16 Virginia Tech Kent State Vs. Virginia Tech 17 Kent State Virginia Tech 20 at Charleston Southern 22-24 Lehigh March 1 2 3 5 8-10 12 13 15-17 19 20 22-24 27 29 april 2 3 5 7 10 12-14 16 19-21 23 26-28 Hughes Bros. Challenge Stony Brook Gardner-Webb Vs. San Diego San Diego Stony Brook Vs. Gardner-Webb Gardner-Webb San Diego Vs. Stony Brook at College of Charleston VCU Elon Coastal Carolina at James Madison* East Carolina Charleston Southern Georgia State* NC State at Old Dominion* College of Charleston North Carolina at Davidson Davidson at Elon Delaware* at East Carolina at George Mason* at North Carolina at Towson* Northeastern* at NC State William & Mary* at Coastal Carolina at Hofstra* 4 p.m. Noon 4 p.m. Noon 10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 4, 2 , 1 p.m 4 p.m Noon 4 p.m. Noon 2 p.m. 10 a.m. 3 p.m. 4, 2, 2 p.m. 5 p.m. 4 p.m. 4, 2, 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6, 2, 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 ,3, 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6, 2, 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 3, 2, 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 3, 2, 1 p.m. Following the seahawks uncwathletics uncwsports @uncwbaseball @uncwathletics uncwsports May 3 7 9-11 14 17-18 6, 2, 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 6, 6, 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 12 (DH), 12 p.m. Colonial athletic association Championship Harrisonburg, Va., May 22-25 NCaa regionals, May 31-June 3 NCaa super regionals, June7-10 College World series omaha, Neb., 15-26 Page 3 since 2000 the seahawks have ... Posted a .669 winning % in Caa play ... Won 3 Caa tournament titles ... Made 5 NCaa tournament appearances ... Had 68 all-Caa honorees and 40 players enter professional ranks page 3 • UNCWsports.com • @UNCWbaseball • #omahawks • page 3 media information Media Services Notes and up-to-date statistics will be available via e-mail, UNCWsports.com and in the press box on game day. A fi nal box score and play-by-play will be available following each game. Phone lines are provided for use by the media. Credentials Requests for media credentials must be made as early as possible by contacting UNCW’s Athletic Communications Offi ce. Credentials are issued to accredited members of the working media only, and all requests will be evaluated and prioritized. Credentials will be left at the ticket booth at the entrance to Brooks Field. Press Box Seating in the press box is limited and will be issued on a fi rstcome, fi rst-served basis. Internet Access The press box has both wireless and ethernet connections. athletic Communications staff Joe Browning Senior Asso. AD/ Dir. of Ath. Comms 910.962.3236 email@example.com 28th year at UNCW Tom Riordan Asst. Dir Ath. Comm. Baseball Contact 910.962.4099 firstname.lastname@example.org 14th year at UNCW Jarrett Abelson Asst. Dir Ath. Comm. 910.962.3252 email@example.com 7th year at UNCW Post-Game Interviews Both coaches and selected players are available upon request following each game. Interviews will take place on the fi eld next to the respective dugouts. The NCAA’s 15-minute “cooling off” period will be enforced. General Interviews Day-to-day interviews with the coaching staff and players are encouraged. Please contact Tom Riordan at (910) 962-4099 to arrange an interview. Telephone Interviews In the event you are unable to talk in person to a student-athlete or coach, we will attempt to arrange a telephone interview at a time convenient to both parties. Please allow ample time to set up a mutually agreeable date and location for those involved. Game Day Interviews No interviews will be given prior to the game, with the exception of pregame radio shows. Visiting Radio Opposing teams wishing to originate radio broadcasts from Brooks Field should contact Tom Riordan at (910) 962-4099 to secure phone lines. Visiting radio will broadcast from within the press box or on a landing in front of the press box, weather permitting. Internet Coverage All of the latest information on the Seahawk baseball team, as well as UNCW’s other intercollegiate teams, may be found on the department’s internet web site at UNCWsports.com. For information on the Colonial Athletic Association, visit CAAsports.com. Live stats will be available for all games. FTP Service The Athletic Communications offi ce is pleased to offer FTP service for video and photos. Please contact Tom Riordan for information on how to access this service. Pregame Schedules for games at Brooks Field Page 4 Start time Home Batting Practice Visitor Batting Practice Field cleared Home inﬁeld Visitor inﬁeld Field Maintenance Lineup cards exchanged National Anthem First pitch 2:00 pm 12:00 12:40 1:20 1:25 1:35 1:45 1:50 1:56 2:00 4:00 pm 2:00 2:40 3:20 3:25 3:35 3:45 3:50 3:56 4:00 5:00 pm 3:00 3:40 4:20 4:25 4:35 4:45 4:50 4:56 5:00 6:00pm 4:00 4:40 5:20 5:25 5:35 5:45 5:50 5:56 6:00 page 4 • UNCWsports.com • @UNCWbaseball • #omahawks • page 4 opponent information School Kent State Virginia Tech Charleston Southern Lehigh Stony Brook San Diego Gardner-Webb College of Charleston VCU Elon Coastal Carolina James Madison East Carolina Georgia State NC State Old Dominion North Carolina Davidson Delaware George Mason Towson Northeastern William & Mary Hofstra UNCW CAA Contact Molly Radzinski Marc Mullen Zeke Beam Christopher Martrich Adam Gutes Chris Loucks Marc Rabb Will Bryan Andrew Phillips Chris Rash Mike Cawood Kevin Warner Malcolm Gray Jason Ashcraft Cavan Fosnes Carol Hudson Dave Schmidt Mark Brumbaugh Adam Nichols Rachel Buck Dan O’Connell Michael Black Travis Lawson Len Skoros Tom Riordan Rob Washburn email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Head Coach Scott Stricklin Pete Hughes Stuart Lake Sean Leary Matt Senk Rich Hill Rusty Stroupe Monte Lee Shawn Stiffler Mike Kennedy Gary Gilmore Spanky McFarland Billy Godwin Greg Frady Elliott Avent Chris Finwood Mike Fox Dick Cooke Jim Sherman Bill Brown Mike Gottlieb Neil McPhee Jamie Pinzino John Russo Mark Scalf Web site KentStatesports.com HokieSports.com CSUsports.com Lehighsports.com GoSeawolves.org USDToreros.com GWUsports.com CofCsports.com VCUAthletics.com ElonPhoenix.com GoCCUsports.com JMUsports.com ECUPirates.com Georgiastatesports.com GoPack.com ODUsports.com GoHeels.com DavidsonWildcats.com BlueHens.com GoMason.com TowsonTigers.com GoNU.com TribeAthletics.com GoHofstra.com UNCWsports.com CAAsports.com Page 5 email@example.com page 5 • UNCWsports.com • @UNCWbaseball • #omahawks • page 5 Numerical roster # 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 39 40 Name William Prince Ryan LaGrange Luis Renvill Micah Jarrett Michael Bass Steven Linkous Joe Bertone Dillon Bass Hunter Ridge Jordan Ramsey Tyler Molinaro Blaze Tart Ryan Foster Gavin Stupienski Jared Gesell Kelly Secrest Josh Abshire Christian Wolfe Ryan Mayhew Luke Dunlap Justin Livengood William Shepley Mat Batts Nick Monroe Ricky Holden Justin Manning Andy Austin Drew Farber Christian MacDonald Jack Lane Evan Phillips Terence Connelly Matt Keeler Corey Dick Pos. RHP IF/C IF OF IF IF OF IF IF RHP OF RHP RHP C RHP LHP C OF RHP OF RHP LHP LHP RHP RHP C/IF IF C LHP RHP RHP IF IF IF Cl. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr.-r Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Jr.-r Fr. Jr.-r Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr.-r Fr. Fr. Sr.-r So. B/T L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/R L/R R/R L/R L/R L/R R/R R/R L/R R/R L/L R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/L L/L R/R R/R L/R L/R R/R L/L R/R R/R L/R L/R L/R Ht. 5-10 6-0 5-11 5-11 5-9 6-0 6-0 5-9 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-0 6-1 5-9 6-0 5-11 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-4 6-3 5-11 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-10 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-0 Wt. 170 200 165 185 155 165 205 190 210 205 215 215 190 210 195 210 175 175 180 180 210 185 200 245 200 180 185 210 210 245 210 190 188 245 Hometown/High School (Previous School) Wilson, N.C./Fike Wilmington, N.C./Laney Raeford, N.C./Hoke County Salisbury, N.C./East Rowan (Pitt CC) Fairmont, N.C./Fairmont Leland, N.C./North Brunswick Huntersville, N.C./Hopewell Four Oaks, N.C./South Johnston Asheboro, N.C./SW Randolph Lexington, N.C./North Davidson Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle (Pitt CC) Durham, N.C./Pendleton Prep Advance, N.C./Davie County Columbus, N.J./Hun School High Point, N.C./High Point Christian Mt. Airy, N.C./North Davidson Wake Forest, N.C./Wakefield Wilmington, N.C./Ashley Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth Walnut Cove, N.C./East Forsyth Winston-Salem, N.C./Ledford (Cape Fear CC) Winston-Salem, N.C./Salisbury School [Conn.] Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor (Western Carolina) Mebane, N.C./Eastern Alamance Rockingham, N.C./Richmond Senior Raleigh, N.C./Holly Springs Salisbury, N.C./East Rowan Bethesda, Md./St. John’s College Virginia Beach, Va./Greenbrier Academy Huntersville, N.C./Hopewell Clayton, N.C./Clayton Garden City, N.Y./Chaminade Davidson, N.C./Cannon (Wingate) Albemarle, N.C./Albemarle Head Coach: 3 Mark Scalf (22nd season, UNCW, 1980) Associate Head Coach: 17 Randy Hood (12th season, Campbell, 1990) Assistant Coach: 41 Robert Woodard (1st season, UNC Chapel Hill, 2008) Assistant Coach: 23 Robbie Monday (1st season, UNCW, 2010) Page 6 page 6 • UNCWsports.com • @UNCWbaseball • #omahawks • page 6 Roster by position Pitchers (15) # Name 1 William Prince 11 Jordan Ramsey 13 Blaze Tart 15 Ryan Foster 18 Jared Gesell 19 Kelly Secrest 22 Ryan Mayhew 26 Justin Livengood 27 William Shepley 28 Mat Batts 29 Nick Monroe 30 Ricky Holden 34 Christian MacDonald 35 Jack Lane 36 Evan Phillips Catchers (4) # Name 16 Gavin Stupienski 20 Josh Abshire 31 Justin Manning 33 Drew Farber Infielders (10) # Name 2 Ryan LaGrange 4 Luis Renvill 6 Michael Bass 7 Steven Linkous 9 Dillon Bass 10 Hunter Ridge 32 Andy Austin 37 Terence Connelly 39 Matt Keeler 40 Corey Dick Outfielders (5) # Name 5 Micah Jarrett 8 Joe Bertone 12 Tyler Molinaro 21 Christian Wolfe 24 Luke Dunlap Pos. RHP RHP RHP RHP RHP LHP RHP RHP LHP LHP RHP RHP LHP RHP RHP Pos. C C C/IF C Pos. IF/C IF IF IF IF IF IF IF IF IF Pos. OF OF OF OF OF Cl. Jr. So. Jr.-r Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr.-r Fr. Jr.-r Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr.-r Fr. Cl. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Cl. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr.-r So. Cl. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. B/T L/R L/R R/R R/R R/R L/L R/R R/R R/L L/L R/R R/R L/L R/R R/R B/T L/R R/R L/R R/R B/T R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R L/R L/R L/R L/R L/R B/T R/R L/R L/R R/R R/R Ht. 5-10 6-4 6-4 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-10 6-1 Ht. 6-2 6-1 5-11 6-1 Ht. 6-0 5-11 5-9 6-0 5-9 6-0 6-2 6-1 5-11 6-0 Ht. 5-11 6-0 6-3 5-9 5-11 Wt. 170 205 215 190 195 210 180 210 185 200 245 200 210 245 210 Wt. 210 175 180 210 Wt. 200 165 155 165 190 210 185 190 188 245 Wt. 185 205 215 175 180 Hometown/High School (Previous School) Wilson, N.C./Fike Lexington, N.C./North Davidson Durham, N.C./Pendleton Prep Advance, N.C./Davie County High Point, N.C./High Point Christian Mt. Airy, N.C./North Davidson Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth Winston-Salem, N.C./Ledford (Cape Fear CC) Winston-Salem, N.C./Salisbury School [Conn.] Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor (Western Carolina) Mebane, N.C./Eastern Alamance Rockingham, N.C./Richmond Senior Virginia Beach, Va./Greenbrier Academy Huntersville, N.C./Hopewell Clayton, N.C./Clayton Hometown/High School (Previous School) Columbus, N.J./Hun School Wake Forest, N.C./Wakefield Raleigh, N.C./Holly Springs Bethesda, Md./St. John’s College Hometown/High School (Previous School) Wilmington, N.C./Laney Raeford, N.C./Hoke County Fairmont, N.C./Fairmont Leland, N.C./North Brunswick Four Oaks, N.C./South Johnston Asheboro, N.C./SW Randolph Salisbury, N.C./East Rowan Garden City, N.Y./Chaminade Davidson, N.C./Cannon (Wingate) Albemarle, N.C./Albemarle Hometown/High School (Previous School) Salisbury, N.C./East Rowan (Pitt CC) Huntersville, N.C./Hopewell Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle (Pitt CC) Wilmington, N.C./Ashley Walnut Cove, N.C./East Forsyth Head Coach: 3 Mark Scalf (22nd season, UNCW, 1980) Associate Head Coach: 17 Randy Hood (12th season, Campbell, 1990) Assistant Coach: 41 Robert Woodard (1st season, UNC Chapel Hill, 2008) Assistant Coach: 23 Robbie Monday (1st season, UNCW, 2010) Page 7 page 7 • UNCWsports.com • @UNCWbaseball • #omahawks • page 7 Preseason Notes Seahawks Earn fifth NCAA berth UNCW stormed through the CAA regular season and tournament to earn its fi fth NCAA tournament berth where it played in the Raleigh Regional hosted by NC State. The Seahawks dropped their opener to second-seeded Vanderbilt and eliminated Sacred Heart before bowing to eventual regional winner Wolfpack. RPI Watch The Seahawks fi nished with the highest RPI in the CAA, ranking 43rd nationally. The CAA managed just one other team in the top 100. 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 101 102 67 22 94 49 50 42 48 49 49 46 87 119 91 Hunter Ridge ranks among uNCW’s all-time leaders in Hits (4th), RBI (6th), Batting Avg (7th), Doubles (T7th). HITS Rec 3rd Ridge RBI Rec 5th Ridge 260, Jason Appel (05-08) 245, Joonathan Batts (04-07) 242, Hunter Ridge (10-Act.) 182, Jonathan Batts (04-07) 153, Matt Poulk (02-06) 150, Hunter Ridge (10-Act.) uNCW Wins Third CAA Crown The Seahawks rallied from a 6-0 defi cit to rival Delaware for a 10-8 win in the championship game of the CAA tournament, played in Harrisonburg, Va. UNCW was extended to a fourth game by the Blue Hens after UD knocked off the Seahawks, 11-9, in the fi rst championship game of the tournament. BATTING AVERAGE Rec .371, Tim Preston (04-05) 6th .349, Thomas Pope (09-12) Ridge .348, Hunter Ridge (10-Act.) Seahawks Cruise to CAA Regular Season Title UNCW sailed through the CAA with a 24-6 record and taking the regular season title by four games over Hofstra (20-10). The Seahawks won all 10 series, including four sweeps. With their 24 wins, the Seahawks own the top two winningest seasons in the history of the CAA. UNCW posted a 25-4-1 record in 2008 and won the regular season by fi ve games. Brooks field Home of the Seahawks UNCW sported a record of 19-8 at Brooks Field overall and 12-3 in the league. The Seahawks will play 32 home games in 2013. Venturing to Brooks Field this season are Omaha participants Kent State and Stony Brook along with perennial powers North Carolina, NC State, East Carolina, Coastal Carolina and the College of Charleston. Brooks Field will also return to hosting the CAA Championship in 2014. UNCW hosted the tournament from 2004-2011. DOuBLES Rec 6th Ridge 62, Jonathan Batts (04-07) 53, Corey Broome (90-93) 50, Hunter Ridge (10-Act.) molinaro Takes The Lead To The Power Of Teal Tyler Molinaro became the fourth Seahawk to lead the CAA in home runs, joining previous sluggers Bryan Britt (1996), Mark Carver (2008) and current assistant coach Robbie Monday (2010) as the only Seahawks to lead the league. The Seahawks slammed 56 home runs in 2012, ranking 11th nationally. Outfi elder Tyler Molinaro led the Seahawks with 16 round trippers while Andrew Cain added 12. Coaching Staff Adds Two Ten-Year Anniversary of 2003 NCAA Team Defensive Efficiency Page 8 The baseball program will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the 2003 Seahawks, who earned the program’s fi rst-ever NCAA tournament berth. That season, the Seahawks fi nished 40-23, won the CAA’s American Division and advanced to the regional fi nals of the Baton Rouge Regional hosted by LSU. The Seahawks ranked second in the CAA in defensive effi ciency behind leader William & Mary. The ranking shows the percentage that a team turned balls put in play into outs. Team WM UNCW GMU VCU JMU Dela GSU NE ODU Hofstra Towson Def Eff .713 .697 .693 .679 .676 .676 .669 .666 .660 .653 .647 Hits 445 545 523 548 560 545 582 509 543 586 627 HR 24 26 27 30 45 25 35 32 28 29 42 AB 1817 2094 1950 2014 1844 1970 1968 1742 1846 1938 2014 SO 387 416 369 431 280 394 329 337 377 349 388 SH 39 38 43 42 40 36 26 36 53 26 40 Sf 22 22 21 20 31 20 22 18 19 21 31 UNCW welcomed Robert Woodard and Robbie Monday to the coaching staff during the summer. Woodard served as the volunteer assistant coach at UNC Chapel Hill while Monday served on former Seahawk coach Josh Simmons staff at Barton College. Woodard helped the Tar Heels to two college world series appearances as a player and one as an assistant. Monday takes over the volunteer slot with the Seahawks. Monday played two seasons for UNCW, leading the CAA in home runs as a senior with 20 in 2010. Beginning And Ending Scalf Career Record UNCW skipper Mark Scalf enters his 22nd second season as head coach with a record of 690537-1 overall and 280-188-1 in the CAA. Scalf is just the third coach in the program’s history and is its all-time winningest coach. Andrew Cain belted his 12th round tripper of the season in his fi nal at-bat of his career against NC State in the Raleigh Regional. Earlier in the year Luke Dunlap homered in his fi rst career atbat coming against Delaware in Newark. page 8 • UNCWsports.com • @UNCWbaseball • #omahawks • page 8 Preseason Notes Welcome to the Club UNCW welcomes 13 newcomers to the program in 2013. Nine are in-state products and four from out of state. Righthander Evan Phillips was drafted by Kansas City in the 2012 MLB draft, but chose to honor his commitment to the program. # 7 8 14 15 16 18 21 25 27 29 32 36 37 Name Steven Linkous Joe Bertone Ryan Dolan Ryan Foster Gavin Stupienski Jared Gesell Christian Wolfe Alex Pernick Will Shepley Nick Monroe Andy Austin Evan Phillips Terence Connelly Pos. Hometown IF Leland, N.C. OF Huntersville, N.C. OF Plymouth Meeting, Pa. RHP Advance, N.C. C Columbus, N.J. RHP High Point, N.C. OF Wilmington, N.C. OF Marstons Mill, Mass. LHP Winston-Salem, N.C. RHP Mebane, N.C. IF Salisbury, N.C. RHP Clayton, N.C. IF Garden City, N.Y. The Seahawks will again tackle a tough nonconference as they did in 2012 when the slate was ranked 20th nationally and the toughest east of Texas. UNCW will play 14 games against teams that reached the NCAA tournament, including 10 at Brooks Field. School Kent State, Stony Brook NC State San Diego Col. of Charleston Coastal Carolina East Carolina North Carolina Round CWS Super Regional NCAA NCAA NCAA NCAA NCAA ‘13 Brings Another Challenging Slate Junior lefthander mat Batts, a third-team All-CAA honoree in 2012, is the top returning pitcher in the CAA after ranking first in starts (16), second in ERA (3.04), third in innings pitched (100.2) and tied for the league-lead in strikeouts (90). Returning for the Seahawks Despite the loss of three all-conference starters, the Seahawks return All-CAA honorees Hunter Ridge, Michael Bass, Tyler Molinaro, Mat Batts and Corey Dick. They also return righthander Jordan Ramsey, who was the Sunday starter for the Seahawks. The Colonial Athletic Association championship returns to Harrisonburg for the second consecutive season before moving to Wilmington in 2014 and down to Charleston in 2015 and 2016. CAA Coaches Preseason Predicted Order of finish 1. UNCW (5 fi rst-place votes) 75 2. Hofstra (3 fi rst-place votes) 69 3. James Madison 62 4. Delaware (2 fi rst-place votes) 57 5. George Mason 49 6. Old Dominion 32 7. William and Mary 30 8. Towson 28 9. Northeastern 27 10. Georgia State 21 Player, School John Puttress, Northeastern Jared Hammer, Hofstra Jimmy Yezzo, Delaware Michael Bass, UNCW Dalton Rouleau, Hofstra Ryan Lindemuth, William & Mary Aaron Barbosa, Northeastern Tyler Molinaro, UNCW Hunter Ridge, UNCW Brendan Butler, Towson Conner Brown, James Madison Mat Batts, UNCW Michael Trionfo, Towson Kelly Secrest, UNCW Pos. Cl. C Sr. 1B Sr. 1B Jr. 2B Sr. SS Sr. 3B Jr. OF Jr. OF Sr. OF Sr. UT So. DH Jr. SP Jr. SP Sr. RP Jr. Hometown New Providence, N.J. Flemington, N.J. Cherry Hill, N.J. Fairmont, N.C. Lompoc, Calif. Burke, Va. Dracut, Mass. Charlottesville, Va. Asheboro, N.C. Bel Air, Md. Richmond, Va. Winston-Salem, N.C. Jacksonville, Md. Mt. Airy, N.C. 20 13 It’s In The Pen The Seahawks return the bulk of their bullpen from 2012. Last season, UNCW’s bullpen combined for a 17-7 record and posted a 3.16 ERA. Led by lefthander Kelly Secrest and righthander Ricky Holden, both juniors, the pen held opponents to a .245 batting average. Holden and William Prince tied for the staff lead with four saves. MAY 22-25 50 And Counting Drew Farber became the third catcher since 1999 to start 50 games behind the plate for the Seahawks Catcher Daniel Marsh Daniel Marsh Cody Stanley Drew Farber Starts 56 56 55 53 Year 1999 2000 2010 2012 2012 Stats .323, 0 HR, 29 RBI .376, 4 HR, 66 RBI .358, 8 HR, 46 RBI .326, 33 RBI, 20 SB .328, 31 RBI, 26 SB .376, 5 HR, 48 RBI .352, 20 RBI, 14 SB .273, 16 HR, 48 RBI .340, 4 HR, 41 RBI .308, 34 RBI, 14 SB .338, 3 HR, 33 RBI 6-5, 3.04 ERA, 90 K’s 11-3, 3.35 ERA, 52 K’s 5-2, 1 sv., 2.12 ERA, 45 K’s UNCW In The CAA Since 2000 UNCW VCU JMU GMU ODU W&M Delaware Towson Georgia State Hofstra Northeastern 2000 2001 13-8 11-9 9-12 12-8 12-9 10-11 7-14 5-15 14-7 6-15 7-14 12-9 --------------------2002 14-7 13-8 15-5 12-7 8-12 12-9 12-7 9-12 --2-19 --2003 15-6 17-3 13-7 9-8 5-15 12-4 7-13 11-9 --5-15 --- 2004 17-6 14-10 8-16 20-4 13-11 14-10 12-11 6-18 --3-21 --- 2005 21-3 14-10 8-16 15-9 5-19 9-15 13-11 13-11 --10-14 --- 2006 17-13 18-11 22-8 12-18 21-9 11-19 12-18 8-22 13-17 11-19 19-10 2007 18-11 18-11 11-17 14-14 18-11 13-16 18-11 11-18 15-15 11-18 12-17 2008 25-4-1 8-17 20-9 18-10 14-14 16-13 12-16 14-16 12-17 7-23 12-17-1 2009 10-8 8-16 12-11 19-5 13-11 9-14 11-10 12-12 12-9 6-18 13-11 2010 13-11 16-7-1 18-6 11-13 11-13 10-14 9-15 11-13 17-6-1 10-14 5-19 2011 18-12 12-18 21-9 7-23 19-11 16-14 16-14 15-15 17-13 12-18 12-18 2012 24-6 15-15 10-20 16-14 9-21 12-18 17-13 15-15 14-16 20-10 13-17 Totals 217-107-1 174-146-1 169-144 165-154 156-171 153-169 139-139 125-161 110-93-1 97-198 86-108-1 Page 9 page 9 • UNCWsports.com • @UNCWbaseball • #omahawks • page 9 season Preview Starters Mat Batts LHP (6-5, 3.04 ERA) • Jordan Ramsey RHP (4-3, 4.36) • Blaze Tart RHP (2-0, 3.24 in 2011) Relievers Kelly Secrest LHP (5-2, 2.12) • Ricky Holden RHP (3-0, 2.28) • Jack Lane RHP (3-0, 4.05) • William Prince RHP (2-3, 2.77) • Christan MacDonald LHP (1-0, 9.53) • Justin Livengood RHP (0-0, 9.00) • Ryan Mayhew (0-0, 0.00) retUrNiNg PitCHiNg Starter Drew Farber (.277-1 HR-34 RBI) Returning Josh Abshire (.167-0-0), Ryan LaGrange (.050-0-0) CatCHiNg PITCHING The Seahawks will again look to their starting rotation to spearhead another run at a conference title in 2013. UNCW starters fashioned a 3.94 ERA overall in 2012 and 3.27 against CAA opponents. The Seahawks did lose Tyler McSwain (9-4, 3.18 ERA, 15 starts), who anchored the staff as its Friday night starter, but return a combined 38 starts from 2012. In the bullpen, Ricky Holden, Kelly Secrest and William Prince return following solid sophomore seasons. Holden made a career-high 26 appearances and posted a 3-0 record and tied for the staff lead with four saves. Opponents hits just. 225 against him and at one point, Holden strung together 26 consecutive shutout innings. Secrest also set a careerbest with 30 appearances and fashioned a 5-2 record and a 2.12 ERA. Mat Batts, a third-team All-CAA He struck out 45 in 51 innings and selection in 2012, returns to the rota- limited opponents to a meager .193 tion along with Jordan Ramsey, who average. Rounding out the backend earned All-Rookie honors. The duo is of the pen was Prince, who collected joined by Blaze Tart, who missed the four saves in 21 outings, all in relief. 2012 season following surgery during Prince struck out 21 in 26 innings. the middle of the 2011 season. Prior to his injury, Tart was the Seahawks Also returning to the deep staff are top pitcher, moving into the starting righthander Jack Lane and southpaw rotation early in the schedule after Christian MacDonald. Lane appeared opening in the closer’s role and post- in 27 games for the Seahawks and ing fi ve saves. went 3-0 with a 4.07 ERA. MacDonald made 14 appearances and is coming The duo of Batts, who is the off his best fall performance in his league’s top returning ERA leader at time with the Seahawks. With his fall 3.04, and Ramsey comprised two- performance, he pushed for a spot in thirds of the weekend rotation for the the starting rotation. Justin LivenSeahawks, a rotation that helped post good also is back for the Seahawks a 24-6 record, second most wins in after giving them a lift late in the seaCAA history. Ramsey allowed just one son, including a 2 1/3 inning stint of home run last season. During the sum- shutout baseball against Delaware in mer, he gained experience pitching for the championship game of the CAA Cotuit of the Cape Cod League. tournament. Sophomore righthander Ryan Mayhew made just one appearance in 2012, but like many Seahawks, was able to make the most of his summer opportunity by playing for Front Royal of the Valley League. In 15 2/3 innings, Mayhew struck out 31 batters, averaging 17.8 strikeouts per nine innings. During the Blue-Teal World Series in the fall, he served as Blue’s closer and recorded four saves. Joining the Seahawks this season ve freshmen who will have an are fi immediate impact on what already is a deep and talented staff. Ryan Foster, Jared Gesell, Will Shepley, Nick Monroe and Evan Phillips will aid the Seahawks in a multitude of ways as rookies. Foster was an All-State selection and Central Piedmont Conference Pitcher-of-the-Year twice. Gesell was a four-year starter at High Point Christian and earned AllConference honors twice. Shepley, a southpaw, helped Salisbury Prep to a ranking of 28th nationally his senior season while going 7-0 with a 0.46 ERA. Monroe, meanwhile, fi nished his prep career with a pair of All-State honors and 387 strikeouts. Rounding out the newcomers is Phillips, who was drafted by Kansas City in the 2012 MLB Draft. He posted a 5-2 mark with 109 strikeouts in 61 innings for Clayton. CATCHER Returning for the Seahawks are Drew Farber and Josh Abshire. Farber played in 55 games for the Seahawks, including 53 as a starter in 2012. He fi nished with one homer and 34 runs batted in while handling a pitching staff that ranked 62nd nationally with a 3.61 ERA. Farber joined Daniel Marsh (1999-00) and Cody Stanley (2010) as Seahawk catchers since 1998 to start 50 or more games behind the plate. Abshire, who made eight starts in the outfi eld for UNCW in 2012, started seven games behind the plate as a freshman in 2011. Abshire had a strong fall season, splitting time behind the plate and in the outfi eld. Junior infi elder Ryan LaGrange also moved behind the plate in the fall and showed a knack for the position. LaGrange is solid defender in the fi eld as well as behind the plate with a strong arm. Sophomore Justin Manning saw limited time as a freshman for the Seahawks. Manning hit .307 and made the All-Star game for the Southern Collegiate Baseball League over the summer. Freshman Gavin Stupienski missed Page 10 page 10 • UNCWsports.com • @UNCWbaseball • #omahawks • page 10 season Preview Starter Hunter Ridge (.340-4-41) • Michael Bass (.326-0-33, 20 SB) Returning Corey Dick (.302-8-35) • Luis Renvil (.333-0-1) • Matt Keeler (.259-0-0) • Dillon Bass (.167-0-1) • Ryan LaGrange (.050-0-0) iNFieLd Starters Tyler Molinaro (.277-16-48) Returning Luke Dunlap (.333-1-3) • Micah Jarrett (.250-0-3) • Josh Abshire (.167-0-0) oUtFieLd most of the fall with a shoulder injury, but showed a strong bat from the left side. He could add depth, depending on his recovery from fall surgery. In the mix for the open two spots are sophomore Luke Dunlap, senior As a freshman, Corey Dick helped Micah Jarrett and freshmen Joe Berpower the Seahawk lineup from the tone, along with Abshire and AusDH slot and earned Freshman AllRenvill, a junior, is coming off a tin. Dunlap had just six at-bats as America honors after hitting .302 solid summer in the Valley League, a freshman, but made the most of with eight home runs and knocking in hitting .252 with 12 extra base hits those chances with a home run and 35 runs. He continued to swing a hot for Front Royal. He played both sec- a double. Jarrett played in 17 games, bat over the summer, batting .311 for ond and shortstop over the summer including fi ve starts, before a shoulFront Royal while playing fi rst base. and will be a solid option up the mid- der injury shortened his season. He dle. hit .250 (6-24) with two doubles and On the left side of the infi eld, fresha triple and scored seven runs. man Terence Connelly looks to step in Freshman Andy Austin is primariat shortstop while third base could be ly an infi elder, but showed athleticism Freshman Christian Wolfe made Bass hit a career-high .326 and manned by another freshman in Ste- during the fall in the outfi eld to give strides during the fall adjusting to the fueled the Seahawks from the bottom ven Linkous. Along with Matt Keeler the Seahawks another lefthanded op- game at the collegiate level. Wolfe of the order. He scored 33 runs and and Luis Renvill, LaGrange will also tion off the bench in both spots. is a solid defensive player with plus knocked in 33 runs while stealing 20 be in the mix on the left side. speed. bases in 23 attempts, most among OuTfIELD returning players on the Seahawks. Connelly was a three-year starter CAA home run king Tyler Molinaro Defense is where Bass made his big- at Chaminade (N.Y.), helping the Fly- is the lone returning outfi elder for gest impact, fi elding at a .982 clip ers to the 2011 NSCHSAA title and the Seahawks, who featured a pair of and committing just six errors, lowest top ranking on Long Island. As a fi rst-team All-CAA players in Thomas among starters in the CAA. His 200 senior, he hit .441 with 16 doubles Pope and Andrew Cain, both of whom assists led the league and ranked and stole seven bases. Linkous is a graduated. Pope fi nished among UNthird all-time at UNCW. local product who played at North CW’s all-time leaders in batting averBrunswick and was a three-time 2A age and Cain was drafted by the San Ridge, meanwhile, returns for All-State selection for the Scorpions. Francisco Giants in the MLB draft. his senior season poised to become In 2012, he hit .458 and stole an imthe program’s all-time leader in sev- pressive 30 bases. Molinaro, a third-team All-CAA eral offensive categories. As a junior, selection, belted 16 round trippers Ridge rebounded from a slow start in becoming the fourth Seahawk to INfIELD UNCW enters the 2013 season looking to replace the left side of the infi eld following the graduation of Matt Campbell (3B) and Jake Koenig (SS). While losing that left side, the Seahawks do return Michael Bass (2B) and Hunter Ridge (1B) on the right side. Both were second-team All-CAA selections while leading the Seahawks back to the NCAA tournament. to fi nish with a .340 batting average with 16 doubles, four homers and 41RBI. His .434 on base average ranked second on the team thanks in part to a career-high 37 walks. Keeler, a senior, gives the Seahawks additional depth on the corners and at second base and a lefthanded bat off the bench. Keeler is a solid defender at both infi eld positions and showed constant improvement at the plate in the fall. lead the league in homers. He also knocked in a lineup-leading 48 runs while adding 17 doubles and a triple. Page 11 page 11 • UNCWsports.com • @UNCWbaseball • #omahawks • page 11 Head Coach Mark scalf The Seahawks open their 22nd season under the direction of the school’s all-time winningest coach, Mark Scalf, in 2013. In his 21st season with the Seahawks, Scalf directed the program back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008. UNCW captured its first CAA Tournament crown since 2006 and was the top-seed in the tournament after cruising through the league with a 24-6 record. The Seahawks extended their streak of conference tournament appearances to 27 as he was honored by the league’s coaches as the Coach-of-the-Year. UNCW posted a 39-23 record, marking its most wins since the 2008 club’s school-record 44 wins. The 39 wins were sixth most in the program’s history. A pair of Seahawks was selected in the 2012 MLB draft with outfielder Andrew Cain going to San Francisco in the 24th round and pitcher Tyler DeLoach in the 26th round to Anaheim. In 2011, UNCW continued its streak of reaching the CAA Tournament with an 18-12 record and a third-place finish. The Seahawks are the only school in the conference to participate in each postseason championship tournament since the inaugural event in 1986. The Seahawks made their fourth appearance and second straight in the CAA Championship game in 2010 after staving off elimination three times before falling to VCU in extra innings in the final game of the tournament. It was the second straight year UNCW fought off elimination three times and reached the finals. Scalf, already UNCW’s all-time winningest coach, reached another milestone in his career that season when the Seahawks topped Towson, 12-6, for his 600th career victory. UNCW was also highly regarded by professional baseball as five Seahawks were selected in the 2010 draft, including Cody Stanley what was picked in the fourth round by the St. Louis Cardinals. With just one senior on the 2009 squad, the Seahawks bolted to a 17-3 start and reached the CAA championship game for the third time. UNCW also returned to the national rankings, reaching as high as 26th. In the CAA Tournament, the Seahawks faced elimination three times and fired back with a pair of wins, including a 5-3 win over nationally-ranked and top-seeded George Mason. In 2008, the Seahawks set school and conference records for wins on their way to their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance. UNCW posted 42 wins entering the NCAA Cary Regional and ran off 25 wins in the Colonial Athletic Association. For his efforts, Scalf earned his fourth CAA Coach-of-the-Year honor. In 2007, the Seahawks rallied to win eight of their last nine Colonial Athletic Association games to earn a share of the regular season title with an 18-11 mark. Page 12 Scalf, who concluded his 16th season with the Seahawks in 2007, earned his 500th career win, all at UNCW, with an 8-7 win over Elon on April 17. The Seahawks also fashioned wins over nationally-ranked Texas Christian and NC State as the program played a total of nine games against ranked opponents. In 2006, the Seahawks became the first team in the CAA to post four-straight seasons of 40 or more wins, while winning a then school record 42 games. Scalf was recognized by his peers as the CAA’s Coach-of-the-Year in 2005 after the Seahawks blazed through the conference schedule with a 21-3 mark, winning the regular page 12 • UNCWsports.com • @UNCWbaseball • #omahawks • page 12 Head Coach Mark scalf season title by six games. It marked the third CAA Coach-of-the-Year award for Scalf, who also collected the honor in 1995 and 2000. In his 29-year association with the program as an assistant coach and head coach, Scalf has recruited 89 All-Conference players, including 1989 CAA Player-of-the-Year Trent Mongero, 1994 CAA Co-Player-of-the-Year Battle Holley, 1996 CAA Player-of-the-Year Bryan Britt and 2008 honoree Mark Carver. Many of Scalf’s players have moved on to the professional ranks. A total of 45 players were either drafted or signed pro contracts, including fi fth-round selection Chris Hatcher (Florida) and ninthround pick and 2007 South Atlantic League MVP John Raynor. Both players were selected in the 2006 draft when UNCW set a school record with six players being drafted that year. In 2008, Bradley Holt became UNCW’s highest draftee when the righthander went in the supplemental portion of the fi rst round (33rd pick overall) to the New York Mets. Scalf lettered four years at second base for UNCW in the late 1970s and returned to his alma mater in 1984 as an assistant coach, serving under Bobby Guthrie for eight seasons. In that span, Scalf was an integral part of regular season conference championships in 1987 and 1989. By concentrating on recruiting and conditioning as an assistant, Scalf showed he was ready to head up the program and when Guthrie stepped down on May 28, 1991, Scalf was tabbed to be the new skipper. In Scalf’s debut season in 1992, the Seahawks established 17 school records, went 3-2 in the conference tourney and came close to reaching the championship game for the fi rst time. By the assessment of his peers, Scalf worked magic in 1995, guiding the Seahawks to a secondtime assistant in 1982 when the Tar Heels captured the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA post-season playoffs. Scalf has also been involved in summer leagues, coaching the New Market, Va., “Rebels” of the Valley League in 1984, and directing the Wareham, Mass., “Gatemen” of the Cape Cod League in 1985. Mark Scalf was honored by the league’s coaches as Coach-of-the-Year in 2012 after leading UNCW to a 24-6 record in conference play. place fi nish in the league and a 3025 overall scorecard. He was honored as CAA Coach-of-the-Year for his efforts. In 1996, Scalf coached the Seahawks to the CAA championship game and featured CAA Player-ofthe-Year selection Bryan Britt. In 2000, the Seahawks set a then-school record for wins as a member of the NCAA with 36 while going 13-8 in the CAA during the regular season. Scalf was named CAA Coach-of-the-Year for the second time in six seasons. Scalf led the Seahawks to their fi rst-ever 40-win season and the program’s fi rst NCAA bid at the 2003 Baton Rouge Regional. UNCW reached the championship game against host LSU, taking the fi ve-time NCAA champions to extra innings before falling 9-8 in 11 innings. In 2004, the Seahawks recorded their second straight 40-win season at 40-23, advanced to the NCAA Kinston Regional fi nals and placed six players on the All-CAA team. A 1980 graduate of UNCW’s physical education department, Scalf broke into the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at UNC Chapel Hill in 1981. He was a full- In 2003, Scalf was selected by South Carolina head coach Ray Tanner to serve on the staff for USA Baseball during the team’s summer tour. Scalf later served as an assistant on the 2007 staff under the direction of former Long Beach State skipper Mike Weathers. Both squads won silver medals in the Pan Am Games. Scalf and his wife, Allyson, have two daughters, Madison, 25, and Jordan, 22. SCALf CAREER RECORD CAA Coach-of-the-Year: 1995, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012 ABCA Regional Coach-of-the-Year: 2003, 2006, 2008 Team USA Baseball Assistant Coach: 2003, 2007 Season 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999