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#13 Blaze Tart
Position: Right-hand Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 203
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Durham, N.C.
High School: Pendleton Prep (Fla.)
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2013 (Red-shirt Junior): split season between bullpen and mid-week starting roles … Made 15 appearances, including 10 starts … Picked up win with seven-inning effort against Elon (3/12) … Also credited with wins against East Carolina (3/19) and Hofstra (5/18) … Struck out season-high six against Elon in that win … Didn’t figure in decision in start against Elon (6/2) in Charlottesville Regional (5IP/8H/3R/3ER/3BB/3SO).

2012 (Red-shirt): Missed season following arm surgery mid-way through 2011.

2011 (Sophomore): Became UNCW's top pitcher before elbow injury curtailed season at midpoint ... Owned 2-0 record and tied for bullpen lead with five saves ... Pitched in 13 games, making three starts ... Opponents hit just .202 against him ... Finished with 23 strikeouts in 33 innings ... Struck out career-high eight in five-inning relief stint at George Mason (3/26) in picking up win ... Tossed complete game in just second career start against William & Mary (4/16).

2010 (Freshman): Pitched in six games.

At Pendleton Prep: Selected by Boston Red Sox in 33rd round of MLB Draft ... Pendleton concluded 2009 season ranked seventh nationally by Maxpreps.com ... Earned All-Conference honors his sophomore season ... Later earned All-State honors as a junior ... Served as Panthers' closer and recorded nine saves and compiled a 1.20 ERA in 20 innings as a junior ... Allowed just eight hits and five walks while striking out 41 ... Compiled 9-0 mark and 1.26 ERA his senior season as Panthers compiled 33-1 mark ... Struck out 39 in 35.2 innings ... Played in Florida Athletic Coaches Association Classic.

Personal: Full name: Willie Blaze Tart ... Born in Greensboro, N.C. ... Son of Marlene Hankins and Willie Brent Tart.

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