|Softball Preview: Towson|
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW softball team begins a 10-game home stand this weekend as it entertains Towson in a critical three-game Colonial Athletic Association series at Boseman Field.
The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday that has been moved to a 1:30 p.m. start time before concluding the series with a single on Sunday slated for Noon.
Heading into the series, Towson holds a three-game lead over the Seahawks for the fourth and final spot in the CAA Championships with nine league games remaining for both programs.
Molly Maid Pink Game/NFCA StrikeOut Cancer Contest
Saturday’s doubleheader will serve as the program’s Molly Maid Pink Game/NFCA StrikeOut Cancer Contest as the team will donning pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness … Special pink T-shirts and customized softball items will be on sale as well as a silent auction with all proceeds to benefit the Pretty In Pink Foundation that provides financial assistance and support to underinsured and uninsured North Carolinians with breast cancer … Former UNCW standout Lindsay Styons-Hampton will be on hand to throw out the first pitch prior to Saturday’s contest … Styons-Hampton, who appeared in 154 career games at UNCW from 2005-08, lost her husband Spencer to cancer last June.
Series Notes Versus Towson
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 continues its 10-game home stand next week with a pair of midweek doubleheaders as the Seahawks will host Campbell Tuesday and NC Central Thursday. The start for both doubleheaders is set for 4 p.m.