Rain pushes UNCW, VCU baseball series to Saturday; Seahawk softball continues homestand

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The Seahawks return to Brooks Field following a brief four-game road swing that included the program’s first-ever trip to California. Due to the wet weather across the area this week, Friday’s opener has been postponed. UNCW and VCU will now open the series with a 3 p.m. start on Saturday. The two rivals will play a doubleheader at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Mat Batts looks to build off a strong outing in San Diego last week. Photo by UNCW sports.
Mat Batts looks to build off a strong outing in San Diego last week. Photo by UNCW sports.

UNCW enters the series with a 5-6 mark after going 1-2 in California with a win over Baylor and losses to San Diego and Pepperdine.

Heading the Seahawk lineup is junior first baseman Corey Dick, who totes a six-game hitting streak into the weekend series, while hitting .400 with a team-high 11 runs batted in. Also above .300 are freshmen Casey Golden (.355) and Robbie Thorburn (.343). Sophomore middle infielder Terence Connelly continues to recover from a slow start and has raiser his average to .345.

UNCW Starters

Saturday: Mat Batts, LHP (0-2, 6.00 ERA, 3 Starts, 18.0 IP/21 SO)
Sunday game 1: Nick Monroe, RHP (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 Start, 12.2 IP/8 SO)
Sunday game 2: Ryan Foster, RHP (0-0, 4.50 ERA, 1 Start, 6.2 IP/9 SO)

Softball

The UNCW softball team also continues their homestand this weekend with three games scheduled against N.C. Central at Boseman Field. The Lady Seahawks (8-8) play a single-game on Saturday at 4 p.m., followed by a doubleheader starting at noon Sunday on campus.