@UNCWbaseball Game Day
Schedule Fri. 6:30 p.m. | Sat. 6:30 p.m. | Sun. 2 p.m.
Location Veterans Memorial Park (Harrisonburg, Va.)
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Bass Now The Biggest Fish In The Lineup (Brian Mull, Wilmington Star News)

HARRISONBURG, Virginia - UNCW heads into Colonial Athletic Association play this weekend when it opens defense of its conference title against the Dukes of James Madison. The series opens on Friday with a 6:30 p.m. first pitch.

The Seahawks carry a five-game winning streak into the series following a midweek sweep of Elon and Coastal Carolina. Against Elon it was the strong arm of Blaze Tart that carried the Seahawks past the Phoenix, 7-3. But it was the bats that lifted UNCW to a 13-7 over CCU as the Seahawks erased an early 3-0 deficit to post the win. Tyler Molinaro collected a career-high four hits, including his fourth homer of the season.

The Dukes, meanwhile, are the hottest team in the league with an eight-game winning streak entering the weekend. JMU opened its conference slate last weekend with a three-game sweep of Hofstra, who was picked second in the preseason poll.

UNCW will use the same rotation its used all season with Mat Batts opening the season followed by Jordan Ramsey and Christian MacDonald on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Seahawk pitcher have fashioned a league-leading 3.46 earned run average.

The Dukes will be looking to avenge a sweep at the hands of the Seahawks last season in Wilmington. That sweep sparked the Seahawks to a 24-6 record and CAA regular season and tournament titles.

The only game slated to be streamed online is Saturday's 6:30 p.m. contest, but fans can follow the games via twitter (@uncwbaseball) and live stats at UNCWsports.com. For those on the go, you can follow live stats on your smartphone at UNCWstats.com.