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.
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).
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.
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.
To The Power Of Teal
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.
Ten-Year Anniversary of 2003 NCAA Team
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.
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.
260, Jason Appel (05-08) 245, Joonathan Batts (04-07) 242, Hunter Ridge (10-Act.)
RBI Rec 5th Ridge
182, Jonathan Batts (04-07) 153, Matt Poulk (02-06) 150, Hunter Ridge (10-Act.)
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.
HITS Rec 3rd Ridge
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
DOuBLES Rec 6th Ridge
62, Jonathan Batts (04-07) 53, Corey Broome (90-93) 50, Hunter Ridge (10-Act.)
molinaro Takes The Lead
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.
Coaching Staff Adds Two
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
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.
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