|Softball Preview: Drexel|
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW softball team closes out the home portion of its 2013 schedule this weekend as it hosts Drexel in a three-game Colonial Athletic Association series at Boseman Field.
The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday with action on both days set to begin at Noon. Sunday’s contest will also serve as the program’s senior day, with the team honoring senior student-athletes Lauryn Buckworth and Olivia Poplin prior to the start of the contest.
Live stats will be available for all three games of the series and can be accessed by clicking here ... All three contests will also feature a free audio stream that can be accessed by clicking here … Fans can also keep up with the UNCW softball team by checking out the program's Facebook (UNCW Softball) and Twitter (@UNCWsoftball) accounts or the department's Facebook (UNCWsports) and Twitter (@UNCWAthletics) pages.
Series Notes Versus Drexel
Rowland Named CAA Pitcher-of-the-Week
UNCW sophomore hurler Casey Rowland was named CAA Pitcher-of-the-Week on Feb. 11.
Matkins Nabs CAA Rookie Honor
Freshman outfielder Taylor Matkins was named CAA Co-Rookie-of-the-Week, league officials announced on March 12.
Rowland Enters Career Strikeout Chart
Sophomore hurler Casey Rowland recently moved into the program's top 10 list for strikeouts in a career.
The Norton Era Begins With A Win
The Seahawks gave first-year head coach Kristy Norton a victory in her UNCW debut, an 8-0 triumph over Detroit on Feb. 8 in the Seahawk Clash. Norton became the first UNCW head coach to win her inaugural game since Melissa Jarrell posted a 6-5 victory over Drexel to begin the 2002 season.
The Run Game
Let’s Keep Playing
UNCW recently played the longest game in program history with a 12-inning contest at George Mason on March 30.
UNCW closes out the regular season May 3-4 with a three-game series at Delaware. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday at and a single game on Saturday. Action on both days will begin at Noon.