MALIBU, California – The Seahawks close out their trip on the West Coast on Tuesday with 5 p.m. EST start against West Coast Conference member Pepperdine at scenic Eddy D. Field on the Malibu campus.

UNCW (5-5) enters the non-conference road game coming off a 5-3 win over Baylor of the Big 12 Conference at the USD Tournament in San Diego on Sunday. The Seahawks trailed 2-0 after five inning and 3-2 after seven before rallying with three runs in the top of the ninth to grab a 5-3 lead.

Pepperdine, meanwhile, has done some traveling of it owns after visiting Hawaii for a four-game series in which it split with the Rainbow Warriors. The Waves topped UH, 7-3, in the series final for the split. Pepperdine owns a 6-1 record at home this season and carries a six-game winning streak in front of its home fans after a season-opening loss to St. John’s.

Sophomore righthander Evan Phillips (1-1, 1.64 ERA) will make his third start of the season for UNCW while Pepperdine counters with lefthander Matt Maurer (0-1, 2.63) who will also be making his third start of the season.

The Seahawks will return to Wilmington following the game on Tuesday and return to action when they open a three-game set with former conference rival VCU on Friday at 4 p.m.

5 things to know for Tuesday’s game

  1. UNCW is 0-2 all-time against members of the West Coast Conference, both losses are to San Diego
  2. Pepperdine won the 1992 College World Series and last competed in the NCAA tournament in 2012
  3. UNCW first baseman Corey Dick carries a six-game hitting streak into the game while second baseman Dillon Bass has a team-high four doubles and owns an eight-game streak of getting on base
  4. Pepperdine Head Coach Steve Rodriquez will be an assistant coach this summer with the Team USA College team, a team which UNCW skipper Mark Scalf has served as an assistant twice during his career
  5. UNCW’s Scalf will be serving as head coach for the program in his 1,300th game on Tuesday