|Baseball Notebook (Feb. 24)|
UNCW BASEBALL NOTEBOOK
Record: 4-4 | Home: 4-3 | Away: 0-1 | Last Week: 2-2
Last Week's results: 2/20 at Charleston Southern, L 7-6; 2/22 Lehigh, W 15-0; 2/23 PPD; 2/24 Lehigh, L 4-1, W 6-1
This Week Opponent (All-time record vs): 3/1 Stony Brook (1-1), 4 p.m.; 3/2 San Diego (1st meeting), 4 p.m.; 3/3 Gardner-Webb (5-1, first meeting since 1976), 2 p.m.
CAA Player of the Week Nominee: Michael Bass, Senior, 2B, Fairmont, N.C./Fairmont
- Hit .615 for the week with two home runs and a double, his slugging percentage for the week was 1.154 and he posted a .706 on base average. He homered twice at Charleston Southern, raising his team-leading total to three. Bass also swiped three bases, scored six runs and knocked in five while fueling the Seahawks from the leadoff spot.
CAA Pitcher of the Week Nominee: Christian MacDonald, Junior, LHP, Virginia Beach, Va./Greenbrier Academy
- In just his second career start, MacDonald struck out a career-high six in a career long 7 and 2/3 innings in a 6-1 win over visiting Lehigh. MacDonald allowed just four hits during his stint and at one point retired 18 of 20 batters over a span of six-plus innings. MacDonald lowered his season ERA to 2.61 following the outing.
CAA Rookie of the Week: Steven Linkous, Fresh., 3B, Leland, N.C./North Brunswick
- Linkous batted .455 on the week on the strength of a four-hit game on Friday in his first career start. He scored four runs, drove in two and stole two bases in four games covering 11 plate appearances.
Notes: The Seahawks won their series against Lehigh while the pitching staff allowed just one earned run (0.36 ERA) and limiting the Mountain Hawks to a .170 batting average ... Jordan Ramsey tossed a complete game in the opening game of Sunday's twin bill ... Ramsey was the tough luck loser as Lehigh capitalized on a three-run error on a dropped fly ball and later a passed ball, all in the first inning for a 4-0 lead ... He finished with a walk and a career-high tying seven strikeouts ... For the week, Ramsey held opponents to a .226 batting average with eight strikeouts in eight innings ... Seahawk batters drew 14 walks and struck out 15 times against Lehigh ... The Seahawks belted six homers on the week, including a four-round tripper effort at Charleston Southern ... In the Lehigh finale, sophomore Corey Dick and freshman Christian Wolfe belted two-run homers in pinch hitting roles.
Streaks: Michael Bass has reached base safely in all eight games this season and his streak is at 10 dating back to last season ... Bass and Tyler Molinaro both lead the team with four-game hitting streaks ... Molinaro is hitting and even .400 (6-15) during that streak ... Bass, meanwhile, is at .615 (8-13).
Record Watch: Head Coach Mark Scalf (694-541-1) is six wins away from 700 career victories ... Hunter Ridge is 16 hits away from becoming UNCW's all-time hits leader, but has struggled early after going 0-11 last week ... Michael Bass moved into a tie for 10th at UNCW with 56 stolen bases, he's 6-for-6 this season.