WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW softball team closes out the regular season this weekend as it hosts James Madison in a three-game Colonial Athletic Association series at Boseman Field.

The Seahawks and Dukes will play a doubleheader on Friday and a single game on Saturday with action on both days set to begin at Noon. Saturday’s finale will serve as the program’s annual senior day, with the team honoring student-athletes Morgan Ayers, Brittany Gamby, Tori Sewell, Casey Shue and Camry Wagner prior to the start of the contest.

Live stats and streaming video will be available for all three cgames and can be accessed by clicking on the links at the top of the page.

Heading into the final weekend of the season, UNCW (18-31; 4-10 CAA) is on the outside looking in for the upcoming CAA Championship as it needs to sweep the Dukes and have College of Charleston sweep Towson in order to capture the fourth and final spot in the tournament, slated for May 7-9 at the home of the regular-season champion.

At the plate, Gamby continues to pace the Seahawks with a .284 batting average and Shue still leads the team with 25 RBI while freshman Nella Chamblee ranks second on the squad in both categories (.279 BA & 21 RBI). Junior Casey Rowland and freshman Peyton Jordan remain the team’s anchors in the circle as the duo has combined to post a 3.81 earned run average with three shutouts, 20 complete games and 246 strikeouts in 297.0 innings pitched this season.

James Madison (38-13; 12-3 CAA) looks to lock up home-field advantage for the CAA Championship as it holds a one-game lead over College of Charleston for first place in the league standings heading into the final weekend. Caitlin Sandy, the reigning CAA Player-of-the-Week, leads the Dukes lineup with a .327 batting average while Erica Field has driven in a team-best 32 RBI . Jailyn Ford and Heather Kiefer have split the majority of time in the circle for Head Coach Mickey Dean this season and have combined to post a 1.74 earned run average, 257 strikeouts, 10 shutouts and 29 complete games in 328.1 innings pitched.  

James Madison holds a 28-6 lead in the all-time series and have won six straight in the series, including a three-game sweep last April at Boseman Field. UNCW’s last win against the Dukes came in a 9-7 come-from-behind victory at home on March 27, 2011.