|Baseball Notebook (Mar. 10)|
UNCW BASEBALL NOTEBOOK
Record: 9-6 | Home: 9-4 | Away: 0-2 | Last Week: 3-1
Last Week's results: 3/5 at Coll. of Charleston, L 6-5; 3/8-10 VCU, W 9-3, W 7-2, W 3-2
This Week Opponent (All-time record vs): 3/12 Elon (25-19), 5pm; 3/13 Coastal Carolina (31-52), 4pm; 3/15-17 at JMU (38-54), 6:30pm, 6:30pm, 2pm
CAA Player of the Week Nominee: Ryan LaGrange, IF, Junior, Wilmington, N.C./Laney
- LaGrange led the Seahawks with a .636 batting average with five runs batted in and two scored. LaGrange belted his second round tripper of the season in the Seahawks 9-3 win on Friday as the Seahawks began their sweep of VCU. On Sunday, his RBI single in the sixth inning put the Seahawks in front to stay as they completed the sweep with a 3-2 win. LaGrange is hitting .533 (8-for15) in his modest four-game hitting streak.
CAA Pitcher of the Week Nominee: Jordan Ramsey, Sophomore, RHP, Lexington, N.C./North Davidson
- Ramsey tossed his second career complete game, but it was his first nine-inning effort as UNCW topped VCU, 7-2, on Saturday, clinching a series win for UNCW against its former CAA rival. Ramsey's (1-2) previous career-long was 7 and 2/3 innings last season against Towson and his seven strike strikeouts tied his career-high for the third time overall and second this season. Ramsey, the reigning CAA Co-Pitcher-of-the-Week, scattered nine hits and walked two while allowing just three hits with two outs. With runners on base, VCU went just 2-forf-13 against the righthander who ended second and fourth innings with strikeouts and runners in scoring position. Ramsey has allowed just one earned run in his last 23 and 2/3 innings, fashioning a 0.38 ERA over that span. On the season his ERA stands at 1.91.
CAA Rookie of the Week: none
Dominant Pitching: In a 3-1 week for UNCW, the pitchers combined for a 2.80 ERA and held opponents to a .259 batting average ... Jordan Ramsey (1.00), Mat Batts (1.12), Christian MacDonald (2.45) and Blaze Tart (3.38) all gave UNCW solid starts ... In 15 starts this season, Seahawk pitchers have combined for a 2.79 ERA.
How To Win A Series: The Seahawks are a combined 8-2 on Fridays and Sundays.
Streaks: Michael Bass extended his hitting streak to 11 games and his on-base streak to 15, dating back to last season ... Bass is hitting .436 (17-39) during his hitting streak with 14 runs scored and seven knocked in ... Terence Connelly and Josh Abshire have both reached base in seven consecutive games ... Michael Bass is 8-for-8 this season in stolen bases.