UNCW Weekly Report (3/24/14)

Record: 11-11 | CAA: 0-0 | Week: 3-1

Last week’s schedule

3/18 at Coastal Carolina, W 7-3 | Story
3/21 West Virginia, W 2-1 (10) | Story
3/22 West Virginia, L 9-3 | Story
3/23 West Virginia, W 13-10 | Story

This Week:

3/25 at East Carolina, 6 p.m. Live Stats | Audio
3/26 NC State, 6 p.m. Live Stats | Audio
3/28 at James Madison, 6:30 p.m. Live Stats | Video (Free)
3/29 at James Madison, 6:30 p.m. Live Stats | Video (Free)
3/30 at James Madison, 1 p.m. Live Stats | Video (Free)

Player-of-the-Week Nominee

Luke Dunlap, OF/DH, Junior, Walnut Cove, N.C./East Forsyth

- Dunlap hit .538 (7-for-13) on the week while posting a slugging percentage of .769 on the strength of three doubles and recording an OBA of .588 thanks in part to two walks and being hit by a pitch. Dunlap scored three runs and knocked in five as the Seahawks went 3-1 on the week, including a series win over Big 12 member West Virginia. Against the Mountaineers, he had two hits in each game and doubled twice and knocked in three runs as UNCW rallied for a 13-10 win in the series finale. After opening the season 0-for-11 and suffering an ankle injury, Dunlap is hitting .410 over his last 12 games.

Pitcher-of-the-Week Nominee

Mat Batts, LHP, Senior, Winston-Salem, N.C./Mt. Tabor (Western Carolina)

- Batts didn’t figure in the decision as he went pitch-for-pitch with 2013 Big 12 Pitcher of the Year Harrison Musgrave in the series opener. Batt went eight innings, allowing one run on four hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. He’s allowed two or fewer runs in each of his last three starts, all games which UNCW would go on to win.


The Seahawks continue to fare well against their tough non-conference schedule, standing with an 11-11 record against the fourth toughest schedule as rated by Warrennolan.com … UNCW rallied from a 10-9 deficit for a 13-10 win over West Virginia to win the series … Cory Dick provided the eventual winning runs with a two-run homer in the series finale that lifted UNCW to an 11-10 lead … The Seahawks won the opener of the series on an infield single from freshman Casey GoldenKelly Secrest earned the win to improve to 5-1 on the season, it was his 15th career win … In the series finale, he nailed down his 10th career save to move into fourth on UNCW’s career list … UNCW upped its record against the Big 12 to 3-1 this season … Friday’s win was the third for UNCW when trailing or tied after the eighth inning … The Seahawks open conference play this weekend when they visit James Madison for a three-game set.