Game Day Information
 Date (s)
 April 8-9-10, 6 p.m., 4 p.m., 2 p.m.
 Location  Brooks Field (Wilmington, N.C.)
 Tickets  UNCW Ticket Office
 TV/Radio  WMFD AM630 (locally)
 Online  Live Stats | Hawk Vision | Audio
 Promotions  UNCW Baseball Card Series: Friday - Thomas Pope; Sat. - 1961 National Champions; Sunday - Steven Davis
 Social Media  Follow on Facebook: (Team | UNCWsports) | Twitter: (Team | UNCWsports)
 Weather  Accuweather Forecast: Weekend
 Online Publications  Game Notes | Virtual Guide | Records Book | UNCW | Delaware

WILMINGTON, North Carolina -UNCW returns to Colonial Athletic Association play this weekend when it hosts fellow conference leader Delaware for a three-game series beginning on Friday. The Seahawks and Blue Hens are in a virtual tie with James Madison for first place with a .667 winning percentage.

The Seahawks (15-12, 6-3 CAA) split a pair of non-conference games this week with a win at Campbell and a narrow one-run setback to visiting College of Charleston on Wednesday. In CAA play, UNCW rallied to win the series at George Mason two weeks ago. UNCW is in a stretch that sees them play 16 games in a 21-day period.

The Blue Hens, meanwhile, have won four of the last five, including a series win against visiting Georgia State last weekend. UD won the first two contests before GSU prevented a sweep with a 10-8 win in the finale. Overall the Blue Hens stand at 16-13 and 8-4 in the league.

Daniel Cropper will carry his 4-0 mark into the series opener on Friday while the Blue Hens counter with senior righthander Eric Young (3-2, 4.17 ERA). Game two will see sophomore Blaze Tart make his first career start for the Seahawks. UD will turn to a pair of freshmen in the final two games in righthanders Chad Kuhl (1-2, 4.55) and Dan Gatto (1-2, 4.43). UNCW is in decided in its starter for the third game.

Both teams will be following another big series this weekend when James Madison hosts Georgia State in Harrisonburg.

This Friday's game will be covered on Twitter @UNCWbaseball. Follow the game using #UNCWbaseball.